Purpose in the Process | Podcast Episode 26: Peter Merriman
In this episode of the Purpose in the Process podcast, renowned chef Peter Merriman discusses his unique approach to hospitality in his restaurants. Why is it that a person always feels welcome when they check-in with his hosts? How does Peter motivate his entire staff to entertain like they are “throwing a party every night,” prepare each and every dish like they are “cooking for their mom,” and consistently go above and beyond to “do the right thing” for every customer they meet?
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!
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