Jimmy Chan

James “Jimmy” Chan
General Manager & Owner
Hawaiian Chip Company

Jimmy Chan started the Hawaiian Chip Company in the year 2000 by making sweet potato chips on a little table top fryer to sell at the open markets. By the second year Hawaiian Chip Co. was struggling and on the brink of bankruptcy. With guidance from other leaders in Hawaii’s business community, the company survived. The company is now profitable, with the chips sold statewide. In 2009, Chan also launched the Kilauea Fire line of sauces which has grown sales in Hawaii and in Japan. With aspirations of global distribution for that product he is setting up a retail facility at the factory to showcase the Hawaiian Chip Company’s chips served hot off the production line and Kalua pork sliders drizzled with Kilauea Fire. This is set to open in October 2018.