Yoshikazu Kizu

Yoshikazu Kizu

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - Kaanapali, Maui

As executive chef, Yoshikazu Kizu oversees all culinary operations of the resort’s signature restaurants including menu development and culinary team management of Hale Mo‘olelo, Mahele Market & Eatery, Hale ‘Ā, and more.

With more than 20 years of experience, Kizu elevates the dining experience for Westin Maui guests, with plans to revamp menus with a particular focus on incorporating techniques and flavors from Japan.

Before joining The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Yoshikazu Kizu worked for The Ritz-Carlton hotels for seventeen years, which included multiple task force assignments and involvement in numerous property openings for The Ritz-Carlton worldwide—spanning properties from Okinawa, Japan to Kapalua, Maui.

Yoshikazu Kizu is a graduate of Japan Culinary School and holds a culinary hygiene master’s degree. He has also garnered 24 awards throughout his impressive career, including the coveted Annual Five Star Leader Award for 2022.


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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

October 26, 2024

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