Jeff Szombaty

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa - Honolulu, HI

A native from New Jersey, Jeff Szombaty honed his gastronomic skills early in life working in professional kitchens since he was 16 years old. As an alumnus of the nationally distinguished culinary program at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Chef Szombaty joined the ranks at Hyatt Hotels in 2000.

He started crafting his career in the kitchens of Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA and then went on to become the Banquet Chef at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. In 2010, Jeff began his first post at the famed Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa as the Executive Sous Chef where he managed the renovation and rebranding of the complete outlet culinary program. In 2014, he made his way to Canada to take the helm of the hotel’s culinary operations at Hyatt Regency Vancouver in British Columbia as the Executive Chef.

Returning to Hawaii and the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa as the Director of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations, Jeff Szombaty leads and directs the culinary vision of the hotel into a new era of gastronomic distinction. His passion for indigenous, seasonal products and sustaining relationships with local vendors and farmers is evident in his style of cuisine, which focuses on simplicity and clarity of flavors. This philosophy of culinary expression has graced Szombaty with numerous awards, accolades and honors


Hawaiian Airlines Presents Behind the Cellar Door

Hawaii Convention Center

November 8, 2024

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