How is it that the culinary movement now known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine was developed by someone who grew up in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania? Chef and restaurateur Peter Merriman tells his story of falling in love with the people, culture and food of Hawaii – and how that love and respect led to a culinary movement.
Famed chef Peter Merriman is one of the 12 founders of the “Hawaii Regional Cuisine” concept. He was recognized as the 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, after 30 years on the Big Island. Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Peter about Hawaii Regional Cuisine, his earliest cooking days, his favorite foods, what brought him to Hawaii Island, how he celebrated Hawaii Island (site of his first restaurant) by giving back to the community — and more!
A visionary and veteran restaurateur, chef Peter Merriman is integral to the shift in agriculture and food practices on our islands.
Thirty years after opening his first restaurant in Waimea on the Big Island and sparking the most influential food movement in Hawai'i, Chef Peter Merriman is just getting started.
Peter Merriman on current poke trends
The Food Network says... Merriman's Kapalua has the Best Dining View on Maui
According to Marriott Traveler, if you're a locavore... choose Merriman's!
From Wine & Spirits Magazine
Calgary Herald piece on the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, its origins and evolution, and the restaurants on Maui that feature it, including Merriman's
Merriman's Honolulu made the cut on Thrillist!
Catherine Toth's Honolulu Magazine feature on Merriman’s Honolulu
Merriman's Waimea, Merriman's Kapalua, and Merriman's Fish House also received top honors during the state’s longest running and most prestigious dining awards.
Hawaii News Now segment featuring Peter & Merriman’s Honolulu
A sneak peak of some of the new dishes at Merriman's Honolulu from Honolulu Magazine
Fun article from NY Magazine on favorite Honolulu dining spots for local Hawaii farmers & chefs, including Peter Merriman. Thanks @maoorganicfarms for the Moku shout out.
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