Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort recently announced the appointment of Charles Charbonneau as the resort’s executive chef.
Charbonneau will oversee the culinary efforts at the 22-acre Waikiki resort. He will also work with the catering and banquet teams on creating new and innovative menus for the many functions held at the resort.
Prior to assuming his new role at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Charbonneau was the executive chef at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii Island. He is credited for repositioning all of the resort’s food and beverage outlets through concept changes, menu development and staff and management training.
Charbonneau attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Following his schooling, Charbonneau spent more than 18 years at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, including a position as executive chef at Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Florida.
During his tenure with the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, he was the food and beverage task force commander for the openings of the Marriott Moscow Grande and the Marriott Royale Aurora Bolshoi both located in Moscow, Russia.