NINTH ANNUAL - OCTOBER 5-27, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE!
To develop her culinary career, in 2016 New Jersey native Delia Romano relocated to Hawaii where she was part of the opening team of Michael Mina’s Stripsteak in Waikiki. In 2017, she joined the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort as executive sous chef.
As a vegan, Delia is dedicated to creating innovative dishes for guests from all corners of the globe. Her mission is to show people how scrumptious food can be created without using animal products. But she can still cook a killer steak and has awesome dishes with all types of ingredients. Her versatility make her the perfect chef to cook at the festival’s Naughty or Nice pool party, which will have participating talent each prepare a “nice” vegan dish and a decadent “naught” dish.
When she’s not cooking up a storm, Delia and her fiancé, Kimberly, cruise Oahu’s beaches with their semi-famous English bulldog Batman. You may see him riding on a skateboard or a surfboard in Waikiki.
Delia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Communications and Technology from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Rutgers University.