4 Reasons to Use Maui Private Chef Services for Maui Family Reunions

4 Reasons to Use Maui Private Chef Services for Maui Family Reunions

maui-family-reunion-photo-IMG_9567Family reunions are a great time to sit back, relax, and enjoy time spent with the ones you love. After travelling to Hawaii, you’ll want to make the most of your Maui family reunion!

Spend more time with the family by choosing a Maui private chef service that will personally interact with your family to ensure your family reunion on Maui is memorable. To help you decide if a personal chef is right for your family reunion, we’re sharing a few of the many benefits of hiring a private chef:

  1. Taste the Best of the Best – Traveling to new areas presents opportunity at every meal for exploring new foods and to experience local flavors. The best way to do that is by finding a great local chef who knows how to use the best ingredients and where to acquire the best local products. Utilizing a private chef service on Maui means gaining access to Maui’s freshest ingredients for the best dishes!

    A Maui catering menu with Kona lobster and filet mignon served with steamed fresh vegetables.What classic island dishes are you craving or wanting to learn to make at home? Let us know and we’ll prepare customized menus for your family reunion events. From homemade hummus for a welcome barbecue reception to a sunset family reunion dinner featuring perfectly grilled to order steaks with fresh Kona lobster tails served by professional wait staff, trust that your favorite dishes will be created with skill and the expertise of a seasoned professional chef catering to your family.

    Gluten Free or Vegetarian guests attending the family reunion? Do family members experience food allergies or dietary intolerance that need to be considered? Not a problem. With menu preperatiion and services tailored for catering to your group, you’ll get the best of the best private chef services on Maui.

  2. Save Time – When planning and organizing your family reunion, the last thing you want to worry about is spending time shopping for ingredients and then cooking. Using Maui private chef services for your family reunion takes the pressure off of everyone! Sit back and sip on a tropical drink while our professional catering team gets to work in the kitchen. We’ll bring everything you need and do the cooking on site in the vacation rental kitchen or on the barbecue grill. Need a Oceanfront catering location in Lahaina for a family reunion with private chef prepared dinners.location for an unforgettable sunset dinner on the lanai? Take a look at a few of our catering locations or let us know the size of your family and we’ll share ideas with recommendations or provide an all inclusive package for a family reunion on Maui.

    Our private chef services go beyond the meal, managing all the details of the event so you can rest easy and enjoy your time. We’ll help you plan menus ahead of time so you’ll be free to spend your time on the things that matter most during your reunion – catching up with family members, watching the tropical sunsets, and creating family memories that will last a lifetime! We’ll handle the cooking! We’ll supply everything you need and cleanup after the event. For events not needing complete private chef services, we offer drop off do it yourself catering packages or self-service catering menu options for cocktail parties. Our Picnic Box Lunches are perfect for the Road to Hana, a day at the beach, a sunrise on Haleakala and the other Maui activities your family will be enjoying together. 

  3. Costs Less and Saves Money! – You won’t just save time with your catered dinner, you can also save money. Maui private chef services are less expensive than you may think. Thanks to more than 12 years of experience catering events in Maui, Chef CJ knows how to choose the perfect ingredients while keeping your catering costs affordable. A personal chef consultation will help you to plan your event with budget in mind.{{cta(‘ce3afdaf-c601-4fdf-8df5-aa2e012b6bc6′,’justifycenter’)}} Our private chef services may seem like a luxury that’s out of reach. However, the cost to have our professional chef create your menu, organize your event, prepare and cook a delicious family reunion dinner is suprisingly comparable, if not less, to hosting your family dinner at a fine dining restaurant with wine or bar service.

    A family reunion on Maui always includes photographs of the family on the beach.Full service catering with private chef services keep the costs low. You won’t just be paying for your meal. Your catering package also includes tables and chairs, linens, catering staff to set up and tear down, trash collection, and a bartender is available among other extras and amenities. You aren’t just paying for dinner, you’re choosing to create an elegant memorable experience for your family reunion on Maui!

  4. Enjoy the Experience – Traveling to Maui is an incredible event and your family should enjoy every last second. From setting up tables to decorating with flowers and providing bartenders or active station chefs, our full service catering will ensure that your meal will be set up just the way you want it!

    Not all Maui private chef services offer the same options. Choosing Chef CJ to cater your family reunion means that you can enjoy dinner your way. From a casual meal on the beach to a more elaborate sit down dinner, we’ll help you create a picture perfect event that your family will be talking about for years. Need accommodations for a family reunion on Maui? Let us know and we’ll recommend the best vacation rental options with onsite cooking facilities or bbq grills.

    When it comes to private chef services on Maui, it’s all about the experience! A friendly chef and professional staff will ensure that everyone is enjoying their time, is entertained, and feels special throughout the event or private dinner. Our team is personable we’re always able to get the typically cantankerous uncle Walt (every family has one!) to learn how to make the perfect martini or maybe a family reunion in Hawaii will inspire him to learn to make a Mai Tai or Blue Hawaiian cocktail.

Sit back, relax, and let Maui Chef CJ and his professional catering team create a family reunion event you’ll always remember. Hit the button below for a no obligation Maui catering quote! Get started now:


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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.


Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit