Kuoha Culinary

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44 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Teanna A.

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    Dec 21, 2017Verified
  • Jiwon N.

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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

    About this pro

    I specialize in small upscale catering events and private chef services. I like to get into the mindset and expectations of the client for the event so I can create and customize a menu that exceeds their standards, but stays within price points. Kuoha Culinary prides itself in being one of the only catering companies that has one chef handle all facets of food production from start to finish and is on-site at all events handling food personally to ensure quality food, service, and guest satisfaction. 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 that isn't done well. I am all about getting the "Wow" from my clients. After dedicating over 20 years into his profession of cooking and guest servicing for other businesses and employers, Chef Ed Kuoha decided it was finally time to carve out his own niche. Chef Ed wanted to have something to show for all his hard work and have an opportunity to use his skill set to continue to create memories and enjoyment for many people through his vision of food, thus Kuoha Culinary was born. Chef Ed is a strong believer in putting positive energy and love into everything he creates. He feels that it aids in the end result of his work which often leads to great responses from clients who use his catering and Private Chef services. Born and raised in Hawaii, Chef Ed has felt fortunate to call this his home and doesn't foresee ever leaving paradise. Family is still the most important thing to him, and when he is not working, he is spending time with his wife and 2 children which bring him the most enjoyment.

    Years in business

    3

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    46

    Number of employees

    6

    Background check

    Completed
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    Photos and Videos

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      Q & A

      • 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.

      Business hours

      Hawaii Time Zone
      Sunday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Monday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Wednesday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Thursday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Friday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Saturday7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Coverage Area for Kuoha Culinary is about 150+ miles of Aiea, HI.