Royal Lahaina Resort Welcomes New Executive Chef
Royal Lahaina Resort has hired Dylan Montano as its new executive chef. Chef Montano will oversee the culinary direction for the hotel’s signature restaurant, the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge, as well as other food and beverage initiatives.
Originally from California, Montano has held culinary positions at several well-known restaurants and hotel properties throughout San Francisco, including Jardiniere, Quince, Delfina, and Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. Since moving to Lahaina in 2013, he has served as executive chef at Koa’s Seaside Grill and Star Noodle, chef de cuisine at Montage Hotels & Resorts, and most recently as chef de partie at The Ritz Carlton Kapalua.
“Chef Montano has a diverse background in French, Italian, Mexican and Pacific Rim fusion cuisine and we’re excited by the fresh new ideas and flavors he brings to our resort,” said Tom Bell, president of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management group for Royal Lahaina Resort. “With his direction, we look forward to providing an elevated dining experience for resort guests and offering a variety of delicious catering options for weddings, meetings and other special events.”