Ravi Kapur - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Ravi Kapur

Liholiho Yacht Club - San Francisco, CA

Recognized for his heritage-driven cooking style with California ingredients, chef/owner Ravi Kapur opened Liholiho Yacht Club in 2015 in San Francisco to rave reviews.

Born in Hawaii in 1976 to his Hawaiian-Chinese mother and Indian father, Kapur grew up in a multicultural environment in which the islands’ diverse flavors and strong food cultures cultivated his palate DNA—a treasure he draws from to create his innovative, delicious food at Liholiho Yacht Club.

Kapur’s desire to cook sparked while in college. Two years later he began his chef journey. In 1998, he moved to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy.

After graduation, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he worked at The Compound Restaurant and Coyote Café. He returned to San Francisco and worked at Redwood Park. Next, he joined Nancy Oakes’ Boulevard. Over eight years he progressed from cook to chef de cuisine. In 2010 he became the executive chef of Boulevard’s sister restaurant, Prospect.

Liholiho Yacht Club, created with partner Jeff Hanak of NOPA and Nopalito, is a destination experience that represents the sum of their core values, expectations and inspiration. Simply put, they offer hospitality, service and delicious food created from the best ingredients California has to offer, in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

Kapur, his wife April and son Makoa, live in the Mission. On Sundays, when the restaurant is closed, his favorite thing to do is to spend the day playing with his son and date night with his wife. Every year he is also involved with fundraising for Meals on Wheels of San Francisco.