Paradise Gourmet Catering is an upscale caterer based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. With emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, Paradise Gourmet marries food and design to make the cuisine served at your wedding artful as well as delicious. From intimate events to large-scale blowouts, they are on hand to create a fabulous gastronomic experience for you and your loved ones. In addition to catering private events, Paradise Gourmet Catering also supports various charities, including Hawaii Island Humane Society, Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, Kona Hospital Foundation, the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Family Support Services of West Hawaii.
Paradise Gourmet Catering is a full-service wedding catering company. They will work with you as a couple to plan your customized menu, can help you choose a venue, refer you to other vendors and more. Paradise Gourmet provides all dishes, glassware, tables, linens, even tents. They also have a liquor license and liability insurance.
In order to accommodate the individual desires of every client, Paradise Gourmet Catering will work with you to design a menu to suit your needs. With a special emphasis on traditional Hawaiian cuisine and ingredients (including the option of a roast suckling pig display), the company will create the perfect memorable dining experience for you and your guests.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Kristen · Married on 01/17/2015
Thanks to Paradise Gourmet, I had THE PERFECT wedding on Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii. They referred me to my other amazing vendors. My flowers by Jean brought tears to my eyes, the arch I rented was fantastic, my photographer was amazing, my umbrellas were gorgeous and the sound was perfect.
As for the services that Paradise Gourmet provided, they were flawless. I felt guided and helped through every aspect of my wedding. The customer service was amazing. The setup was so gorgeous-- so many people said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. I absolutely loved the table and bar setup. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. We opted for a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs and let me tell you, this was the most gorgeous cookout I had ever been a part of. To top it all off, all of the servers they provided me with were SO SWEET and so great.
I never dreamed I could have such a beautiful and perfect wedding and I owe it all to Paradise Gourmet!
Crystal · Married on 11/01/2017
It was such a pleasure working with Lava Lava Beach Club and Paradise Gourmet Catering. Definitely worth the upgrade to do Paradise Gourmet Catering. The food was amazing and all our guests raved about how delicious it all was. The staff were friendly and very attentive. We were informed by our guests that as soon as they arrived they were greeted, drink orders were taken and appetizers were being passed out. I was so pleased to hear how well they were taken care of. Working with Tina and Debra was amazing. They were both so knowledgable, provided guidance where needed and communication was always returned in a timely manner which made planning from the mainland so comfortable and stress free. Highly recommend! I don't have any photos back yet but if I can add them later to this review I will. - The Harrisons
Ellen · Married on 08/16/2014
I would not consider having an event in Hawaii without Paradise Gourmet Catering. They were always available for questions and were able to meet all of our requests even though we had only 3 weeks to plan the entire Destination Wedding. The food was the best meal I had in Hawaii and throughout set-up and all the way to tear-down their professionalism was continually put to the challenge. In addition to the food on hold for so long, they had to port water to their work station site. The jaunt from caterer station to the reception was short and pitch black and still they were undaunted. To top it all off it also started to rain on our outdoor wedding.
The Paradise team was never frustrated and maintained a picture perfect level of patience and understanding even though the wedding started over an hour late.
Tina, Debra no words can ever cover my immense appreciation of your hard-work and willingness to help out.
Mother of the Groom
We have recently started working with Noelani of Paradise Gourmet. Noelani is very professional and we have had a great relationship on her events at our property. Every guest that we have spoken to have loved and enjoyed their experience with Paradise Gourmet.
Paradise Gourmet is hands down the finest catering company in Hawaii. We perform hundreds of weddings and special events each year and we have the opportunity to work with every restaurant and catering company on the Big Island. The quality of Paradise Gourmet's food is simply unmatched. Their beautifully prepared culinary delights are a thing of wonder. However what really makes them the best of the best are the people. Their chefs, coordinators and service staff are warm and welcoming which for us makes the experience of working with them an absolute pleasure. We proudly recommend them for any special event.
I just had the opportunity to do a tasting of Paradise Gourmet's food and I can assure you their food is fabulous! Chef Chris is very creative yet down-to-earth and creates dishes that are sophisticated yet appealing to many different palettes. I have worked with Paradise Gourmet several times and their service and equipment is also top notch! PGC is a great choice for your next event!