Chef Kanani Lincoln
Involved from a young age with his family’s Maui based Fresh Island Fish Company; Kanani’s immersion in Hawaii’s seafood industry has been lifelong. A Kamehameha Schools graduate, Kanani honed his culinary passion while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa by working with various Honolulu restaurants.
Starting his first catering business on the Big Island at the age of 22, he provided private chef Hawaii and catering services for Exclusive Resorts at Mauna Lani, Kukio Estates, and Hualalai Residences at the Four Seasons. While residing on Maui, he serviced the Residences at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and Ho’olei at the Grand Wailea, and spent time with the award-winning I’o restaurant in Lahaina.
Past clients have included Dave Matthews, Steve Case, Rihanna, Hale Irwin, Ellis Short, Jack Giarraputo, and Brett Hull.
Judith Akin – Sales & Marketing
Judith Akin has over 10 years of event coordinating experience. She joins the Hale Aina Caterers team after serving as the Senior Event Coordinator for Kahala Caterers.
Judith has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with in emphasis in Public Relations from Hawaii Pacific University. Previous experience includes working with top Honolulu Public Relation’s firms Becker Communications and Stryker Weiner and Yokota. She also spent two years at the Bishop Museum as their Visitor Services Facility Coordinator.