Meet the Culinary Team -Talented and Creative Chefs at Turtle Bay Resort

With creative innovation and delicious design, our chefs create memorable seaside dining experiences. For more information or dining reservations, call us at 808.293.6000

Conrad Aquino - Executive Chef

Conrad Aquino is the executive chef at Turtle Bay Resort.  Prior to coming to Turtle Bay Resort, Conrad was the executive sous chef for the Maui Sheraton Hotel. He has held a number of culinary positions of increasing responsibility for leading properties in Hawaii, including the Royal Hawaiian and the Kahala Resort. Chef Aquino’s skills and exemplary reputation during his years with Starwood Hotels resulted in his being selected as task force chef for many of the company’s properties throughout Hawaii. Mr. Aquino was born, raised and educated in Hawaii, were he also studied under a number of renowned chefs. He received his Culinary Arts degree from Kapiolani College, and gained international culinary experience through internships in England. He is the past recipient of numerous “Manager of the Quarter” honors. A man of many interests, Chef Aquino is a certified private pilot who attended the Hickam Air Force Base Flight Academy. 

John Armstrong - Chef de Cuisine

John is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and worked at several notable hotels on the mainland before coming to Hawaii. He began his culinary career in the Islands working for The Halekulani as Sous Chef. He previously came to Turtle Bay Resort as Chef de Cuisine for 21 Degrees North in 2003 and now Pa'akai.