Color Catering

Kailua Kona, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Map · Phone number
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About Color Catering

Color Catering is a licensed caterer in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, serving Hawaiian-inspired cuisine. The team prepares local, fresh, colorful fare to put on your plate, and they work to support local agriculture while also doing some of their own ingredient growing. Budgetary and menu needs are always considered. Color Catering is a self-described group of passionate chefs who love good food (which then translates to their creations) and want everyone to feel welcome.

Services Offered
Color Catering carries liability insurance and donates a portion of proceeds to charities that feed and help others. Additional services include:

  • Outside alcohol
  • Bartenders
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Champagne toast
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Delivery
  • Setup

Cuisine
Color Catering will feed you and your guests via plated, buffet, station, or family-style serving options. Feast on appetizers like kimchi meatballs and lemongrass chicken skewers or main meals like hoison-braised short ribs.

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45 Reviews for Color Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Will Dannemann · Married on 09/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    "Literally the best salad dressing I've ever had" - every guest

    Color Catering brought out the best tropical flavors we could have hoped for. All of the food they provided was extremely fresh and delicious, and they were willing to go above and beyond to work with us to find a menu that works with our goals and met all of the myriad dietary restrictions that our guests had. They even managed to dress up our donut dessert so that now at least a couple of our friends will be skipping wedding cake at their weddings as well. They were also extremely flexible in terms of providing tableware and miscellaneous single use items that were critical in having our cocktail hour and reception go off without a hitch.

    Sent on 10/12/2019
  • Allan

    Allan · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hard to improve on perfection!

    Erin and her team are outstanding!!!! The praise for her food and presentation continues to stream in well beyond our wedding week!

    As to specifics... Erin’s patience and persistence when it comes to getting everything just right. She, quite simply, practices in meeting all hopes and expectations and will not settle for anything less!

    I would also be remiss not to mention Erin’s sharp improvisational skills. She came up with ideas that you just can’t think of when your head is spinning from putting together the three ring circus, that is most weddings. More than once and seemingly out of thin air, she created miracle work-arounds to pop-up issues, that saved me from having to take the long way around. Caterer is too curt of a title to fully encapsulate all that she brings to the table. Pun fully intended!

    I’ll let the attached embarrassing photo of us speak for itself, ha!!

    🌺 Mahalo nui loa, Erin!!🌸

    Sent on 08/27/2019

    Color Catering's reply:

    Hahaha!!!! This photo of y’all made me roll. I’m so glad to have met and helped with everything that went on the table including the improv table shuffles! I sincerely hope we can meet up in NY and my daughter is already planning our trip. 😆😆 Your wedding is one we will remember forever!!!! Aloha Alan and Alex!! Here’s to helpful humans!!!
  • Heather

    Heather · Married on 12/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing food!

    We wish we could give more stars!!! Erin and her team were AMAZING!!!! From start to finish everything was professionally presented, exquisitely prepared, and attentive to detail. We reached out to several caterers on the island, and Erin was one of two that called us back. We selected Erin first off because her personality and we felt that she really cared about what she dose. The second reason why we chose her was her attention to the details, especially since we had some guests with extreme food allergies, including mine. She was so sensitive to that, and accommodating, which is really hard to come by with caterers.

    I know many brides have taste tests, and sittings with caterers to pick menus, but we just couldn't find the time for a trip to Hawaii prior to our wedding, so we went blindly with picking a menu with her. She guided us and helped us put together the flavors and items. OH MY GOD!!! HER FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! We are still dreaming about the ribs that she made. We travel a lot for work all over the world and eat at a lot of big name and small name restaurants, have had some of the worlds top chefs prepare meals for us, but hands down this was one of the BEST meals we have ever had. Our guests are still talking about it.

    AND THE DESSERTS!!! We really are not cake fans at all, and we rarely eat sweets, but we do occasionally love a really good cheesecake. Erin and her team really delivered. She create these bite size cheesecakes that were so savory and sweet all at the same time. Just melting in your mouth. She has a baker that she partners with for wedding cakes, and wow they are amazing. There wasn't a bite left by the time we left the island.

    Save yourself the trouble of looking any further and just hire Erin to cater your event, you really really won't regret it. She is the kindest, sweetest person too, and has an amazing heart and you can just taste that in the food that she creates. Mahalo Erin!

    Sent on 12/13/2018

    Color Catering's reply:

    I'm just blown away by your response, wow!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, and I'll for sure pass on the compliments to my dessert ladies and we LOVED working for your family. Your love, also attention to details and just presence in kindness was very sincere and heart felt! We really enjoyed every bit of it too! God bless your marriage, and life together--you are a really FUN couple, and you'll have many years of great life together. :) Yay!!! Mahalo Nui Loa, from our hearts to yours!!!

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Color Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 55
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 45
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 35
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 40
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Kosher
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Outside Alcohol
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Karen Loudon Photography Wedding Photographers

    Color Catering is fantastic to work with and the quality of the food is superb!

  • Puakea Ranch
    Puakea Ranch Barn & Farm Weddings

    It is always a pleasure working with Color Catering. They know the property well and always delivier excellant quality and service to our guests.

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  • Kailua Kona Kailua Kona, HI, 96740 See on map
    8085575507 (Phone number)
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Color Catering frequently asked questions

At Color Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Color Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:

  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At Color Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Color Catering includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What event services does Color Catering offer for weddings?

Color Catering offers the following event services for weddings:

  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Color Catering provide for weddings?

Color Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:

  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at Color Catering?

At Color Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Color Catering?

At Color Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Color Catering provide for wedding events?

Color Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Color Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Color Catering offers the following food and beverage items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

What percentage of users recommend Color Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Color Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.