Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI
Brooke Tadena recently joined the Hawaii Convention Center team as the new Executive Chef. Tadena has more than a decade of culinary leadership experience, most recently serving as executive sous chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village since 2014. As a senior chef at the resort, he was responsible for budgeting, staffing and working in coordination with Hilton partner properties. He previously served as an executive sous chef at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, and as a banquet chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
In addition to overseeing some of the state’s largest banquet facilities, Brooke Tadena’s experience spans scheduling, training staff for fine service and food preparation, and the organization of large-scale food and wine events.
He earned his associate degree in occupational studies from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and attended Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu.