Shaymus Alwin - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Shaymus Alwin

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI

Shaymus Alwin extends his culinary talents to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, as the chef de cuisine for Azure Restaurant.

Born and raised in Kennebunkport, Maine, Alwin is responsible for leading the award-winning restaurant’s team in continuing to create sophisticated culinary dishes highlighting Hawaii’s seafood and produce for a fine-dining experience at the historic 528-room luxury resort on Waikīkī Beach.

Alwin’s more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant and culinary industry include serving as executive chef for Bistro Catering, sous chef for The Bistro at Century Center, and sous chef for Chai’s Island Bistro.

Alwin was previously executive sous chef of Azure and during that time the restaurant received Honolulu Magazine’s 2010 Hale Aina Award for Hawaii’s Best New Restaurant, the 2010 ‘Ilima Award for Hawai‘i’s Best Restaurants Critics Choice, and Honolulu Magazine‘s 2011 O‘ahu’s Best Restaurant Bronze.

In 2017, with Alwin as chef de cuisine, Azure received the bronze Hale ‘Aina Award for Best Farm to Table.

Further afield, Alwin appeared as a competitor in the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay show, and was a featured chef at the renowned James Beard House in New York City.