MGM Grand Las Vegas chef may open dessert shop at Safeway-anchored Hawaii shopping center
A former pastry chef for the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa may be opening a dessert shop at the Safeway-anchored Hokulei Village shopping center in Lihue on the island of Kauai.
Orly Yadao, who has recently formed a new business called "Orly Patisserie LLC," has filed a building permit to open a new shop at Hokulei Village, joining such tenants as Petco, Verde restaurant, Domino's pizza, Super Cuts, Sleep Train, Subway, Jack in the Box, Uncle's Shave Ice and Punzal Vision.
Honolulu-based Commercial Consultant Inc. handles leasing for Hokulei Village, which is located near Kukui Grove Center, on behalf of landlord California-based TRC, formerly Terramar Retail Centers.
Yadao, who was born in the Philippines, worked at such notable resorts in Las Vegas as the Paris hotel and the Bellagio.
His LinkedIn profile shows that he worked as executive executive pastry chef for the Grand Hyatt on Kauai for about 11 years. Yadao lists his current job as a sous chef and pastry chef for The Club at Kukuiula that's part of a luxury master-planned community in Poipu on Kauai's South Shore.