Farm Fresh, Island Style Dining
The world is focusing more than ever on using local fresh-picked produce, maintainable fishing practices, and earth friendly/chemical free food production. This “new approach” is known as sustainable food sourcing. But to Hawaii, this is nothing new. It is as ancient as our land itself, and we call it ahupuaˋa – a system that recognizes that our food sources and our bodies should be nurtured, respected and cherished. Pounders Restaurant honors this tradition with pasture-raised meats, beautiful fish from our local ocean waters, local produce raised in the hot island sun and an emphasis on natural ingredients, served with aloha. This is our gift to Papa and Wakea, our Mother Earth and Father Sky and to you, our Ohana.Make a Reservation
Executive Chef of Pounders Restaurant
Executive Chef Graham Elliot is an award-winning chef, television personality and cookbook author. Chef has accrued many prestigious accolades including three James Beard Foundation Nominations and being named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs” of 2004. At 27, Chef became the youngest four-star chef to be recognized by any major U.S. city. In May 2008, he opened his eponymous restaurant, Graham Elliot, which became one of only 15 U.S. restaurants awarded two Michelin stars. Chef has appeared on numerous shows including 10 seasons with the MasterChef & MasterChef Junior, and 3 seasons as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef. He has also participated in Bravo’s digital series, Going Off the Menu, ABC’s Family Food Fight, Food Networks’ Cooks vs Cons and is slated for a new PBS show later this year. Being an avid sports fan and a talented musician has also worked in his favor. Major League Baseball chose him to be the host and Culinary Correspondent for their MLB Grub Tour and he has served as the Culinary Director of the Lollapalooza music festival for over a decade. Chef Graham has three up-and-coming “sous chefs”, sons Mylo, Conrad and Jedediah. He firmly believes in giving back to the community, and is extensively involved in multiple charitable organizations including Share Our Strength, the American Heart Association and Smile Train.