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Honolulu Wedding Caterers

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Kuoha Culinary
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teagan K.
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Ed and his team provided exceptional service and catered delicious food for our wedding. We were a bit nervous about planning a destination wedding without a wedding planner but Ed's strong communication and accommodating attitude made it possible. The food was better then we expected and he was able to work with my dietary restrictions (gluten and dairy free). Not only did we use Kuoha Culinary for the food service but also for party rentals. The company Ed uses for party rentals were very professional and provided delivery, set up, break down, and pick up services of all our rentals. The tents, tables, chairs, dancefloor etc were all in good condition. If I were to recommend a company for wedding catering, it would be Kuoha Culinary hands down!

Kimo's Akamai Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Jon And Coleen M.
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We booked Chef Kimo to cater for our wedding in Ka'a'awa, Oahu in July, 2014. During the planning stages he met with us in person and also corresponded by e-mail and FaceTime. His friendly nature put us at ease and we were pleased to work with him because of his extensive knowledge of the island and of organising weddings there. Kimo worked within our budget and did his best to achieve everything we were looking for on our special day. He is not only a caterer but can also organise everything wedding related. He custom made the menu to our specifications, recommended an amazing cake maker and organised table decorations which fitted perfectly with our colour scheme. Although there were a few minor problems due to some of his staff letting him down at the last minute, Kimo was still able to produce a tasty and varied wedding meal for us which all our guests thoroughly enjoyed. We highly recommend him and his company.

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Islands Bar Company
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Jeff and his company bartended my wedding. They were professional, friendly and fun! Everyone had a great time and the drinks were fantastic. I highly recommend them for any event big or small.

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

Rachel A.
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I was in charge of planning my work place Xmas Lunch and contacted Ruby Tuesday Hawaii Catering as I was most impressed with the healthy choices offered especially the complete Garden Salad Bar (which turned out to be a hit with all of my co-workers). Steven Syas was the go-to contact person and was very professional and helpful in my event planning. He guided me with menu options and appropriate food portions for my event, and also accommodated special dietary needs for the vegetarians and gluten free restrictions needed. On the day of the event, I was contacted by Mr. Syas in advance of his arrival to my event. He was early, the hot food kept warm in a portable warmer, and the cold food kept cold on ice. Mr. Syas set up the Garden Salad Bar with a magnificent presentation as well as the beef and turkey sliders on trays. My co-workers were so impressed and we have never had such a work event as this. The food was fantastic and my event a huge success. Thank you Ruby Tuesday Hawaii Catering and Mr. Syas for being a part of our special Xmas Lunch. Wishing you all the success in 2017 and look forward to our next event with you. I will highly recommend Ruby Tuesday Hawaii Catering to my co-workers, friends and especially my family for their catering needs.

Dia De Los Tacos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tessie L.
Verified review

Delicioius food and Tony cares about quality and the dining experience for sure =) He even posted pictures of our wedding rehearsal event on Instragram, should definitely follow them if you are interested in trying out their awesome food.

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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.

  • 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. My passion for great tasting food that is very easy to make. And helping people to make choices that will change there lives moving towards better Health.This will also help you feel better about yourself.

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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.

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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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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! We love creating amazing food and being a part of a special day. By far, our greatest reward comes from happy, full, smiling guests. We hope you will be talking about our food & service for weeks to come!

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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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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.

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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. I have worked for many years in restaurants where one is feeding masses of people. I like to prepare artisan meals for individual clients. Preparation, love and care can be put into each meal without being so rushed.

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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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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. I love sharing food with people and creating memories around what I've made. I love to shock people and exceed their expectations. I love to create art to be consumed! I love being part of a special event in people's lives through food.

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Full service wedding company helping couples with all their wedding and reception arrangements on Oahu. We offer the very best locations and vendors along with friendly personalized service. Call us today for a free consultation.

  • 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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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