The Dinner! The Chuppas! A Private Catered Corporate Event on Maui!

The Dinner! The Chuppas! A Private Catered Corporate Event on Maui!

While highlighting private outdoor dining under bamboo chuppas, I noted more details about the private event at the oceanfront Olowalu plantation house estate in West Maui would be forthcoming. After receiving accolades about last year’s corporate incentive event (we cateredChampagne chilling for executive catering event on Maui at the Olowalu plantation house private estate. a private dinner on top of a mountain with guests arriving by helicopter), professional corporate event coordinator, GIC Travel, got in touch with us again for catering and to assist with planning and local coordination for their events on Maui.

One of those events was a catered private dinner for 70 honored guests. The oceanfront dinner was held at the Olowalu Plantation House and included an onsite outdoor kitchen with grilling stations. The VIP guests were served a gourmet dinner while seated at tables for 12 under linen covered bamboo chuppa. The catering service included a barbecue station with grilled to order steaks and other entrees, providing guests an opportunity to interact with a chef while I prepared their steaks made to order. The catered dinner menu for the event:

The Starter Course

  • Chilled Champagne
  • Kalua Pork Quesadilla with Tropical Salsa

Linen canopied bamboo chuppa by Comfort Zone Maui catering company.The Chilled Station

  • Volcanic Ahi and Kula Greens Salad Tossed to Order
    Organic and Locally Sourced Produce Products
  • Fresh Water Prawns Avocado and Lanqustine Salad
    Vegatables with Hummus
  • Hawaiian Sweet Bread with Dipping Sauces
    Spring Squash Bisque
  • Tropical Seasonal Fruit

The BBQ Station

  • Steamed Ono with Coconut Curry
  • Huli Huli Chicken with Papaya Slaw
  • Volcanic Rubbed Ribey Steak with Maui Onion Chutney
  • Vegetable Skewers with Chef CJ’s Famous Noodles

Dessert Saute Station

  • Hawaiian Banana Flambe with Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
  • Chef Christians Famous Hana Bars and Coffee

Be sure to review a slide show of images from our executive catering event on the Olowalu Plantation House private estate.

In addition to the private dinner at the oceanfront Olowalu plantation estate described above, the group was treated to a day on the water. Two private catamaran charters were arranged and I provided full service catering matching the tastes of our executive guest clientele. Since mobile devices were prohibited on-board, I was unable to capture catering images from the private chartered catamaran catering. Maui organic farm to table ingredients for catered dinner. The honored guests were treated to chilled champagne during the beach boarding. Once on board, a refreshing pupu of fresh Seared Ahi on Cucumber Slices awaited. While the sailing trip got underway, the appetizer course continued with Truffled Buffalo Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta; Grilled Asparagus and Antipasto; and an assortment of Fresh Tropical Fruit. After snorkeling and whale watching, the guests dined on an amazing gourmet lunch of Grilled Lobster with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Butter; Mahi Mahi with Lilikoi Reduction; Thai Chicken Skewers; and Wild Mushroom Risotto. While sailing around West Maui and returning to Lahaina on the gentle trade winds, the guests were treated to a chocolate fountain dessert served with an assortment of dipping accompaniments including fresh Maui pineapple, banana, Kula strawberries, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, mango along with homemade shortcake and marshmallows.

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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