KIM | Owner + General Manager

“While planning to assist only for a couple of months as the restaurant got going, it’s now been nearly two decades,” says Kim. She stays because of the challenges and rewards, but mostly because, as one crew member put it, “HBC has heart.” Her focus has changed over the years, but she continues as our vision keeper and business manager.

JOSHUA | Executive Chef

Chef Joshua leads our kitchen ever onward. Approachable, hands-on, and always one to maintain high standards, Josh brings tremendous good to our proverbial table. He believes in sourcing locally and nurturing positive relationships with our farmers, fishermen, and distributors.

KARLEE | Sous Chef

Karlee crafts delicious savory dishes and sweet treats, but she shares so much more with us, too. With a calm and kind spirit, she flows through the kitchen, from creating confections in the pastry room to leading our cooks on the line. Karlee brightens our days and keeps our social media looking fresh, too!

ROY | Master Sushi Chef

Hilo Town favorite Chef Roy learned his craft from a female master Japanese chef at a time when she had to be disguised as a man to be accepted in her profession. Thankfully, times have changed! Truly a master of his craft, Roy honors the traditions of sushi while also lending his own local touch to our offerings.

TIFF | Sushi Bar Manager

With a can-do attitude and thoughtful nature, Tiff approaches tasks with care and consideration. As she guides our sushi bar crew, she enriches creativity and strengthens communication while ensuring consistent quality. Tiff ‘s mindfulness and warmth uplifts us all.

TANTRA | Dining Room Manager

Reasonable, refined, and highly responsive, Tantra leads our front of house staff. From the door to the bar, the office to the stock room, she handles as much behind the scenes as she does on the floor. Always on the move, she looks for where she can help and jumps in to support with a smile – and a quick wit!