Gourmet Maui Catering Team at Plantation Days with Chef CJ

Gourmet Maui Catering Team at Plantation Days with Chef CJ

Lahaina Plantation Days logo commemorating the Sugar Cane train.On Maui this weekend and looking to do something different? Entertainment for the whole family with local food and fun for all ages? Whether you live on Maui or are visiting and staying in any of the Kaanapali or other hotels between Kapalua and Lahaina, you’ll want to head into Lahaina on Friday and Saturday evenings. Make plans to get out to the Lahaina Plantation Days in Lahaina on October 18 and 19! Gather under the old smokestack to join the community in celebrating West Maui’s rich historical links to agriculture. There will plenty of opportunities to learn about the history of the area and understand how the former plantation era heritage contributes to the current West Maui community. Read on to find out why sports fans will enjoy the theme of the 2013 Plantation Days!

Along with a variety of other local restaurants and eateries, CJ’s Deli and Diner and the Comfort Zone Catering team will be on hand Saturday serving up a couple delicous comfort food dishes created especially for the event:

  • Barbecue Hoisan Glazed Ribs with Hawaiian Slaw $6.
  • Hana Bar Ice Cream Parfait with Caramelized Maui Gold Pineapple $5.
    Hana Bar Sundae with Mango(food and beverage script available for purchase at the event)

In an early taste testing sample of the dessert, customized to celebrate the former West Maui pineapple plantations, a frequent customer exclaimed she thinks she may like the pineapple version even better than the Hana Bar Mango Sundae dessert featured on my Kaanapli restaurant menu and served daily (displayed in the image here)! Come to Lahaina Plantation Days on Saturday evening and let me know which one you like better!

While it would be unreasonable to suggest the area is still active in large scale commercial pineapple and sugar can production, West Maui continues to produce commercial coffee, dragon fruit and other crops. Though on a smaller scale than previous days of full size plantations, a growing and vibrant micro farming community is thriving and growing in West Maui. As professional chefs, we end up with more local products to choose from and source locally! Interacting directly with the farmers provides us with extraordinary opportunities to learn about and use their products in our restaurants and especially for our catered events on Maui. So, I always look forward to participating in local events and hope to see you at Plantation Days in Lahaina on Saturday. The Plantation Days theme for 2013 is designed to commemorate sports and recreation during the plantation era. After visiting the sports tent with local sports equipment and memorabilia spanning the 20’s through the 60’s, attendees will be able to sample a variety foods served by local restaurants and adults can indulge in the beer and wine garden. I’m looking forward to sampling Maui Brewing Company’s latest fall craft beers. With a low cost admission price of only $3. daily admission and proceeds from the event benefiting sponsor Lahaina Restoration Foundation, don’t miss this event!

Join my Maui catering crew and I, Chef Christian Jorgensen, at Plantation Days in Lahaina on Saturday, October, 19 between 5:30 and 10:30 pm! Lahaina Restoration Foundation Smoke Stack from Cannery Days.We’ve cooked up a fun menu for you to sample our delicious food while participating in the activities and entertainment planned for the fifth annual event. Bring the family and friends to West Maui this weekend! You won’t want to miss the fun!! For all the details about event and watching the Baldwin-Lahainaluna football game Friday night while attending the event, take a look at the 2013 Lahaina Plantation Days event page.

Need catering for holiday party or a wedding on Maui? Stop by our booth at the the event on Saturday evening to try a sample and meet us. Aftwerwards, you’ll want to come back here to get the catering and event planning process started. Or, just hit the button below, provide a little information about your wedding or other catered event on Maui. Ask for a catering quote 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