Big Island Chef to Open ‘Mai Grille’ in WaikoloaSeptember 4, 2015, 12:46 PM HST (Updated September 4, 2015, 12:47 PM)
Kings’ Grille at Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf will undergo renovations beginning on Sept. 19, emerging on Oct. 4 as Chef Allen Hess’ own island oasis, Mai Grille.
Chef Hess will bring in his well-known features based on a “slow foods” style of regional cooking from his specialties at the CanoeHouse, Allen’s Table, and Merriman’s in Waimea.
A major feature of the restaurant will be the fresh-raised foods from local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman. There’s a story behind every ingredient, according to Chef Hess, who says that he personally knows the people who provide the food he cooks.
The restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch daily, with a dinner menu in the works.
“We are very fortunate to have Chef Allen joins our ‘ohana,’” said Scott Head, Vice-President of Resort Operations.