Private Banking

Merriman's Restaurants

Peter Merriman, Chef/CEO

Watch the video Merriman’s Restaurants chef and owner, Peter Merriman, at the Kapalua, Maui location

“What I’m looking for in a banking relationship is creative thinking” -Peter Merriman

In 1988, Chef Peter Merriman opened his first restaurant in Waimea on Hawaii Island. It was the first restaurant in the world to feature Hawaii Regional Cuisine. At the time, most of Hawaii’s agriculture was intended for export, and there was very little available locally for restaurants. In order to realize his vision to serve the freshest, most flavorful food, he encouraged farmers to grow local produce, raise meats locally, and spearheaded a movement that led to a more sustainable Hawaii with agriculture intended to be consumed in the islands.

There are now 11 Merriman restaurants across the state, which use over 90% local products from over 30 different suppliers every day. Merriman continues to be a vocal champion of Hawaii’s farmers, ranchers and fishermen, and his restaurants showcase island-grown foods that reflect the diverse flavors of Hawaii’s many cultures.


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