4 Ways to Save Money on Catering for a Maui Graduation Party

4 Ways to Save Money on Catering for a Maui Graduation Party

Fresh flower orchid lei on Graduation cap.Who wouldn’t want a graduation party on Maui? Fortunately, Maui offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of your favorite graduate and save money with affordable catering options. Whether a local family planning a graduation party to show appreciation for your keiki achievements or planning a graduation party from afar, my team at  Comfort Zone Catering company want to help you plan an affordable graduation party on Maui. From a full service catering package with a professional chef personally preparing grilled to order steaks to the most affordable catering with a do it yourself catering option, nearly anything is possible and we’ll work with you to create a catered event within your budget. After browsing through the 4 money saving grad party planning tips below, take a look our inclusive graduation party packages for menus and pricing details:

  1. Takeout Catering is the Most Affordable Grad Party Option – No fuss no muss – just let us know how many are attending the party and the date and time you’ll be picking it up at my Kaanapali restaurant. Then, all you’ll need to do is serve your guests and enjoy the celebration. Order our Takeout Graduation grad caps in air.Party package for the most affordable Maui graduation party catering option!
  2. Use a Public Beach Park Pavilion for your Maui Graduation Party – You’ll need to get up early to claim one of the best beach pavilions for a party! Though FREE to use, the pavilion at Airport Beach Park and other Maui county beach park pavilions are available first come first served basis without ability to reserve in advance. As an alternative, ask us for details about the private El Dorado Cabana on Kaanapali beach and just down the street from Airport Beach Park. Unless you are willing to arrive at 4 or 5 am to hold a pavilion area for your party, we recommend planning on using popup canopies for shade. In addition to the tables included with our graduation catering packages, let us know if you need chairs, tents or other equipment rental instead of vying for the limited pavilion spaces. Whether in the pavilion or on a shady grass area of the park, guests will enjoy a graduation party at the beach!
  3. Consider a Do It Yourself Catering Package – All you’ll need to do is choose the menu and let us know what time to drop off the catered food for your graduation party! Our self-service catering packages are delivered with serving plates, utensils, tables, linens, table skirting, chafing dishes and more. All you need to do is set up a buffet for the guests or you could serve the guests. You’ll have everything you need dropped off for the party and included. Or, choose one of our inclusive graduation party packages with full service catering.
  4. Throw a Fiesta Themed Graduation Party with a Taco Bar – With our lowest cost full service catering options, consider catering your graduation party with our Taco Bar cooking station. I’ll personally prepare tacos for the graduates and guests attending the graduation party. Complete the theme with additional food stations such as a Burrito bar or a Fajita station. For graduates under 21, we can accompany the meal with homemade Mexican style Horchata (rice drink) or refreshing aquas de fruta, a Mexican fruit beverages made from water, fruit, sweetener and hibiscus flowers or seeds. Chef Christian Jorgensen prepares tacos for a catered party on Maui.If your graduates are heading off to college, consider equipping them to cook for themselves by including my Taco cooking lessons with taco recipes and instructional tips on grilling and cooking for themselves! For vegetarians, we’ll teach the graduates how to prepare homemade hummus. Did you see my Hummus cooking lesson videos?

Use these 10 Graduation Party Planning Tips for more ideas. Planning a catered graduation party on Maui is easy. Take a look at our catering packages with pricing and menus for menu ideas and catering options or quick ordering. Though available for immediate ordering, the menus may also be customized create a catering package to your liking. Gluten Free and Vegetarian requests are welcome. Anything is possible, and we do it all! Or, begin planning your graduation party 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