Born and raised on Oahu, Ed Kenney is a restaurateur and chef and has been a James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef West every year since 2013. His first restaurant Town opened in 2005 in Kaimuki, a neighborhood in Honolulu. In the last two years he has opened three additional restaurants, Kaimuki Superette, Mud Hen Water in Kaimuki, and Mahina & Sun’s in Waikiki.
A proponent of sustainability and culture in Hawaii, Ed is also hosting an upcoming PBS television show called “Family Ingredients” about farmers, food producers and families. With Father’s Day coming up, we talked to him about balancing family and business, both personally and with his staff in the restaurants. [Read more…]