Wailea, Maui, HI – March 21, 2022 – Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – an iconic resort nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Maui’s Wailea Beach – is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned chef Ryan Fox to the role of Executive Chef of Grand Wailea’s signature restaurant Humuhumunukunukuapua’a.
In his new role, Executive Chef Ryan Fox will oversee the day-to-day culinary operations at the resort’s award-winning restaurant, set amid an idyllic beachfront lagoon, while leading his culinary team and curating new menu items to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests.
Fox brings over 13 years of fine dining experience to Grand Wailea, with a focus on French Eclectic and Pacific Northwestern cuisine. Most recently, he was the executive chef at Nomad.PDX, a restaurant he founded in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. While in Portland, Fox earned a James Beard Rising Star Chef Nomination, and his restaurant was awarded and recognized by Portland Monthly Magazine, Eater, Thrillist, BuzzFeed and more. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America and is also a certified Sommelier.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to our team at Grand Wailea,” says JP Oliver, Grand Wailea’s Managing Director. “His long list of accolades and experience in some of the country’s most lauded restaurants make him a great fit to lead Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. We look forward to bringing his expertise and industry knowledge on board to help support the continued success of our restaurant and resort.”