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Paradise Gourmet Catering

Kailua Kona, HI View map

About

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.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$200

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$200

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$250

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Chinese
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Robert O. Married on 01/03/2020
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    Perfect Wedding Meal

    Paradise Gourmet catered our wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on January 3, 2020 and we could not have been happier with the food and service, it was top notch. Our guests raved that it was the best meal they had during their trips. Highly recommend.
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    Crystal Married on 11/01/2017
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    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
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    Kristen Married on 01/17/2015
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    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!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Kona Beach Bungalows Kona Beach Bungalows Hotel Weddings

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.

Hawaii Sound & Vision Hawaii Sound & Vision Wedding DJs

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.

Vintage and Lace Vintage and Lace Wedding Planners

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!

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Map

75-5828 Kahakai Road Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
8083261244

Office Hours M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Paradise Gourmet Catering frequently asked questions

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

At Paradise Gourmet Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

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

The bar service starting price at Paradise Gourmet Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What event services does Paradise Gourmet Catering offer for weddings?

Paradise Gourmet Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Paradise Gourmet Catering provide for weddings?

Paradise Gourmet Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Paradise Gourmet Catering?

At Paradise Gourmet Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Paradise Gourmet Catering?

At Paradise Gourmet Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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

Paradise Gourmet Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

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

To cater to all tastes, Paradise Gourmet Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

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

Paradise Gourmet Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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