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Honolulu Caterers

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Kuoha Culinary
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina K.
Verified review

We contacted Chef Ed about catering our military event and got an immediate response. He listened to what we wanted, created a menu within our budget, and then adjusted both as the number increased. He was on time, professional, and his staff was very attentive. The food was delicious and exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend Chef Ed for any special event. You won't be disappointed!

Kimo's Akamai Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail R.
Verified review

Kimo was beyond amazing! Kimo showed up at our venue a few days before the wedding to scope things out and come up with a game plan! Offered great advice to us as to the setup and smoothness of the wedding. Kimo's staff was so helpful and friendly! They cleaned up everything, were on time, and really made our wedding special! Kimo's food is to die for! We had prime rib, grilled chicken with a papaya salsa, potato salad, a regular salad, coconut lime rice, and vegetable pilaf. Everyone loved the food! The chicken was so moist and fresh, I was so impressed! They helped us with our cocktail hour and our s'mores bar for dessert! Kimo's Akamai Catering goes above and beyond to service your wedding/event and makes amazing food!

Hanai Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela K.
Verified review

We would recommend Hanai Events for any event you could image. We planned this surprise party for our sister from Texas 3wks before we where to be in O'ahu. They found th venue,(Hyatt Centric Hotel) got the food we loved catered,suprised us with a BREAK DANCING CREW, had a screen for the slide show my hubby made, had the most AWESOME DJ(played 80's music and kept everyone on their feet) and the 3 different flavored CHEESECAKES... out of this world Fab!!!! I could continue on about our night and all the memories that Hanai Events created for the Birthday Girl, her childhood friends, colleges, kids,family and staff enjoyed themselves. If you are looking for the best event and memories of a lifetime definitely have HANAI EVENTS as your planners. Jeremy and Ethan much mahalos for all you guys did before our event and after. Love loves the Kitkouski's

Organic Surfer Chef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ernesto V.
Verified review

I cannot say enough great things about Chef Pedro, the food was outstanding, they were so accommodating, very friendly and professional. The coordinator leading up to our event was so helpful and kind and the staff the day of was wonderful, warm and professional. Everyone was raving about the food! We were on a budget, but really good in-season food was important to us and Chef Pedro made that happen for us at a reasonable rate. The day of the event there was a glitch with the tables/chairs, and without missing a beat Chef Pedro’s stepped in to help resolve that issue without ever worrying us. While one might consider a caterer/Chef to only deal with food, they had their hand in nearly all aspects of the day and worked in perfect harmony with the venue care taker. They just have an ALL STAR staff combine with ALL STAR food. Everything was just wonderful. I would highly recommend them!

Tropical Moon Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin N.
Verified review

Dania and Tropical Moon Events went beyond the call to make our party a smashing success. Her knowledge of bartending and drink making is unbelievable and she always has a smile on her face. They kept our crowd going and were always willing to help. Mahalos Tropical Moon Events. You guys are the best!!!!

Roger F.
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After 2 weeks of finally getting someone to email me the catering menu, everything after that went pretty smooth.( I think the hosting staff never sent the requests thru to the right person but after I did get it, it was very professionally done). Ordering was easy, we had 3 entrees, 1 pasta and a few appetizers for a holiday staff luncheon. Our favorite ended up being the tilapia. Order was ready when they said I could pick up. Parking is horrendous though and RT needs a "loading zone! in front to help out with take out and catering. However the crew helped me load it into my car as I double parked out front and the food was quite delicious. Our staff were very happy and we would definitely order from RT Monalua again! Mahalo Nui Loa!

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We are passionate & creative. We love what we do and bring that to each and every event. Island Fusion Catering is owned & operated by two professional chefs with more than 10 years experience and some 300 caterings under their belt. It is safe to say we have seen it all!

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We are a family-owned catering service, serving small-scale parties and events. However, give us a call. It is difficult to find the time to plan for periodic and special occasions. We specialize in island cuisine. We guarantee you'll call us back for more. We can find the perfect location for you. All our events are customized. Let us know what you want, and we'll make it happen. Do you want a cool and comfortable outdoor environment? We make it possible.

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I cater Moroccan Lebanese, Mediterranean, middle eastern, Italian cuisine and more. I have knowledge of a wide variety of tasty hore d'eurve, main courses and desserts. We love to share our cuisine and culture with others.

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We would like to focus on bar and grill, but we also provide catering and banquet services. We serve shabu-shabu, Chinese and Vietnamese. We specialize in seafood.

