Named Executive Chef
At Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Ka'upulehu - HI, USA
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Hawaii Island’s first and only AAA Five-
Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort, has named Massimo Falsini as its Executive Chef.
Overseeing all restaurants and culinary operations, Chef Falsini joins the Resort with more than 24
years of experience around the world. Prior to joining Four Seasons, he most recently served as
executive chef of Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Prior to this, Falsini was executive chef of the USD 3.6
billion Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, where he oversaw seven culinary
concepts. His earlier experience includes positions in Jordan, as head Italian chef for the Grand
Hyatt Amman’s signature restaurant, L’Incontro; executive chef of the legendary Michelin-starred
Harry’s Bar in Rome; and corporate executive chef for Italian Food Enterprises, Inc., overseeing the
operations for five Italian influenced restaurants in Florida. He began his culinary career in Rome at
the Michelin-starred trattoria Felice a Testaccio, before serving at the Michelin-starred Restaurant “Baby” at Aldrovandi Palace, in Villa Borghese, Rome and the Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria in
Abano Terme Padova, Italy.
“Chef Massimo is a true culinary talent, with first-class experience from around the world,” says
Robert Whitfield, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. “We warmly welcome him into our island ohana, and look forward to bringing our award-winning
dining program to even higher levels under his guidance and leadership.”
Chef Massimo holds Master Certificates in Hospitality Management and Food Service Management
from Cornell University. He is also a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary
Federation, and was named a Certified Master Chef, Italian Cuisine by Academia Barilla. Husband to
Danielle and father to Evelyn, he enjoys family time, gardening and motor sports (Ferrari being his
team of choice).