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Chef Jon Matsubara, culinary executive director for Bloomingdale’s at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, has roots in Hilo. His grandfather, Ben, worked for HELCO and his grandmother, Sakiko (Kagimoto) Matsubara, was a piano teacher to many.
His father, Benjamin, graduated from Hilo High School in 1961.
Chef Jon remembers spending Christmas holidays and summers in Hilo with his Matsubara grandparents, who lived across from the Chinese cemetery. Read More >>