Hired 54 times
4 years in business
(Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone)
7:00 a.m. to midnight
Credit card, Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Square
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Jul - Dec
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Chef Ed cooked for us at our wedding reception for 34 guests. First and most of all, the food was AMAZING! He made every single menu we'd requested not just as we wanted but in the way we had never imagined to be possible. They were super delicious, looked beautiful and were more than enough than we needed, which was perfect. Everyone at the reception loved the food and still talk about it after a week. The service was great too. He is easy to work with, very flexible, has many great ideas in mind so if you don't know what to do with something you can just ask him and trust him. His team members were kind, easy to work with as well, and willing to go above and beyond their duty. They helped my coordinator to move the cake and clean the stuff at the venue. I would love to work with him again for our anniversary or other special occasions, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants great food and pleasant experience for their special day. (I don't have photos yet)Oct 21, 2016Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
My experience with chef Ed was spectacular. He worked with my budget, and put together a fabulous meal!Jun 26, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Food received raves from all my guests. Presentation was flawless. Ed was a delight to work with.Nov 6, 2017Verified
We could have a wonderful Hawaiian meal in a private space. We really enjoyed the meal.May 6, 2017Verified
Event Catering (Drop-off)
Chef arrived on time, did the complete set up, and was smiling the entire time. We had a very last minute change in where the party was set up, and he handled it with grace. Me, I kept praying. The food was absolutely delicious' presented beautifully; hot items were hot when service began';cold items cold. I could not have chosen a better caterer. Ed was a great help with the menu planning--it would have been a very boring "mainland" meal, but thanks to him, it had a terrific Island style. Can't thank you enough, Chef. Highly recommend his services. 5 ***** quality & service. Larry. NuuanuMar 22, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My basic starting point is $30/hr., it will vary depending upon budget of client and complexity of the request. I do not charge for travel time or shopping time, I am truly interested in giving the client the best experience I can and am very flexible to their needs. I truly love what I do and enjoy making people happy with my culinary abilities.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to get into their mindset and expectations for the upcoming event so I can create and customize a menu that meets their standards and price points. At the end of the day the client needs to be happy with the service I provide, if not I cannot accept pay for a job not well done. I am all about getting the "Wow" from my clients.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been in the industry for over 20 years. I attended Kapiolani Community College as a double major in Culinary Arts and Patisserie. I have been exposed to all the various fields of the industry in my years of training such as hotel work, fine dining, casual dining, private chef, catering, kitchen consulting, banquets, & etc.