Getting Married on Maui? 10 Maui Wedding Reception Questions

Getting Married on Maui? 10 Maui Wedding Reception Questions

After the wedding location has been selected and a few other items have been marked off the wedding planning list is the best time to choose the menu for a Maui wedding reception. With remote planning necessary for most Maui weddingsA couple getting married on Maui under a bamboo chuppa with fresh flower pedals., the opportunity for couples getting married to personally meet the chef in the course of a pre-tasting and for the chef to learn their tastes and style preferences is often unavailable. While helping couples plan Maui wedding receptions with catering and creating menus for private chef dinners, we like to match our menus and catering services to the tastes and style preferences of the couples getting married on Maui while striving to remain within their wedding catering budget. Couples help coordinate the menu planning process by revealing answers to a few questions we like to ask:

  1. What type of food do you eat at home when you have an hour to prepare a midweek dinner?
  2. What kind of food do you eat when you go out for a midweek dinner?
  3. What do you enjoy when you have a couple hours to prepare a weekend dinner?
    A Maui wedding reception dinner with the sunset in the background.
  4. What type of restaurant do you go to celebrate achievements or special events?
  5. What do you eat at home when you are in hurry?Local Steak and Kona Lobster at a catered wedding reception on Maui.
  6. What is your favorite food for a special event or celebration?
  7. What type of restaurant do you enjoy for a weekend dinner date?
  8. What are your favorite four restaurants? If you share the names and URLs for the restaurant we’ll take a look at their menu to help us identify your preferences.
  9. Food Sensitivities or Dietary Requests? Let the Chef know if you or your guests have any dietary requirements, food sensitivities and preferences. Though we always include a few vegetarian and gluten free menu items for guests, please let the chef know of any other known food allergies, cultural preferences or food sensitivities. We provide Gluten Free catering or prepare vegan and vegetarian catering menu options upon request. In addition to creating and preparing Noni recipe menus for a local Maui event, we also have prepared kosher catering menus and accommodated several cultural dietary requests. Let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to cater to you!Salad served for a plated dinner catering service for a Maui wedding reception.
  10. How many guests and what is the budget? Budget may be based on overall wedding or catering budgets or on a per person amount. Then, either guest count may be adjusted or menu selections and service options may be adjusted to stay within the budget. We are always happy to share ideas to help you save money on the wedding, such as permitting you to purchase your own alcohol and giving tips on the best places to purchase alcohol. Then, just use our licensed bartenders to serve the wedding guests.A complete Maui wedding package including the chuppa, officiate, wedding location and catered wedding reception with euro lighting.

Inform your catering chef on Maui of anything else that will make your wedding vision a reality. If you have a question, ask! Many of our catering clients have never visited Hawaii before they planned Maui wedding and we want you to be comfortable with your decision of getting married on Maui! Let us know of any questions about weddings or planning a catering menu for an event on Maui and we’ll help. Use our short wedding planning questionnaire to get a no obligation wedding catering cost estimate:


Maui catering takeaway platter of fresh fruits.Did you get married on Maui or are you planning a wedding on Maui? Use the comments section below to share questions you asked when planning a menu for a catered wedding reception.

Maui wedding photography by MeewMeew Studios.

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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