Sam is an award-winning restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author and TV host who has been dubbed Hawaii's culinary ambassador. Through his restaurants and other mediums, he educates people the world over about the wonderful, diverse cultures and flavors reflected in Hawaiian cuisine. Sam is a four-time nominee for the James Beard Best Pacific Regional Chef award, winning in 2004. He is often credited as the "Godfather of Poke" and the culinary ambassador of the Big Island. He is a passionate advocate of sustainable seafood, and a regular participant in Cooking for Solutions.
- Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaii