Lyndon Honda, Executive Chef
Lyndon Honda spearheads operations as executive chef. With more than 25 years in the culinary industry, he has a global approach to food, taking inspiration from an array of cultures and cuisines including Pacific Rim and Hawaii Regional Cuisines, as well as Italian, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, Thai, Filipino and more. After attending the Culinary Institute of the Pacific Kapi‘olani, Executive Chef Honda steadily climbed the industry ladder by executing a number of noteworthy positions. Most recently, he provided private chef services and culinary consulting through his company Laulima Events and Catering in Maui. He has helped open some of Maui’s most successful restaurants, including Maui Brewing Company, and has worked with popular local establishments Aloha Mixed Plate, Pineapple Grill, Old Lahaina Luau and 100 Wines Maui, among others. Executive Chef Honda has participated in a number of cooking competitions and festivals, and serves on the culinary advisory board for Maui Culinary Academy.
Chris Lederer, Executive Sous Chef
Executive Sous Chef Chris Lederer joined the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa ohana in September 2016. He works in culinary operations for Sheraton Maui’s multiple dining establishments, focusing primarily on the resort’s restaurant Black Rock Kitchen, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Chef Chris was born and raised on Oahu and has been cooking in high-end restaurants since the age of 17. He brings a passion for Pacific Rim and Hawaii regional cuisine to his new role and is an advocate for utilizing locally sourced products whenever possible. Chef Chris most recently worked as sous chef for Trump International Hotel Waikiki. He has also worked at Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Ireland, Roy’s Waikiki and Roy’s Hawaii Kai.
Mitchell Cooper, Sous Chef
Mitchell Cooper joined the resort as sous chef from his most recent role as executive chef at Ami Ami Bar & Grill in Kihei, Maui. He has more than 25 years of professional experience working in the culinary and hotel industries, with previous positions including executive chef at 5 Palms Beach Restaurant in Kihei, Maui, executive chef at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas, and food and beverage manager and executive chef at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Camden Yards, among others.