  • 27 years in business
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Worked at Nitro- Systems for 3yrs as a weight loss specialist. Moved to Hawaii in 1991 and began working as a Chef at a natural food store in Kailua. Also, have 8 yrs experience as a Natural Foods Instructor at the Castle Wellness Center. Natural Foods Author of Maria's Natural Delights cookbook.

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We are catering lunch and dinner for parties of ten or more. We serve pupus, salads, sandwiches, full entrees and dessert! Mexican, Italian, and American food dishes are all available.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide food trucks and catering. We are specializing in Hawaiian, Asian and Hispanic food. Local Stop recreates old dishes and brings great, innovative dishes to the table too.

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We are a unique catering company with an exclusive private room (aka eatnprivate), personal chef services for hire and a charming cafe that offers breakfast and lunch, featuring Hawaiian edibles!

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The ability to work in someone's home is very personal. The rapore that builds between the client and myself is important. I become an extension of their family and they rely and put their trust in me to feed them properly.

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I am a personal cook and caterer. As a personal cook, I mainly do home-style cooking for my clients with their personal needs in mind. As a caterer, I will sit down or talk over the phone with you to plan the menu for your event and customize it to your preferences. I have catered for office parties, bridal showers and many different holiday gatherings. I have a small clientele that I cook for on a weekly basis and an office group that I cater for monthly. My pricing is reasonable and usually on the lower end. As I work with you, we will plan a menu to stay within your budget.

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I am a young man of 26 years old with a vast culinary background, creative vision and enthusiasm to cater an intimate dinner party to large events for up to 200 people. I've worked in fine dining restaurants throughout Portland OR such as Departure Restaurant and leading the catering department at The Hilton Hotel. I am extremely creative and love working with customers to create a unique menu to fit their vision and event perfectly. I am also an experienced bartender and could create signature cocktails and wine pairings to accompany the food. I love challenging myself to create new and exciting dishes that embrace the local Hawaiian culture and food traditions through the natural and abundant ingredients of the islands.

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We provide Tahiti floor shows, complete wedding packages including photo / video, officiate and reception catering packages. Our specialties include "low-country boil" cuisine and exotic drinks. Christmas parties are welcome. E-mail us for more info.

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I cook and create healthy yummy food for the soul. I can decorate, prepare, set up and break down events of any sort, from birthdays to Christmas parties.

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Chef David Kaminski, a caterer, will make your occasion reflective of the warm hospitality of Hawaii with his over 25 years of experience in designing delicious cuisine. Chef David is a full-service caterer. The chef will assist you from the venue of the event and in planning a creative menu, as well as a natural, beautiful decor. Whether you are planning a small party or a huge event, Chef David will guarantee a memorable affair. The chef has a wide array of menus and pricing to ensure that your guests’ experience will be the very best possible. Chef David’s love affair with food is reflected in his hand-picked, fresh produce and quality ingredients. The chef takes pride in making all of his own sauces and does not believe in many of the popular shortcuts that are used in other restaurants. Chef David’s specialty is Mediterranean cuisine because of its healthy use of olive oil (instead of butter) and the creative combination of ripe fruits, vegetables, pungent herbs, grilled meats, and fish. The chef is also an expert in preparing Pacific Rim food that is so very popular in Hawaii. Mahalo for considering Chef David as your caterer. Please take the time to visit our menus and information, and contact us to let us know how we can serve you.

  • 5 years in business
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Over 25 years of experience in Hawaii's event planning community. We provide each client with time-tested expertise and a constant source of new ideas through providing customized stylish design and delightful tastes that make every event a cherished moment.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

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Need a Caterer

Waianae, HI

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    Live in a homeless shelter and tryin to get married but also trying to keep it simple

Need Catering Services on August 23rd

Kaneohe, HI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal, Italian, Other (Asian Fusion and Pacific rim)
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    Looking for a quote and want to do samplings right away. I want food that is fresh and not salty or really greasy.

Need a Caterer

Kaneohe, HI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal, BBQ, Other (Island inspired but still upscale)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    We are looking for something that is island inspired but not greasy and fatty. We like fresh, vibrant foods. We like elegance with fun! We love all seafoods, sushi, fish, chicken, ribs, beef and sometimes pork. Not huge pasta fans. We love sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, skewers, spring rolls, dips and cheese to pair with wines.We want tobhave local fresh ingredients and fun unique foods. Also interested in island inspired taco bar.
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