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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Announces Chef Roy Hendrickson As Executive Chef At Kona Kai Resort & Marina

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 8, 2014 – Situated on the very tip of Shelter Island, Kona Kai Resort & Marina and its newly renovated signature restaurant, Vessel, welcomes Roy Hendrickson as executive chef. Boasting more than 13 years of experience in the culinary world, Chef Roy Hendrickson joins the food and beverage team from Zimzala at the Shorebreak Hotel, a vibrant dining destination in Huntington Beach, Calif.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Chef Roy to Vessel, Kona Kai and the whole Noble House family,” said Joe St. Laurent, general manager for the resort. “We know that with his diverse knowledge, techniques and Southern California culinary experiences that he’s going to bring something truly great to the table.”

Prior to his role as executive chef at Zimzala, Chef Roy was a sous chef at Sam’s and Kona, a stand-alone restaurant in Sunset Beach, where he focused on creating Hawaiian-Asian fusion cuisine. His experience with Asian-fusion cuisine began prior to Sam’s and Kona while he was a line cook and teppan chef at Tantalum – a restaurant in Long Beach that allowed him to work with talented chefs and exposed him to new techniques and experiences.

When it comes to his diverse and succulent dishes, it boils down to just one underlying ingredient: passion. Not only does Chef Roy find the craft to be beautiful and astonishing as it has transcended through many cultures, but he also thrives from watching his dishes bring people together and seeing his guests’ reaction after tasting one of his creations.

About Vessel Restaurant
Premiering in 2013, Kona Kai Resort & Marina’s freestanding all-day waterfront venue features a stunning outdoor patio set against the colorful backdrop of the picturesque marina, offering New American cuisine served in a casual, elegant atmosphere. The regional coastal fare incorporates local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, taking traditional delicacies and giving them a flavorful twist. In terms of design, the restaurant leans toward vintage beach culture, combining modern Scandinavian elements with distressed, white washed wood and raw materials.

About Noble House Hotels
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels and Resorts illustrate the appearance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, top quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.