Best Bites: Setting The Stage For A Delicious Performance in Your Mouth

(Sponsored) Chef Ron DeGuzman juxtaposes international cuisines with familiar flavors at Stage in the Honolulu Design Center.


Best Bites


Since Day One, Ron DeGuzman has brought a sense of familiarity to the menu at the quirky Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center. A graduate of Pearl City High School and Leeward Community College’s culinary program, he’s worked in the kitchens of Alan Wong and Jon Matsubara before becoming the executive chef of Stage, where it’s his kitchen now. The soft-spoken chef is a quiet powerhouse known for creating a mix of worldly prix fixe dinners, which earned him a 2021 Hale ‘Aina Silver award, along with comforting classics beef wellington and crispy skin salmon that anyone can rely on.


In this episode, DeGuzman and pastry chef Cainan Sabey share their best entrees and desserts from the current a la carte menu.