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Talai Punivai

General Manager & Wine Program Director

Hailing from the Islands, with a long career in high-end customer service, Talai has worked at some of Oregon’s most iconic restaurants, including Portland’s historic Huber’s Café.  Growing up around his parents’ large families, Talai learned what it took to be “The host with the most” from his dad, who loved to entertain, invite people to their home and always ensured he cooked more than his guests could ever eat. Born with that sense of hospitality in his blood and a deep passion for the restaurant industry and the teams he works with, Talai makes everyone who walks into his dining room feel welcome and cared for.