Jeff Walters was born in Charlotte, Michigan in 1961. Following school, he moved to Hawaii and attended the Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Training Trust. Following graduation, he apprenticed at both the Hyatt Regency Waikiki and the Hilton Hawaiian Village under Great Chef Gale O’Malley.
In 1985 he was appointed executive pastry chef at the exclusive Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach. Ten years later, the Great Chefs television crew taped Chef Walters at the Halekulani for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs – Great Cities series and their Great Chefs of Hawaii series.
In 1998 he followed his former boss, Great Chef George Marvothalassitis, to his new restaurant in downtown Honolulu, Chef Marvro’s where he remains today in 2016.