Sandy Tuason Named Executive Chef at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

November 05, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
KOHALA COAST, Hawaii November 5, 2009 - The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows located on the Kohala Coast announced the appointment of Sandy Tuason as Executive Chef. Chef Tuason will oversee all of Mauna Lani's culinary operations and will be instrumental in showcasing Mauna Lani's new dining experience.

Chef Tuason joins us from the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, West Indies. His 18 years of culinary experience include his tenure as Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons, New York and Le Madri Italian Restaurant. He's trained under the tutelage of renowned Chefs Daniel Boulud and David Burke. In London he refined his culinary talents under Star Michelin French Chefs, Albert Roux and Michel Roux.

"Chef Tuason's wealth of culinary experience, service to the community and commitment to the growth and development of his staff make him the perfect fit for Mauna Lani. Chef Tuason is passionate about the culinary field and his cuisine has a whimsical flair to delight our guests. He will set a new bar in Hawaii's dining experience, said General Manager Brian Butterworth.

Chef Sandy is excited to bring his culinary talents to Mauna Lani Bay as he presents an exciting cooking flair delivered on every plate.

Tuason is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.

About The CanoeHouse
The oceanfront CanoeHouse restaurant is Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalow's signature oceanfront dining venue. It has been voted a Hale Aina Award winner by Honolulu Magazine and the restaurant's service and cuisine have been praised in Gourmet, Wine Spectator, GQ, Esquire, Bon Appétit, Departures and other venerable publications. Call 808-885-6622 or visit

About Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Located on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani offers guests luxury hotel accommodations or the choice of an oceanfront bungalow or one, two and three bedroom villas. With amenities such as an on-site golf course, day spa and variety of traditional and modern Hawaiian meeting facilities and wedding venues, Mauna Lani is an ideal destination in Hawaii for enjoying a relaxing vacation. To make reservations today at Mauna Lani please call 808-885-6622 or visit