The Hawai‘i Convention Center is pleased to welcome Executive Chef Brooke Tadena.

Tadena has more than a decade of culinary leadership experience, most recently serving as executive sous chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village since 2014. As a senior chef at the resort, he was responsible for budgeting, staffing and working in coordination with Hilton partner properties. He previously served as an executive sous chef at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, and as a banquet chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

In addition to overseeing some of the state’s largest banquet facilities, Tadena’s experience spans scheduling, training staff for fine service and food preparation, and the organization of large-scale food and wine events.

He earned his associate degree in occupational studies from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and attended Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu.

“We are excited to have Brooke lead our award-winning Food & Beverage team at the Center,” said Teri Orton, General Manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, managed by ASM Global. “He has an extensive culinary background, and we look forward to the new dining experiences he will create for our guests.”

The Center, which is home to a 20,000-square-foot kitchen and the 1801 Café, offers innovative and customizable dining options for guests, ranging from aloha-inspired luncheons to completely immersive dining experiences.


About the Hawai‘i Convention Center

“Where Business and Aloha Meet,” the 1.1 million-square-foot Hawai‘i Convention Center provides a spacious, modern and flexible meeting space in the heart of Honolulu – all with an award-winning team and renowned aloha spirit. Conveniently located between East and West, the Center is a global leader for a diverse array of meetings and events, just steps from 30,000 hotel rooms in iconic Waikiki. The Center is a state-owned facility opened in 1998, and is managed by ASM Global. For more, visit


About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. For more, visit

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