Chef Ryan Covert's Biography
Ryan Covert grew up in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Ryan's culinary journey began at the early age of 15 when he began working as line chef at the Proud Peacock restaurant. His talents and passion for cuisine inspired him to graduated early from high school to pursue his career in the Culinary Industry. Chef Ryan was accepted to the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida where he received his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. Florida's diverse culture and Cuban Caribbean flair inspired Ryan's culinary style.
Upon graduation, Ryan returned to Hawaii where he has held several positions within the industry including Director of Restaurants at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel (2002-2005), followed by the Private Chef of the "FIGHTING IRISH"; a privately owned yacht that sails around the world (2006-2007) with exclusive guests.
In 2007, Ryan Covert established his elite private chef company on Oahu called Covert Affairs LLC. His company specializes in creating unique, memorable and delicious dinning occasions for both local and visitors. Ryan's dynamic cooking style is a global celebration with a highlight on Asian-Pacific, Mediterranean, and Caribbean cuisines, making him the private chef Hawaii prefers. From intimate dinners to elegant events, Ryan's style and charisma shines bright through his use of seasonal and organic meal preparations, artistic plating, wine and menu pairing, and stellar service for each dinning affair.
Ryan has recently been acknowledged as the newly featured chef from KTA Super Stores on the Big Island. You can read his published recipes throughout the year in KTA's monthly coupon books. To learn more about his quest to help Hawaii's families create delicious and healthy meals and receive his new recipes, join our mailing list here.