Holiday Party Catering on Maui Garners Kudos

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Homemade desserts for holiday party catering on Maui.While we usually focus our Maui catering blog on providing helpful tips about planning events and getting married on Maui, once in a while we like to share feedback clients provide about our catering services. Last week, soon after catering a Christmas party for the King Kamehameha III school teachers and staff we received several email messages containing accolades. Though it was our great pleasure to contribute to the community and to the work of the teachers and school staff, we are grateful for and proud of the kind words expressed:

Subject: Staff Christmas Party

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for catering our staff party on Wednesday. The food was delicious and your generosity is greatly appreciated. Being able to come together and celebrate boosts morale and encourages us to press on.
Mahalo for your support and Merry Christmas!

Steve Franz, Principal
Kamehameha III School
Malama: To take care of.


Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen says Glædelig jul, Danish for Merry ChristmasA Hawaiian Thank You with a Danish Greeting:

Subject: Mahalo for a wonderful party!

Aloha Christian and the CJ’s team,
Mahalo for throwing our school such a wonderful Christmas party! The food was amazing, as it always is at CJ’s. We all really appreciate all the hard work you did to make it such a special event for us.

Glædelig jul og godt nytår!

Stephanie Schobe


Subject: King Kamehameha III Christmas Party

Dear CJ,
Well you out did yourself from last year…I didnt think it could be any better but the comments from our staff members was all thumbs up! I was away yesterday, but when I came in today all I heard was how excellent the food was and that the choices of entrees was wonderful. No one went hungry…you satisfied even our pickiest of eaters. Wonderful job! I am so happy and appreciative that I can call you my friend and how much aloha you share with our school community. I’m going to have to get a bigger keg this time to make the appropriate toast for all you have done for me and the staff. You made it even more special.
Much aloha, Barry


Subject: Much mahalos!!

Thank you all sooooo much for all the time and effort that you put in for our Christmas party!! It was a fantastic time with great food!!
Mahalo and Merry Christmas

Dear CJ’s Deli,
We are so thankful of the wonderful food that you brought for our luncheon.
So many choices and soooooo yummy!!!
Everyone left very full and happy.

Mahalo to you and your staff,
Merry Christmas

Thank You to the teachers and staff at Kamehameha III. May your Christmas season be blessed and filled with happiness. We believe it is important for local businesses to contribute to our community and we especially enjoy helping our keiki and teachers. It was a pleasure and honor sharing your celebration! I’m happy you let us know you needed a few special dietary meals. It is always fun utilizing my professional culinary skills to create gluten free dishes.

The 2012 Kamehameha III Catered Holiday Party Menu

100 teachers and staff enjoyed a deserved break from the amazing services they provide while teaching our youth at Kamehameha III school in Lahaina. To add to the festive mood, holiday linens decorated the tables. The staff and teachers buffet lunch included:

Crispy Vegetables with our unique Humus and Pitta Chips
Kula Greens with Fall Nuts and Berries
Miso Vinaigrette

Entrees and Side Dishes
Fresh Focaccia Bread with Homemade Cheese
Chef CJ’s Famous Mango Ribs & Grilled Corn
Mochicco Chicken (Check out CJ’s Mochiko Chicken recipe)
Teriyaki Steak with Shitake Mushrooms
Steamed Ono with Coconut Curry
Pineapple Fried Rice

Chef CJ’s To Die For Hana Bar Sundae (Scooped To Order)

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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