Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell - Ola at Turtle Bay

Ola At Turtle Bay Chef WantedTonight on Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell, Anne helps Fred DeAngelo and his wife Cheryl find a new executive chef for their restaurant, Ola.  Ola is located on the north shore of Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort.  The four chefs competing for the job include: Crystal Zehetner, Sean Currid, Casey Barnes and Jared Combs.

Here is something pretty interesting from an article from the Honolulu Pulse.  The show actually reached out to Fred DeAngelo, and offered to help find him an executive chef as they knew he was busy with running two restaurants.  Perhaps they wanted to go on a trip to Hawaii?

At the end of the article, Fred says, “We really were looking for someone to be part of our family, and we’re really happy with our choice.”

So, it looks like the winning chef will probably end up working at the restaurant in this episode.  I will update this post with the winning chef after the episode airs.

Chef Casey Barnes was the winning chef and 'recently got engaged to his girlfriend and is ready to move to Hawaii to start fresh with this new job.'

Casey Barnes Chef Wanted Ola


  1. Chef Casey gets to leave the hustle and bustle of LA into the chillaxed environment of Hawaii. Looks like a good fit for him. Hope the other chefs get a shot at something great too!

  2. Pamela Zuberbier GressettAugust 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    I travel to Oahu at least once a year and always spend most of my time on the North Shore. Ola is one of my very favorite restaurants and my last visit was just a month after the airing of Chef Wanted for the Ola restaurant. I was sad to see some of my favorite menu items were gone, but the current menu is exciting and everything we tried was delicious. My favorite was the grilled octopus. OMG, soooo good! Totally worth the airfare and travel time to go back and eat it again.

  3. I live on Oahu Yeah haha