Wow your guests with innovative menus that boast the rich agricultural heritage of Hawaii Island. Our chefs leverage relationships with 170-plus farmers, fishermen and ranchers to find the highest-quality ingredients. Let us take your event to the next level with creative food and beverage experiences – from beach barbecues to interactive coffee breaks and elegant gala dinners.


Cooking, to me, is the sharing of ‘aloha.’ Creating cooking classes for our groups gives me the opportunity to extend the spirit of Hualalai to the participants, enabling them to, in turn, share it with others.

Kalani Garcia Executive Sous Chef

The Team

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Richard Polhemus

Executive Chef
Chef Richard Polhemus joined the Hualalai culinary team in 2020, quickly adapting to the role of advancing the Resort's extensive hyper-local culinary philosophy. The close relationship of the Resort with the many farmers on Hawaii Island, as well as the flourishing Hualalai garden program, allows Chef Polhemus to tap into his passion for incorporating local, seasonal ingredients into his cuisine.

“My entire career has been grounded in a farm-to-table approach, I’ve always let nature and seasonality guide the creation of my menus."

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Kalani Garcia

Executive Pastry Chef
Born and raised in Maui, Chef Kalani Garcia started his career at the Hali‘imaile General Store before joining Four Seasons 16 years ago. Chef Garcia has experimented with both sweet and savory local ingredients in his positions at Four Seasons, developing the signature desserts and breads our guests can't stop talking about.

“One of my favourite ingredients to work with is Ulu (breadfruit), a staple of Hawaiian diet. I love challenging myself to create breads and desserts using Ulu flour, which is something our guests have rarely experienced.”

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