Russell Siu entered the food industry after graduating from St. Louis High School in Honolulu in 1968. He went to work in the kitchens of several fast food and family restaurants in Honolulu, working his way up the ladder including sous chef at the Westin Wailea Beach Hotel in Maui; executive sous chef at Waiakea Village in Hilo, Kona and executive chef at the Holiday Inn Airport in Honolulu.
In 1979, he was hired as executive chef of Club Corporation of America’s Plaza Club in Honolulu, then regional chef of 10 clubs including in Dallas and New Orleans. Five years later, he opened the Pacific Club in Hong Kong and in 1987, was appointed western regional director of CCA.
In 1992 he opened 3660 on the Rise in Honolulu and two years later, the Great Chefs team showed up to tape Chef Siu for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of Hawaii television series. Today he directs the financial operations and creates the restaurant’s distinctive Euro-Island cuisine, a blend of East/West heritage with signature usage of seasonal products from Hawaii’s oceans and farms.