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Dedicated to Enjoyment of Fine Food on the Island of Hawaii  

      The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our  dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative dishes based on multi-cultural cuisines.

Since its opening in 2010, the Red Water Cafe and Chef David have won numerous awards and been widely recognized as one of the finest cuisines and dining values in the Hawaiian Islands. 

Chef David

Executive Chef David Abrahams started his career as Lead Line Cook at Marriott Hotel, Warner Center, and subsequently as the Executive Chef at Sedona  and La Pasta Restaurants in California.  Wanting to develop his skills further he attended and then graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 1995 (now Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts).   He joined the opening team of the Beverly Hills Hotel after their $100 million restoration. He went on to work for the next three years as the Lead Cook for the famous Polo Lounge private dining room. But, new adventures beckoned and a reply to an ad in the Los Angeles Times in early 1998 led to a position with Merriman’s Restaurant in Waimea, Hawaii and an introduction to cuisine on the Big Island.

In 2005 David joined the Fairmont Orchid taking the Fairmont Orchid’s Grille restaurant to its second Four Diamond rating as awarded by the American Automobile Association and some of the highest scores for food quality and presentation in the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts collection. In Mid 2006 David accepted the position of Chef de Cuisine at the Fairmont Orchids’ Browns Beach. Yearning to strike out on his own, David left in late 2007 to create new venues in fine dining through the creation of the Hawaii Gourmet Society with an initial focus on catering and personal chef services while exploring the island of Hawaii and creating dishes based on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. The availability of fresh produce, fresh fish and local lamb and beef combined with his creative flexibility has brought him to create what he calls Big Island Cuisine. 

With the acquisition of Fujimamas and the transition the Red Water Cafe in 2010, Chef David took the next step.  Since its opening Red Water Cafe has many awards for excellence and in 2014 David was named as one of the Best Chefs in America by his peers. See our Awards tab.

Now you will be able to enjoy our multi-cultural and "multi-culti" cuisines.  Red Water Cafe's catering also offers Asian inspired and David's Big Island Cuisines along with many other "multi-culti" dishes.

To contact Chef David use e-mail chef@redwatercafe.com or call 808 885-9299


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