Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu in Hawaii has named Chris Bateman as its executive chef.
Overseeing all culinary operations at the resort, Bateman joins the resort with more than 20 years of experience. Most recently executive chef of Jumeriah Creekside Hotel in Dubai, Bateman has served in various positions with Jumeriah in Dubai at Jumeriah the Mayden and Jumeriah Emirates Towers Dubai, as well as at Jumeriah Essex House in New York City.
Prior to that, Bateman was with Four Seasons, serving as chef de cuisine at Four Seasons Resort Maui and as a sous chef at The Pierre, then a Four Seasons Hotel, in New York City. He began his culinary career in Stamford, Connecticut in a variety of restaurant positions.
A graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America, Bateman is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all water sports and experiencing the world’s cultures.