KAANAPALI - Resort General Manager Tony Bruno recently announced the promotion of Jennifer (Jenn) Evetushick as executive sous chef at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. In her new position, she will lead the culinary team comprised of 75 associates responsible for resort restaurants as well as banquet, catering and in-room dining operations.
"Since joining The Westin Maui in 2012 as chef de cuisine, Chef Jenn has continued to be the creative force in the resort's culinary and banquet operations," said Bruno. He added that the promotion is in recognition of her exceptional talents.
With over 15 years of diversified experience within the culinary industry, Chef Evetushick is most passionate in promoting sustainable cuisine and enjoys being creative with the freshest farm-to-table, sea-to-table and island-inspired flavors.
Prior to joining The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Jennifer Evetushick held positions such as pastry chef, catering chef and executive chef at Haili‘imaile General Store.
Hailing from Allentown in Pennsylvania, Chef Evetushick attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia, School of Culinary Arts and was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in her graduating class.
She joined the famed Rittenhouse Hotel under their internship program to learn more about regional American cuisine and was later employed by master Pastry Chef Gunther Heiland at Desserts International.
"His extraordinary skills was most definitely an influencing factor in my career path, as I soon learned the importance of being organized, cooking and cleaning as well as catering to diverse clientele with different palates," said Chef Evetushick.
Her leisure pursuits include reading and researching new recipes. She also enjoys boxing and stand-up paddling.