EXECUTIVE CHEFAs Executive Chef of Kohanaiki, Patrick Heymann oversees all dining options, including the poolside bar and grill, the Beach Club Restaurant and Bar and all catering and banquet operations. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Patrick has cooked his way through exotic kitchens around the world. He brings his global influences to Kohanaiki, where he meshes the diverse techniques he’s learned with the unique ingredients available on the Big Island. Most recently, Chef Patrick was Executive Chef at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego and executive chef of CordeValle, a Five-Star resort in San Martin, CA.
DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGEBill brings 25 years of hospitality and food and beverage experience to his role as Director of Food and Beverage. Most of his career has been with resort hotels, including 15 years with Four Seasons Resorts Maui, Hualālai and Aviara. In 2004, Bill ventured into the world of restaurant ownership, which he continues to partner in today. Born and raised on the windward coast of O‘ahu, Bill spent his youth enjoying the ocean activities of surfing and diving. Moving to Maui, he discovered golf and has traveled extensively to pursue the individual challenge of the game, including teeing it up at Saint Andrew’s and walking its hallowed grounds.
ASSISTANT FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGERKirk Emmons moved to Hawai‘i 25 years ago to open the Kona Chart House, and then spent time working in Indonesia, Baja and Steamboat Springs, CO before returning to the Big Island. Once he was back, Kirk helped open the Hualālai Resort and spent 12 years running the members’ wine program. During that time, he worked alongside Chef Alan Wong, gaining a greater appreciation for local ingredients, Most recently Kirk was involved with the wine program at Merriman’s. Kirk’s spare time is spent in the ocean, whether it’s riding his SUP, fishing or surfing Pine Trees.
ASSISTANT FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGERBorn and raised on Hawai`i Island, Christian got his start in the F&B business during college, working his way up from bar porter at the Naniloa Hotel in Hilo to restaurant manager at Hualālai Resort. However, Christian’s induction into the Aloha spirit began much earlier with his family’s business – Ah Lans Lei Stand in Hilo – where he learned to create lei and floral arrangements. An Ironman Triathlon and Olamau finisher, Christian also paddles and does CrossFit. Christian is married with three children.
BREW MASTER/ASST FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
Garratt was raised in Kailua-Kona, and though he has had the privilege of traveling the world as a young adult, he has never desired to call anywhere else home. Food and Beverage service has always been his passion; he believes some of the strongest connections are built over a plate and glass. Garratt began the pursuit of Brewing in 2008 as a vehicle to create a convivial atmosphere of connection with the Community. He looks forward to seeing you in the Clubhouse Tasting Room!
ASSISTANT FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
A veteran of the Food & Beverage industry, Jonny worked at a number of the resorts on the Kohala Coast before joining Kohanaiki. After growing up in Kona, he spent five years in San Francisco. Jonny loves to travel, see new places, and create great connections with people.