Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jin Hosono

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Please welcome Sushi Chef Jin Hosono to the Hyatt Regency Maui Ohana. Jin was born and raised in Hokkaido, Asahikawa City in Japan. Jin came to United States when he was 17 years old as a high school student on his own accord. He graduated from Laguna Beach High School in California.  At the age of 21, Jin started working at Katsuya Japanese Restaurant in North Hollywood. He trained under Japanese Sushi Chef “Kaiseki” for eight years; the cuisine was traditional multi course Japanese. Then Jin went back to Japan to study traditional Japanese Sushi at “Nakahisa” Tokyo, Ginza for three years.  After that he returned to United States and worked at “Nobu” Waikiki in Oahu, Hawaii for four years.  Then after working at “Nobu” Jin wanted to broaden his culinary knowledge and accepted a position at “Taormina Sicilian Cuisine” an Italian Restaurant. Most recently Jin held the position of Executive Sushi Chef at “Doraku” Sushi for four years, overseeing two restaurants and multiple sushi chefs.  Welcome to the family Jin