John Taube IV named as Culinary Director, Private Label Collection; Executive Chef, Kaimana Beach Hotel

John Taube IV has been named as Culinary Director of Private Label Collection, a full-service hospitality company that develops and manages hotels and restaurants in Hawaii and California, and Executive Chef of Kaimana Beach Hotel, the vibrant and trendy boutique hotel situated on Waikīkī’s Gold Coast. An award-winning chef who has cemented Kaimana’s signature restaurant, Hau Tree, as an island favorite with locals and travelers alike while continuing to elevate the cuisine, Taube offers a collaborative approach to fine dining and has been instrumental in leading Private Label Collection in menu creation, kitchen management, special events and more to capture and deliver the best flavors of Hawaii.

John Taube IV

Tabacón Thermal Resort and Spa appoints Saul Umaña as Culinary Director

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome Saul Umaña as the new Culinary Director. Returning to his native Costa Rica with five years of international culinary experience, Umaña is tasked with elevating the gastronomy offering, positioning the resort as a top culinary destination firmly rooted in Costa Rican flavors and traditions.   

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