4 Tips for a Catered Maui Barbecue!

4 Tips for a Catered Maui Barbecue!

Planning a Catered Maui Barbecue? Follow these tips for a fun Maui BBQ!

  1. Choose the location for your Maui barbecue before booking accommodations – Many vacation rentals and CJs Catering barbecue party station with steak and shrimp on the bbq.private condo rentals permit use of the barbeque in the common area or a private party area. Smaller resorts will allow an outside Maui private chef. To use a Maui bbq area, many require accommodation booking to utilize the barbecue area for private parties or events. Some hotels or other accommodations on Maui provide substantial discounts for the barbecue area use when accompanying accommodations are utilized. For Maui family reunions or Maui wedding receptions, private home rentals or a private estate may offer the most affordable option for you and your guests while providing plenty of private space to accommodate an onsite Maui barbecue party. Imagine hosting your family reunion with an onsite private chef personally preparing your oceanfront catered bbq on Maui! One of our favorite locations for Maui barbecue is the Maui Eldorado Resort Cabana with a beautiful oceanfront location.
  2. Reserve Your Caterer and Location in Advance – Most Maui caterers and event professionals on Maui are booked several weeks or months in advance. Because Maui is a very popular location for family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals and other events, to get the best selection you’ll want to book as early as possible. Booking in advance ensures availability of your favorite caterer on Maui and the most popular location for an event on Maui. You’ll want to decide on the BBQ location on Maui and the caterer you want to work with as far in advance as possible.family reunion with catered Maui barbecue
  3. Be Flexible on Meat and Fish Selections – Let the Chef know your preferences for meats, shellfish and fish preparation. Then, if possible, give the chef flexibility and leeway to use the freshest fish or best meat available for the dish you want. Because fresh fish is often available, sometimes it is better to use a fresh catch rather than a specific fish. Shrimp, crab and scallops and other Put another shrip on the barbecue Maui style!seafood is usually plentiful on Maui. Specific cuts of meat is also dependent on product availability based on what has been slaughtered or shipped to Maui suppliers. Though we can usually get almost anything any time with a little notice, giving the chef the most flexibility to use fresh locally sourced available ingredients will provide the best pricing and creativity. If your mind is set on lobster, don’t worry: Australian lobster, Big Island lobsters or traditional Maine lobsters are flown in regularly if you prefer a favorite. Let us know your preferences and we’ll work with you.
  4. Supply your own alcohol to save on a catered Maui barbecue – Though we are not licensed to sell alcohol, Maui liquor laws allow you to purchase alcohol. Maui law requires use of licensed bartenders to serve alcohol at events.

Maui Eldorado Cabana Caterered Barbecue by CJs CateringCheck out the Maui barbecue menus or the bbq theme station menus. We love providing CJs catering barbecue for Maui events!

Answer a few questions about your BBQ using our short Maui barbecue event questionnaire.


We’ll get back to you with ideas and suggestions for a fun catered Maui BBQ. OR, call (808) 357-8546 to reach the Maui BBQ chef!

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We'll help you every step of the way, from finding a Maui wedding venue or event location and matching event and wedding service providers to preparing and serving our catered dishes at your Maui event or Maui wedding reception.

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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