5 Items You May Not Know Maui Wedding Caterers Provide

5 Items You May Not Know Maui Wedding Caterers Provide

A bride and groom with surfboard cake topper at a Maui wedding.With more than 10 years experience catering weddings for couples getting married in Hawaii, we know not all catering companies on Maui provide the same levels of services with regards to full service catering. Sorting through wedding packages to find out what catering options are included or available can leave couples planning a Maui wedding overwhelmed or frustrated. Don’t be!

The best way to save time and money is to involve the caterer as early in the process as possible. Find out what options are included with the catering and what is extra. Interview Maui chefs and review catering menus for the wedding reception. Ask questions and share your wedding vision early to avoid last minute wedding mishaps. Request a catering quote with cost estimates broken out to include not only the catering menu fees but costs for fixtures and equipment the caterer may be providing. Verify chairs, tables, linens, and decor fees are included or not. Find out if there will be additional charges for delivery or cleanup services and if tips are included.

What is included in Chef CJ’s Full Service Catering Packages on Maui?

Most full service catering companies include everything necessary for a complete meal service. Our full service catering packages include guest plates, flatware, beverage cups, utensils, serving dishes, chairs, tables and anything else needed for the meal service portion of a catered event. Tables are setup with linen tablecloths and color coordinated napkins. Serving tables always include skirting and we cleanup after events we cater. In the event you want something unique or custom upgrades, we arrange for it or coordinate with wedding service providers to ensure everything is planned without overlap or extra expenses. To help couples planning a wedding on Maui, we’ve included a short list of the most frequently asked questions about what is included with full service catering on Maui:

  1. Are table clothes, napkins and other linens included for our catered reception dinner on Maui?
    Full Service Catering A Maui wedding table setting at the Olowalu Plantation house.means we are able to include everything from linens and flatware to glasses, plates, china and more! Our glassware service extends beyond the typical wedding reception dinner service. We will happily provide champagne flutes with strawberries for an elegant traditional champagne toast after the ceremony as well as everything you need to keep the champagne chilled with ice buckets and related serving accompaniments. If your wedding includes bar services we also provide glassware matched to the type of bar. From A champagne toast ceremony for a couple getting married on Maui.champagne flutes and wine glasses to Martini, Manhattan, Mai Tai and Mango Margarita glasses, all bar glass requests are easily accommodated! Your wedding can be as lavish and elegant as you prefer with complete china service, wine glasses and everything else for a seated plated dinner with wait service or a buffet. Or, we can help you plan the most affordable Maui wedding utilizing high quality disposable plastic ware and paper products. Planning a DIY wedding on Maui? Pick up our take away catering platters and ask about our chafing dish rentals.Maui chair rentals for an ocean front wedding in Maui.
  2. Do you include chairs, dining tables and serving tables for catered events on Maui? Maui wedding cake on a vintage desk.Yes, we are able to provide tables and chairs for the wedding dinner guests as well as a separate head table for the bride & groom and wedding party tables with chairs. All styles of chairs are available from cane back chairs with matching dinner service silverware to simple white chairs suitable for decorating with linen or left as is. For ideas and wedding planning inspiration, take a look at the images from a recent catered wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House. Old wooden desks were used for the registration book and as a wedding cake display table, an antique sofa, wooden farm tables, a mirrored menu and other decor created an outdoor dining space with a vintage wedding feel for a couple at this West Maui wedding location.Wedding equipment rentals on Maui include a sofa and furniture.
  3. How do we get lighting, sound equipment and other wedding reception equipment? Almost any kind of lighting imaginable as well as furniture, dance floorsA couple dancing at their wedding reception on Maui., tents, chuppah and other larger wedding rental equipment is available on Maui. We know which providers would be able to supply what you prefer at a cost within the wedding budget and which are reliable for each Maui wedding location. If we don’t supply the equipment we’ll either order equipment needed on your behalf or introduce you to the best equipment rental provider who is able supply the items matching your vision. Need speakers for music? If our portable speaker with PA system does not fit a need, we’ll introduce you to Maui DJs with their own sound equipment and speaker systems are available.
  4. Do you provide table decor such as color coordinated napkins, chargers, vases filled with tropical flowers, floral centerpieces and other wedding accessories? From table clothes to cloth napkins, we skillfully coordinate a complete linen theme matched to the colors of your wedding. Table centerpieces of tropical flowers and other A catered buffet at a Kaanapali wedding location.natural elements are paired to contrast or match the color theme. Consider using colorful orchids floating in crystal water vases for an affordable wedding flower centerpiece. Speaking of flowers for table centerpieces, don’t forget the wedding lei! In addition to wedding lei for the couple getting married, remember to ask about lei for the couples parents. Or, go all out and provide a lei Fragrant fresh flower lei for a wedding on Maui.greeting for all of the guests who traveled to attend your wedding on Maui! Rose pedals, fragrant plumeria or orchid pedals for the wedding aisle adds a tropical feel with affordable cost. Haiku head lei for the bride and tuberose wedding lei for the groom or other floral accessories may be arranged. We can also provide shells and tropical centerpiece items as requested. We always dress up our serving tables with tropical themed cloth table skirts, too.
  5. Do You Provide Wedding Cakes? Yes, we know the sources for the best Maui wedding cakesMaui wedding cake and cupcakes for a wedding on Maui. and will arrange for a wedding cake delivery or introduce you to Maui wedding cake bakers to create the wedding cake of your dreams. Though we stopped baking our own wedding cakes many years ago, we still bake our own breads and other homemade desserts in our commercial kitchen in Kaanapali. From homemade pies to the most decadent Hana Bars we serve in our ice cream sundaes with our homemade Mango sauce, we can serve up the best catered dessert station you could imagine. Add an International Cheese display paired with port wines and other after dinner liquors for a unique wedding reception dessert service.An International Cheese display at a catered wedding on Maui.

Not every catering company on Maui provides full service so be sure to find out what is included and available. Though we offer many more options than listed, as demonstrated by our list above we strive to be the ‘One Call Does It All’ best choice for catered events on Maui! Don’t see something you want? Let us know and we’ll find it or explain why it isn’t practical for Maui weddings. Combine our extensive international culinary and catering background gained at some of the world’s largest hotels along with more than 10 years planning and catering weddings on Maui for an unforgettable Maui wedding! Ready to get a cost estimate for a catered event on Maui? Hit the button below to request a no obligation Maui catering quote:{{cta(‘3fd99430-bb9b-40e2-a372-39f437755dfb’,’justifycenter’)}}

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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