Merriman’s Hawaii Appoints Cristina Schenk CEO

Merriman’s Hawaii announced the appointment of Cristina Schenk as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead all of its locations.

Schenk joined the Merriman’s team as Controller in 2014 and quickly rose the ranks to become Vice President in 2015. As CEO, Cristina will oversee general marketing direction, manage operations, and ensure business goals are achieved and joins the 15.9 percent of female CEOs in the food industry.

Peter Merriman, chef founder of Merriman’s Hawaii, says, “Cristina's intellect, demeanor and local roots make her the perfect leader for creating the ‘Best Guest Experience Company in the World.’ I know that Cristina will make certain that our guest experiences get even better than they already are. She will also continue and expand our commitment to the community, to Hawaii and to the Earth. I’m really looking forward to the future with Cristina at the helm.”

Founded by James Beard nominee Peter Merriman, Merriman’s Hawaii has locations across all of Hawaii’s Islands and is driven by a long-standing commitment to Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Ninety percent of ingredients are sourced from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen to ensure each dish is at its peak flavor.

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