Down the Hatch names Executive Chef Brian Reilly!
Down the Hatch - A Place To Eat Fish is delighted to announce the appointment of Chef Brian Reilly as Executive Chef as of August 2018. Chef Reilly returns to Maui with a passion for the culinary arts and the experience to elevate Down The Hatch’s “Southern Aloha” style cuisine.
Born in South Dakota, Executive Chef Brian Reilly has developed his style of cooking in a variety of locations and worked in the culinary field for twenty-four years. Reilly’s career began at the age of 13, in a hometown hotel, igniting his passion for being in the kitchen. Later he cultivated his culinary skills working for a number of different restaurants, along with earning a degree from the Art Institute of Colorado with a focus in the Culinary Arts. Ten years at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas trio of award-winning restaurants Pulehu, Auntie’s Kitchen, & Pailolo added a Pacific Rim polish to his craft. Reilly’s most recent endeavor showcased his culinary refinement as Sous Chef of the St Regis J&G Grill in Park City, Utah. Now he is bringing his skills back to the islands to take charge of the kitchen Down The Hatch.
Chef Brian Reilly returns to Maui with his partner and two children. When we asked him about his goal-oriented leadership abilities focused on work ethic, building strong teams and leading by example… what’s his biggest pet peeve? He said, tardiness. Chef Reilly has already begun to embrace the “Southern Aloha” spirit that Down The Hatch is known for… and we are ecstatic by leading by example by always being on time.
With bringing Chef Reilly to the DTH Team, he’ll be introducing fresh tortillas made in-house for our tacos and he’s already begun to forge a great relationship with Maui fisherman to continue to get the freshest local fish from the Lahaina Harbor. Not only will Chef be adding to the cuisine, but we are excited to announce that he has plans to keep the kitchen open even later, making Down The Hatch the only restaurant on Maui’s west side open past midnight. Down The Hatch is pleased to announce Executive Chef Brian Reilly and look forward to him taking Down The Hatch to the next level of cuisine on Maui. Welcome Chef Reilly!