He has graced kitchens such as the legendary Roger Vergé in Province, Italian restaurant “Borsalino” in Roppongi, Tokyo, Chez Nouz Hama in San Francisco, & Jockey Club at Washington's Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
In 1984, he became the Chief Executive Chef of The Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C, where he had, at the age of 28 years, the honor of serving for the Presidential Inauguration ceremony of three generations of Presidents: President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, & Bill Clinton. He also served for various official banquets & parties organized by the First Lady, gaining popularity in the political world in America.
In 2005, Chef Yamamoto went back to Japan to be the Chief Executive Chef for the soon-to-be opened Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Within a year, the hotel had acquired the world’s first officially certified “Six Stars” by the American Academy of Hospitality Science. Furthermore, the hotel had acquired one “Michelin Star” each for three of their restaurants; “Signature,” “Sense,” & “Tapas Molecular Bar,” which was by far, the only hotel in the world that acquired stars for three restaurants located within the same hotel.
In April 2010, he was awarded the “Global Chef Award” from the World Gourmet Summit – an annual epicurean festival that showcases the intricate craftsmanship of prestigious chefs.Chef Hide Yamamoto does it masterfully, with the subtlety and knowledge that comes with experience, love, & a joy for sharing. We welcome you to Vintage Cave Honolulu.