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.
excited to welcome back Chef Grohowski to the Hyatt Regency Maui
Michael Jokovich, general manager of the resort. “With his extensive
background and wealth of knowledge in the food and beverage industry,
be a natural fit, as we continue to deliver an authentic Hawaiian
experience to our guests.”
joined the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts family in 1990, where he began his
as the chef de cuisine of Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa’s
Restaurant. Chef Grohowski became the executive
sous chef from 1996 until 1999, managing all kitchen operations. Since
has worked for various food and beverage outlets including Wind Star
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
in Calif., where he was appointed executive chef and managed the hotel
banquet menus. After more than one year at Hyatt Westlake Plaza,
became the executive chef at Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and
Center. By October 2005, he was leading the culinary team at Hyatt
A graduate of
the Paragon Restaurants Corporation chef apprentice program, Grohowski
trained with some of the world’s renowned European and American chefs.
these experiences, he has perfected international and continental
is thrilled to return to the Hawaiian Islands to showcase his specialty
become reacquainted with the island’s local farms and farmers.
serves as one of the Hyatt Corporation’s training chefs and teaches
culinary specialists in pastry presentation. He is also a team member
Corporation’s impact training.
information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact
resort by phone at 808.661.1234, or visit the resort’s website: maui.hyatt.com.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Authentic Hawaiian Hospitality
Surrounded by Tropical Luxury
situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a
stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui’s longest crescent beach,
Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in
setting of tropical luxury. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31
affords Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings and a
with panoramic views. Boasting endless amenities including Spa Moana,
only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center,
water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, championship
tennis courts, scuba and catamaran sails, four restaurants, shopping,
100,000 square feet of function space, as well as expert-led
and wildlife, art and tropical garden tours, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
offers everything necessary to create the quintessential Maui getaway.
Regency Maui Resort and Spa has been recognized with awards and
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
2011 Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” Reserve, 2011 Condé
Readers Poll “Top Spas in the World,” 2009 Travel + Leisure “World’s
Best Hotels for Families” (#1 in Hawaii / #3 in US), 2008 Condé
Traveler Gold List “Best Places to Stay,” 2008 Condé Nast
“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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