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Amazing food and service. Best Kalua Pork! If you’re in doubt to choose some catering service for your event I can tell that you just found the best option in Oahu. Chef Ed prepared, delivered, and organized the food for our wedding at the beach in Kaneohe on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. The food was amazing and I can tell that we tasted the best Kalua pork in the island. Our guests praised for the food and asked for the contact before they left. We decided to choose Chef Ed because of the great reviews on Yelp and because of the characteristics of his service. He organizes events from 2 up to 120 guests and he designs the menu according to your event, desires, and dietary restrictions. Our wedding was a picnic at the beach with 25 guests. We decided on Hawaiian food and we had dairy-free and vegetarian food options. We contacted him by email and he always replied within 2 days. He is really straightforward, polite, exact, and attentive. The price is pretty good for the excellent food and service and you can discuss the menu based on your budget. Although we didn’t try the food before and we just met him on the day of the wedding, we have no complains and we would like to have more time to talk and to thank him for everything.
My husband and I first went to Kimo's Akamai catering for just food. After the tasting we were so impressed by the food and the Aloha spirit we felt. The food was Delicious! After talking we found out that this was more than a catering company. Chef Loren informed us that they could help with decor! We were extremely excited. The wedding day was amazing! The things they did with what they had to work with ( budget wise) was nothing short of a David Tutera reality show!! My guest were blown away and so were we. If you are looking for a team that will work the late hours so you can get your beauty sleep, this company is it! The warmth and love continued throughout the reception. They made everything stress free and wonderful. I can't say enough good things about this company. Thank you all so much.
Having lived in NYC and traveling extensively all over the world, I know excellent food. This is incredible food. The balance of flavors on your pallet, tender textures of meat, crispy beautiful vegetables and flaky rice is some of the rare treats you will get from Ho'A'o Catering. Whatever your culinary preference be ethnically, you'll sure to be getting the best experience. Less or no meat? No problem. This and that free- no problem. To top it off, for the event planning side, imagine a planner that is on time, anticipates challenges and plans accordingly for them. All a win-win!
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
I cannot praise Chef Jason Paul and his team enough! We hired him for our wedding reception of 18, and, it being a destination wedding, we didn't have the chance to meet him until the day of the wedding. He did not disappoint! The appetizers (coconut shrimp and wontons) were fantastic and so fresh, and our guests are still raving about the filet mignon - tender, juicy and cooked perfectly! While I was very pleased with the meal, one thing I was also impressed by was the level of service. We had planned to set up the tables and everything ourselves, but we were so pleasantly surprised when we returned from our photos and Jason's team had already set up everything to perfection. They truly went above and beyond what we had expected, and we were so grateful for everything that they did to help us on the day. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jason and his team to anyone looking for personal chef or small catering. The food was as good as (or maybe better than) what you would get in an upscale restaurant, and the service went above and beyond our expectations.
I almost did not go with this caterer because the quote came back with "tell me your budget and we'll see what we can do". I guess I wanted a clearer expectation of what these professionals could offer. However, through a series of emails with this caterer she was very quickly able to give me a clear estimate of cost and what food we could expect for that cost. She was always very quick to respond to my many questions and completely willing and flexible to help make this special event happen. This was a wedding reception for my niece and nephew. Over the course of several weeks we decided the menu and met for a tasting. The food was delicious, to say the least. On the day of the event, they showed up on time and immediately got to work. With all the other things going on with this mostly DIY reception, the food was one thing I just didn't have to worry about. To top it off, at one point (the toasts) the sparkling juice and cups were not distributed before they started making their speeches. I rushed to the kitchen in a panic and without being asked they started helping to distribute the cups and juice... this was not even something they had to do because it was not part of the meal they were providing. They went above and beyond to help make this day special. I would hire them again in a heartbeat and will be recommending them to anyone who has need of their services. Thank you Blaize's Kitchen! God bless you.
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 Pedros 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!
Los Angeles Cooking Club catered an event at my office and I couldn't have been happier. Everything was great and the food was delicious! Will definitely use them again!
David is probably one of the most talented chef's I have ever had the experience of working with. In my opinion, no one can cook like he does. I had the privilege of working with him at several restaurants in Chicago. He has this innate ability to mix classic with modern, savory with sweet, and even casual with elegance in every plate of food he prepares. There are a lot of talented chefs in the world, but there is something very special about the way David puts flavors together. I use to call him the super taster. He could taste any and every ingredient in a dish and then put his own spin on it. He would create flavor combinations that I would never have guessed would work, especially with wine pairings. As far as being a restauranteur goes, he was always friendly, organized, had a definite unique point-of-view and always ran a tight ship. I highly recommend him for anything: catering, consulting, managing, creating, cooking.
They did such a stellar job for our volunteers for the Laulima Giving Program. From strategizing where to set up, display, and the quality of the food, this was such a delicious and stress free experience. Thank you guys!
Chef Chai is generous, kind, brilliant and the best at everything he does. Not only did he cater our wedding, he personally oversaw every aspect and when our cake lady neglected to bring boxes so our guests could bring the cake home, Chef Chai immediately figured out a way to solve the problem and made sure we could have boxes for our guests. Chef Chai is not only an incredible caterer, but his restaurants are top notch. Whenever we return to Hawai'i we make sure to visit him and every experience is nothing short of magical every time. If you ever get the blessing to meet this man and his team, you'll know the magic he creates within seconds of being in his wonderful company.
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We have a private chef for in-home dinners. We can also assist in planning, coordinating and catering to larger events of up to 400 guests. We are vegan, vegetarian and health support trained but also like to use grass-fed/organic beef and chicken. Of course, all seafood is utilized.