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RumFire Poipu Beach
EXECUTIVE CHEF, SHERATON KAUAI RESORT
Executive Chef Roger Liang oversees all food & beverage operations for Sheraton Kauai Resort, including Poipu’s oceanfront hotspot, RumFire Poipu Beach, Lava’s on Poipu Beach and the resort’s banquet offerings. Born in Pakistan, raised in California and being of Chinese descent, Liang translates his multi-cultural upbringing into his culinary creations, and enjoys blending different cultures together through food.
Trained in the French style at the California Culinary Academy, Chef Liang’s formative culinary years were spent at Roy’s Restaurants creating Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine and working his way to Executive Chef Partner before his stints at the Rattlesnake Club in Palm Dessert, California, and BluEmber Restaurant at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.
CHEF DE CUISINE, RUMFIRE POIPU BEACH
Chef Michael Young joins Sheraton Kauai Resort’s RumFire Poipu Beach culinary team as Chef de Cuisine. In his position, Chef Young oversees the kitchen at the resort’s signature restaurant and oceanfront hotspot. His philosophy is to let the ingredients he works with speak for themselves, and he has ignited inspiration into the RumFire menu through the introduction of new, locally sourced items such as Niihau lamb and Makaweli beef. A seasoned culinary professional, Chef Young has over 25 years of experience from the front of the house to his most recent role as Restaurant Chef at The Grand Wailea on Maui. Chef Young holds an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy and began his culinary career as an apprentice under Michael Mina in his Michelin-starred restaurant Aqua where he became a sous chef.