Appointed Executive Chef
At Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki Beach - HI, USA
Ulmann has been an active part of the Hawaii food and hospitality industry for many years. He comes to Outrigger from the Waialae Country Club where he was the executive chef since 2004. Prior to that, he was executive chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Prince Kuhio hotel. Ulmann also has experience on the U.S. mainland, as he was the executive chef at the Los Angeles Hilton & Towers for a period during his career. He began his food and beverage career in1966 and has flourished as he pursued his passion, honed his talents and grew with this ever-evolving industry.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Ulmann is highly educated having completed several culinary courses in International Standards of Fine Dining, Classic Food Preparation and World Class Service at the Professional Cooking School in Lucerne, Switzerland. Since graduating, he has worked at various internationally recognized five-star hotels, including Hôtel du Rhône in Geneva, Eden au Lac in Zürich and Lugano, The Schweizerhof in Lucerne and Hotel Euler in Basel. In 1974 he got his first “taste” of the American food and beverage industry at a private country club in Dallas, which is where he learned the basics of the trade.
Chef Ulmann has accomplished many culinary achievements throughout his career, including a Gold Augie Award – considered the culinary industry’s “Oscars”. Along with that, he has won several gold, silver and bronze medals from the American Culinary Foundation, the Culinary Competition of the Pacific, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Les Amis d’Escoffiers.