Timbers Kaua'i Blog

Talk Story with Chris Gampon

We are so happy to welcome our new General Manager, Chris Gampon to the Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala family. Chris was born and raised on Kaua‘i, and joined the team in March of this year. Please join us in a warm aloha and welcome to Chris as we learn more about him in this month’s Talk Story.


Every Spring, our Timbers Kauaʻi ʻOhana ask when the Poisson Cru will be back on the menu at Hualani’s. Wild Pacific Skipjack tuna is tossed with Hawaiian sea salt, the juice of Tahitian limes from the Farm at Hōkūala, coarsely chopped local vegetables, and freshly squeezed coconut cream

Mandarins are some of the sweetest fruits of the orange family and they are thriving in the sunshine in the organic fruit orchard at The Farm at Hōkūala. These easy to peel, almost seedless and ultra-juicy citrus fruits are the inspiration behind Hualani’s latest freshly squeezed cocktail creation… the Mandarin Gin Fizz!

Recently Chef Alex’s Farm to Table menu at Hualani’s featured savory dishes from Culinary Supervisor Rey Peralta with an amazing dessert from our busser, Jessica Galzote.

The Farm at Hōkūala features a stunning medley of organic greens, vegetables, tropical fruits and edible flowers, and provides Hualani’s with an abundance of fresh ingredients. Among the most cocktail-friendly of The Farm’s latest harvest is liliko‘i, otherwise known as passion fruit.

Recently Chef Alex’s Farm to Table menu at Hualani’s featured a sweet combination, the Hōkūala Honeycomb and Kaua`i Kunana Dairy goat cheese salad.

Thank you to Hualani’s Bartender Matt and Food & Beverage Director, Cory Dotario, for taking our Pom Your Tini (Pomegranate Martini) from a dreamy pink to a Viva Magenta to celebrate the PANTONE Color of the Year 2023 (PANTONE 18-1750.)

Somewhere between a traditional pumpkin pie and a crumb cake lies the Hawaiian holiday favorite – Pumpkin Crunch. Any holiday gathering, team banquet or paʻina during the season wouldn’t be complete without this classic dish.

Hand-crafted by Bartender Matthew Kawamura here at Timbers Kaua‘i, this smooth concoction will give you island vibes any time of year.

Get the dirt on what's planted, what's harvested and what's ahead for the Farm at Hokuala.