A lifetime passion for bringing people together to share great experiences, outstanding food and gracious hospitality
Trained in hotel management, Colin has a wealth of experience in all aspects of hospitality. His career has taken him around the globe. Moving to New Zealand from his homeland Hawaii in the 1980s, Colin settled in Raglan on New Zealand's West Coast. From there, he has run several successful cafe's and bars - including the legendary Vinnies in Raglan - while travelling frequently to the Pacific Islands as a hospitality consultant.
Throughout his career, Colin has assisted many of the world's most famous hotel brands with their operations, whilst cooking for some of the globe's most famous names - think Nicole Kidman, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake.
Whatever the assignment, Colin takes it all in his stride, bringing his trademark Pan-Asian flavours and the gracious hospitality of his Hawaiian heritage to everything he does.