If you are interested in applying for a position with Son’z Steakhouse, please email your resume and cover letter to Patricia Blackburn.
President & CEO
Executive Chef & Managing Partner
Director of Operations & Managing Partner
Dining Room Manager
Founder/CEO Aaron Placourakis was raised around great food. And like all Greeks, he was instilled with the belief that family isn’t just limited to close relatives but to anyone who’s gathered around the table. It’s an approach that’s been perfected by his team who greet you at the door as a friend, not as a customer. This uncompromising style has been the key to the success of his restaurants for 35 years.
Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Geno Sarmiento, began his career with Nicholas Nickolas in 1995 in the kitchen pantry. He quickly worked his way up to head line cook. In 1998, Chef Geno relocated to Maui to open Nick’s Fishmarket. Under the leadership of Chef George Gomes, Jr., Chef Geno then opened Sarento’s on the Beach followed by Son’z Steakhouse. Chef Geno oversees all three Tri-Star restaurants. He is married to Kim with whom he has three daughters.
Don has spent his entire restaurant career with Tri-Star Restaurant Group, beginning at an entry level position in Honolulu in 1993. He worked his way up to captain before accepting a position as dining room manager for Nick’s Fishmarket Maui, and was eventually promoted to director of operations in 2004. Don is married and has twin girls and a son. When not in the restaurants, Don spends his time surfing with the family and paddling Hawaii’s beautiful waters.
8 year veteran of Sonz, 8 years in the Islands Favorite Pairing – 2007 Domain Serene Pinot Noir w/ Grilled Rack of Lamb Favorite Quote – “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein Most Memorable Guest Feedback – “Son’z is very relaxed and comfortable environment with detailed service”