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Ke Nui Kitchen is a wedding catering company located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Based out of Haleiwa in the Waimea Valley of Oahu’s North Shore, this catering company specializes in authentic Hawaiian cuisine. They provide full-service catering packages to fulfill your culinary desires at your wedding, utilizing locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine styles to deliver creative and elegant dishes.

Services Offered
Ke Nui Kitchen was created in 2012 by Chef Thomas Naylor, who was dedicated to bringing island cuisine and regional flavors to weddings and events across the Hawaiian islands. This catering company specializes in providing unforgettable culinary experiences, complete with artistic presentation, elevated food, and quality customer service. Their cuisine style derives inspiration from South American, New American, Meditteranean, and Pacific Rim cuisine, with an infusion of bold Hawaiian flavors and culinary practices. All ingredients are locally-sourced, and their highly trained team works with clients to co-create magical culinary experiences for you and your guests. All catering packages include delivery, set-up, and clean-up, as well as cake, dessert, bar services, and cake cutting. Other catering services include:

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Custom menu
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings
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Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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Reviews of Ke Nui Kitchen

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
19 Reviews
98% recommend it
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Sarah Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

KNK Saved my Rehearsal Dinner!

Ke Nui Kitchen catered my rehearsal dinner at Dillingham Ranch in December 2022. The communication was not the greatest at first, but I believe they had a staff change going on. In any event, they more than made up for it on the day of the rehearsal dinner. The power was going off and on at the Ranch from the storms that had been going on for the past few days, but they rolled with the punches. When the folding banquet tables that we had rented from another company never showed, KNK had someone bring some to us. While the two men ( I wish I could remember their names) were cooking, me and my two best friends were in the kitchen cutting up a ton limes for the signature cocktail that would be served at the wedding the next day. Not only were they kind enough to lend us a couple of decent knives, but they brought us each a bao bun to try while we worked (I still dream about that bao bun to this day--most delicious one I have ever had!). I am sure they could tell I was stressed out about all of the mishaps and they went above and beyond to smooth out wrinkles that they were not even responsible for. It meant the world to me. And the food was absolutely incredible. The flavor was off the charts and it was all beautifully presented. I cannot thank KNK enough for such a wonderful experience!
Chris F. Sent on 03/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious and memorable.

We had the great fortune of having KNK cater both a wedding party dinner of 45 and wedding ceremony of 70 on the following evening over two different venues.

We had different themed meals and our guests were taken care of every step of the way.
Angie S. Sent on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Farm to table! Perfect for your big day!

Ke Nui Kitchen gave us a true farm to table experience that drew rave reviews from our wedding guests. It's difficult to prepare food for larger parties, but their staff cooks the food on site and serves it fresh and hot to guests.

A few months before our wedding, we did a food tasting that is included in the booking. Every dish was delicious, so it was difficult to choose our final menu! During the tasting they also took notes on any changes in preparation, from using slightly less soy sauce to substituting an ingredient.

While every dish was great, our favorites were the asparagus salad, kimchi Brussel sprouts and their huli brasa chicken. We also had Ke Nui Kitchen cater our rehearsal lunch. We gave them a location and they dropped off the food right on time. They set up the trays and provided serving utensils for us.

We got a lot of compliments from our guests. Their professionalism made this aspect of wedding planning very smooth and stress-free for us. We highly recommended them!
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