Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach in Hawaii has announced the appointments of Executive Chef David Lukela, and the hire of Jed Inductivo to the new role of “Director of Vibe.” Inductivo and Lukela will guide the overall guest experience in atmosphere and food and beverage programming. Both positions report to General Manager Matthew Grauso.
Jeff Inductive has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 18 years, and in his new position will guide the resort’s entertainment, ambiance, menus, service and overall programming. Before joining the resort, Inductivo co-founded and was VP of Operations of fresh BOX, a whole-food based meal kit delivery service start-up. Before this, he held the position of General Manager of Rumfire at the Sheraton Waikiki and Lounge Manager at NOBU Waikiki.
Chef David Lukela will work in tandem with Inductivo to write special menus for a few spaces at the resort such as the Swell Pool & Bar Deck, the two-story Oceanarium destination at O bar, breakfast at Lychee, and catering menus for the soon-to-be revealed new ballroom and event spaces.
Lukela's dishes, Alohilani Resort says, will be both modern and traditional, and they’ll incorporate seasonal produce and flavors. Before joining Alohilani Resort, Chef Lukela oversaw a staff of 10 at the Beachhouse Restaurant at Moana Surfrider.