Growing up in her dad’s restaurants set Kealoha up for a career in hospitality. From her first real job behind a deli counter in high school to running 24-hour community events for the American Cancer Society, her love for the industry has grown. Focused on the Front of the House and operations, she has worked in hotels and catering, many types of event management, and in all sorts of foodservice operations. Before moving East, Kealoha was managing for Hillstone Restaurant Group in the Napa Valley. Her move to Boston was to pursue a Master of Management in Hospitality from Boston University and joining the RealFood team has convinced her to brave the snow.

My name means “the beloved” in Hawaiian 

But I grew up in Idaho of all places! 

And, yes, I do love potatoes in ALL forms