KAPALUA BAY, Hawaii (October 27, 2017) – Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Christopher Damskey as executive chef of Montage Kapalua Bay. A respected chef with more than two decades of experience in both luxury hotels and stand-alone restaurants, Damskey will oversee all culinary operations including menu creation and kitchen operations for Montage Kapalua Bay's five dining outlets.
"We are excited to have Christopher Damskey join Montage Kapalua Bay as executive chef," said Richard Holtzman, vice president and managing director, Montage Kapalua Bay. "Christopher's expertise, familiarization with the island and leadership will be beneficial to the resort's food and beverage programming as we approach the year ahead."
Prior to joining Montage Kapalua Bay, Damskey was the chef de cuisine for three years at `Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where he proudly featured ingredients from 160 local farmers and artisans. He also served as chef de cuisine at Alan Wong's Amasia at the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui, where he was responsible for three dining outlets and the training and development of a 30-member culinary team. Preceding his time in Hawaii, Damksey has held culinary positions at Market by Jean-Georges at W Hotel, Boston; Le Méridien at Chambers Hotel and The Marsh Restaurant, Minneapolis.
Damskey holds two ACF Culinary Arts Degrees, one from St. Paul Technical College and the other from Scottsdale Culinary Institute. When Damskey is not in the kitchen, he enjoys traveling the world and learning about the diversity of cultures seen in Europe and the Middle East.