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Gregory Grohowski Named as Executive Chef for the 806-room
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii

LAHAINA, HAWAII (June 5, 2012) – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa announces the appointment of Gregory Grohowski as the new executive chef of the resort. Grohowski will oversee the property’s food and beverage initiatives for Japengo, Umalu, Swan Court and the resort’s catering and banquet programs. He also will direct Hyatt Corporate’s new global F&B operating philosophy, “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served” at Hyatt Regency Maui that will focus on sourcing and providing healthy food and beverage options for guests and associates. Prior to his appointment, Grohowski served as the executive chef of Hyatt Regency Irvine for seven years, where he managed all culinary operations. He returns to the island of Maui where he previously worked as the chef tourant from 1992 until 1994.

“We are excited to welcome back Chef Grohowski to the Hyatt Regency Maui family,” said Michael Jokovich, general manager of the resort. “With his extensive culinary background and wealth of knowledge in the food and beverage industry, he will be a natural fit, as we continue to deliver an authentic Hawaiian dining experience to our guests.”

Grohowski joined the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts family in 1990, where he began his career as the chef de cuisine of Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa’s Tidepool’s Restaurant. Chef Grohowski became the executive sous chef from 1996 until 1999, managing all kitchen operations. Since then, he has worked for various food and beverage outlets including Wind Star Sail Cruises as executive chef and Hyatt Regency Las Vegas Resort and Spa as executive sous chef. In March 2001, he joined the team at Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Calif., where he was appointed executive chef and managed the hotel and banquet menus. After more than one year at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Grohowski became the executive chef at Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Conference Center. By October 2005, he was leading the culinary team at Hyatt Regency Irvine.

A graduate of the Paragon Restaurants Corporation chef apprentice program, Grohowski has trained with some of the world’s renowned European and American chefs. Through these experiences, he has perfected international and continental cuisine. He is thrilled to return to the Hawaiian Islands to showcase his specialty and become reacquainted with the island’s local farms and farmers.

Grohowski serves as one of the Hyatt Corporation’s training chefs and teaches rising culinary specialists in pastry presentation. He is also a team member of Hyatt Corporation’s impact training. 
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at 808.661.1234, or visit the resort’s website: maui.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Authentic Hawaiian Hospitality Surrounded by Tropical Luxury
Ideally situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui’s longest crescent beach, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31 suites, affords Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings and a private lanai with panoramic views. Boasting endless amenities including Spa Moana, Maui’s only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, elaborate water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, championship golf, six tennis courts, scuba and catamaran sails, four restaurants, shopping, and over 100,000 square feet of function space, as well as expert-led stargazing, luau, and wildlife, art and tropical garden tours, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers everything necessary to create the quintessential Maui getaway.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has been recognized with awards and accolades including 2011 Condé Nast Traveler “Reader’s Choice Awards” Top 20 Hawaii Resorts, 2011 Maui Nō Ka ̒Oi “Aipono Award for Excellence in Sustainability”, 2011 Celebrated Living “Platinum List”, 2011 AAA Four Diamond Award, 2011 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best”  Top 25 Hawaii Resorts, 2011 Travel + Leisure “500 World Best Hotels,” 2011 Condé Nast Traveler “Top 20 Resort Spas in Hawaii” , 2011 Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” Reserve, 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Poll “Top Spas in the World,” 2009 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotels for Families” (#1 in Hawaii / #3 in US), 2008 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List “Best Places to Stay,” 2008 Condé Nast Traveler “Top 25 Hawaii Resorts” and 2011 Condé Nast Traveler "Top Golf Resorts."  Condé Nast Traveler voted Maui "Best Island in the World" in 2010.
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