Meridia at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort - Kohala Coast, HI
Chef Junior Ulep is currently Chef de Cuisine at Meridia Restaurant located at The Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel. He is a native of Hawaii and is from the North Shore of Oahu.
Ulep’s experience is filled with top name restaurants in Hawaii including Keolu Clubhouse and the Ulu Restaurant at Four Seasons Hualalai Big Island; the former Fine Dining Room at Four Seasons Lodge at Koele; the former Ihilani Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay Hotel on the Island of Lana’i; Rays on the Bay Restaurant at the Sheraton Kona Resort; Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection; The CanoeHouse Restaurant at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows; and The Winchester Inn Restaurant in Ashland Oregon.
Junior Ulep creates new and exciting recipes that incorporate local flavors and including fresh ingredients from farms here on Hawaii Island.