Kaanapali Coffee Farm and Maui Chef Team for KFresh13 Gourmet Lunch

Kaanapali Coffee Farm and Maui Chef Team for KFresh13 Gourmet Lunch

Vacationing on Maui this Labor Day weekend? Looking for an opportunity to celebrate the holiday combined with a love of food and wine? Then seize the opportunity to learn about fresh farmLogo Image for Kaanapali Fresh Culinary Experience on the Beach. ingredients grown on Maui and to meet Maui chefs explaining how they use the ingredients in local Maui restaurants and catering operations. As a chef on Maui, I’m excited to meet the farmers growing their products and interact with other chefs while you get to enjoy unique gourmet dining experiences designed to tantalize your taste buds during one of the premier Hawaii culinary experiences of the year. This Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31, be sure to attend the 2nd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary event being held at Kaanapali Resort and surrounding area. 2013 marks the second year of what is quickly becoming one of the premier food and dining experiences in Hawaii! I’ve teamed up with KaanapaliAn aerial above Kaanapali coffee farm in West Maui. Coffee Farms to present a gourmet farm to table dining experience Saturday afternoon following the coffee farm owners explaining how the unique coffee farm operates and coexists with the local community.

After touring the Kaanapali Coffee Farms located above the Kaanapali resort and my restaurant, CJ’s Deli and Diner, participants will be hosted by local residents with a special farm to table lunch for which I’ve created a custom menu featuring products locally grown, raised or produced right here on Maui. Not only will you get to learn more about how coffee is grown and after wards enjoy the lunch I’ll be preparing onsite, I’m looking forward to answering questions and conversing with attendees throughout the lunch and after. If you enjoy local fresh foods prepared by world class chefs, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Take a look at the Coffee Farm tour menu for a glimpse of what you may expect when you join us for this exciting and popular event in the Kaanapali Resort.

Kaanapali Coffee Farms Tour and Chef Prepared Gourmet Lunch

Coffee Cured Salmon with Mustard-Dill Glaze
Citrus Coated Calamari with Fennel Salad
Antipasto Platter (Meats, Peppers, Olives, Artichoke)
Old-Style Tomato and Buffalo Cheese Stacks
Grilled Asparagus and Root Vegetables
Home Made Cheese Display with Fruits & Crackers
Farm Breads with Olive Oil and Pesto Aioli
CJ’s Infused Ice Tea & Lemonade in Dispensers and Ice Coffee to Order

Unable to attend the Kaanapali Coffee Farms tour and lunch? I’ll also be available to talk or answer cooking questions at the Dinner Dessert Station on Saturday evening as part of the Kaanapali 5’0 Dinner. My Comfort Zone Maui Catering Company Kaanapali beach food festival logo for Kaanapali Freshand I will be mixing locally distilled and produced Oceans Maui Vodka with several other local organic fresh Farm to Table products with dessert stations at the Kaanapali Fresh dinner. The decor will recreate a pineapple field with guests sampling treats from at least 10 different styles of dessert stations featuring the following:

Signature Kaanapali Fresh Food & Wine Festival,
Kaanapali 5’0

Kaanapali Coffee Station
3 Flavors of locally grown Maui coffee

Dessert Buffet (self serve)
Coffee infused Tiramisu, Cookies, Parfait and Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Dessert Truck (Live-Chef serve)
CJ’s Hana Bar & Haupia Sandwich with Maui Gold Pineapple Flambe

“Kaanpali Romanoff”
Kula Strawberries Macerated with Maui Ocean Golden Vodka with Polynesian Peppercorn and Roselani Vanilla Basil Coffee Ice Cream

Ready to purchase tickets to one of the best Maui culinary events of the year? Visit the 2013 Kaanapali Fresh website for the latest event updates, for ticket information or to purchase tickets. We anticipate some of these events will sell out before the event so don’t wait long to purchase tickets. Our lineup of musicians, including legendary ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabakura and renowned performers Amy Hanalali’l Gilliom and Makana, equals the quality food Maui chefs will be pairing using fresh farm ingredients with their favorite dish. Come to Kaanapali Fresh on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31st in the Kaanapali Resort on Maui. Follow the event on Twitter (hashtag #KFresh13), too! Leave a comment below with any questions or let me know when you’ll be at the dessert stations or on the farm tour to meet!

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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