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Former Maui chef to run the kitchen at award-winning Hawaiian resort
July 9, 2013 - Carla Tracy
Former Maui chef Chris Bateman has just kicked it up a few notches by being named executive chef at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at historic Ka‘upulehu on the island of Hawaii. It’s the Big Island’s first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort, and he’s now running the kitchens and culinary staff.
“Overseeing all culinary operations, Bateman joins the resort with over 20 years of experience,” says publicist Brad Packer, who also represents Four Seasons Bora Bora in Tahiti.
“Most recently, Bateman was executive chef of Jumeriah Creekside Hotel in Dubai He has also served in various positions with Jumeriah in Dubai at Jumeriah the Mayden and Jumeriah Emirates Towers Dubai, as well as at Jumeriah Essex House in New York City.”
Prior to that, Bateman was chef de cuisine at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea and as a sous chef at The Pierre, then a Four Seasons Hotel, in New York City. He began his culinary career in Stamford, Connecticut in a variety of restaurant positions.
"Chris is a talented and creative chef with worldwide experience, perfectly suited to create spectacular dining experiences here at the Resort," says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. "We're pleased to welcome him into our ohana and are excited about the continual evolution of our award-winning culinary program."
A graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America, Bateman is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all water sports and experiencing the world's cultures.
For more information and reservations, call (888) 340-5662, or visit Four Seasons Website.
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