Dominique Jamain was born in the Loire Valley of France, and graduated in 1973 from Lycée Technique – cuisine in Saint-Amand-Montrond, France. He apprenticed in several Loire Valley restaurants over the next three years before relocating to work for the Hilton Airport Hotel in Montréal, Canada. From 1985-1990, he was the executive sous chef for Hilton’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Montréal and also served as a culinary instructor at Montréal’s La Salle College.
In 1990, Hilton transferred him to the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu. In December 1994, the Great Chefs television team showed up at the Kahala Hilton to tape Chef Jamain for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series.
The following year, Hilton closed the Kahala Hilton and moved Chef Dominique to be the executive chef for the Bali Hilton in Indonesia. In 1997, he returned to Honolulu as the seafood specialist manager at Seafood Connection in Hawaii, where he remains today in 2016.