Chef Johnny Loua is the Executive Chef at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue. His humble nature coupled with his Aloha spirit is a meeting planner’s dream.  Chef Loua is revolutionizing the standard convention by elevating a banquet meal into a fine dining experience.  He enjoys working directly with meeting planners to create the perfect experience within the confines of any budget; focusing on sourcing seasonal ingredients from local farms and sustainability.  He has redefined the beverage program to include Washington wines, ciders and beers.

His culinary start began at an early age in Christchurch, NZ and he has been on a life-long journey ever since. From the Hawaiian Islands, working alongside some of the culinary pioneers of Hawaiian cuisine, to the shores of Lake Washington, cooking with some of the PNW’s greatest chefs.  

The freedom Chef Loua is given at Embassy Suites Bellevue allows him to execute his culinary vision, elevating both banquet and restaurant dining to compete alongside some of the best Washington restaurants and hotels. This culinary passion translates onto the plate in a harmonious combination of PNW ingredients with Hawaiian influence.  His love for teaching his team and growing their careers is evident in their work.   

Chef Loua’s current spring/summer focus has been on utilizing local produce and proteins to create unique menu items such as green tomato ketchup, house-made gravlax and house-cured smoked bacon. You can almost hear your delighted convention delegates now.

Bellevue, WA has elevated dining options for your conventions. Give your attendees the best experience possible with delicious food prepared by some of the best chefs in the industry. Submit an RFP today. Follow the Chef on FB @ESSeattleBellevue or IG @embassysuitesbellevue.