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Color Catering

Kailua Kona, HI View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
46 reviews

About

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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46 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Will D. Married on 09/09/2020
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    "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.
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    Kashia L. Married on 03/20/2020
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    Color Catering came through for us in a huge way!

    This review is long overdue, but no amount of time will dull my thanks for Erin and the huge way she came through for my March 2020 wedding. My husband and I were married on the Big Island just before COVID reached the islands, and in the week leading up to our big day there was a lot of uncertainty and stress about potential restrictions and lockdowns. We had already arranged all our catering with Erin, who was a joy to work with up to that point, and when we quickly had to pivot to accommodate a rapidly changing guest count she rolled with us every step of the way! Not only was she a consummate professional, Erin was the ultimate cheerleader and confidant in what was unfortunately a very stressful week. When our big day finally came the meal that was prepared was absolutely delicious and of the highest quality. Erin used fresh, local ingredients and to this day the poke is the best I have ever had! Us and our guests (both local and from the mainland) were very impressed with the caliber of the food and the presentation. We learned after the wedding that Erin was short a few staff due to unforeseen circumstances (no fault of Erins), and had our coordinator not clued us in we never would have known - her execution of our event didn’t suffer in the least. I’m so grateful we had Erin on our vendor team both for the delicious meal she provided and the lovely person that she is. Mahalo!

    Color Catering's reply:

    Kashia,

    To have the opportunity to serve you, Tyler and your family was such a joy!! It was the last large wedding we have done, even since and I’m very grateful to have worked for you folks, especially during the beginning phases of Covid. Your family was so kind and showed great faith in how they engaged with us during the whole event. Everyone’s attitudes we’re very positive and understanding even as our staff was very limited!! Thank you again for the kind and encouraging words!!! Lord bless your life and marriage continued!! Aloha Nui!
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    Allan Married on 08/10/2019
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    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!!🌸

    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!!!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Karen Loudon Photography 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
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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 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in professionalism.

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