Testimonials

There is no greater compliment than repeat business and referrals. We are indeed fortunate and proud to receive such positive feedback from our clients. Some reviews from our wedding clients have been submitted to WeddingWire.com

Below are the most current comments we have received…

I don’t even know where to start to rave about Lava Lava Beach Club’s wedding services & staff. I wish I could give them 10 stars. I can’t thank Tina & Debra enough for everything they did to make my wedding day perfect. I live in California, so I was nervous about planning a destination wedding. After having my wedding with Lava Lava, I wouldn’t have done it any other way, in fact I feel like it was stress-free. Tina (in charge of sales for Lava Lava) was so flexible while planning my wedding. I didn’t want a sit down dinner, so she helped me create an amazing cocktail style wedding reception. Paradise Gourmet catering (provided with Lava Lava) provided AMAZING food and service, as well as a flexible and customizable menu. The service & professionalism from everyone was so wonderful. Tina helped me customize the bar, referred me to a DJ, create a timeline, provided everything I needed such as tables, linens, a beautiful wedding arch, lighting, chairs, and even a fire dancer performer! She has a very calming presence and is pleasant to talk to on the phone and SO HELPFUL. The whole thing was stress free and she worked with my budget. The day of the wedding, Debra made sure everything went PERFECT and that everything was laid out and looked perfect. The Lava Lava & Paradise Gourmet teams did EVERYTHING for me (I didn’t even see my wedding venue for the first time until the day before the wedding). I can not thank them enough, we seriously had the best most perfect dream wedding because of them. Thanks Lava Lava! :)

From Stephanie

 

 

Hi Debra,
I don’t think we can thank you enough for how amazing you and your team were! The food was impeccable and we would like to thank PGC for helping to make our day special. Our last guests left last night and were still talking about the food!
Best wishes and thanks a million,

Jeannette and Lucia

 

I also wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much. Our entire day went off without a hitch and was completely relaxing and magical. You were amazing to work with and truly, I would not have had our special day without you! Debra and the rest of the team were beyond amazing and well and we got so many components on Aunty! I only wish I would have had more time to thank you more in person! I honestly can’t thank you enough. You are amazing at what you do and I hope we can use you all again!!

Thank you thank you thank you!

Tara

 

Hi Amanda,
It was a pleasure working with and finally meeting you all as well!  Thank you so much for all of your help with everything.  The event went great!
Please let us know if you need anything else in the meantime.

Many thanks and all the best,
Meaghan

Amanda:
Everything looked great!  The couple and their guests were very pleased with everything and raved about how good the food was.  Thanks again for all your help and look forward to working with you again.
Mahalo,
Lisa

Aloha Tina!

 First off my apologies for not emailing you sooner.  We were going like crazy showing off the Island to everyone. They loved it!
As for the party one word. Awesome! Everyone raved about the food, the venue and the entertainment.  It truly was spectacular.  I would not have changed a thing!
Thank you so much for everything Tina. I greatly appreciate all of your effort on our behalf.  From start to finish you were the best!
Mahalo Nui Loa
Freddy and Missy

 

Tina, I cannot thank you enough for all your help. Debra and the crew did a FANTASTIC job! The food was incredible and the service was impeccable! We didn’t have to worry a bit or lift a finger. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Thanks, Debra.  I’m truly overwhelmed by what a great job you guys did.  Pls pass along my thanks for a job well done to your boss!
You are definitely a valuable asset to PGC!
Thank you for the amazing job you did!!!  Everyone had a great time thanks to you and your crew!
I sure hope u get some rest and can’t tell you enough how awesome you are!!!
Warm regards,
Kim

 

Hi Tina!

Thank you so much for everything! Everyone raved about the food, the service… Just amazing!
We really can’t thank you enough for helping us have the most amazing wedding!
Mahalo! And keep in touch!
Adrienne & James

 

Hi Tina,

Again thank you so much for everything, we were absolutely thrilled with Paradise Gourmet. We received so many compliments from our guests on how the food was the best they’d ever had, how the service was outstanding and how beautiful everything looked. You are all top notch and we were so happy with how everything turned out.

I will try and take some time this evening or later this week and write you a review because you and your company were outstanding.

 Thank you again for everything!

 Mahalo!

Catalina and Bart

 

 

Thank YOU, Tina…it was a fantastic event.  Looking forward to working with you again next year!

Aloha – Sandie

 

Good Day Stacey,

The event was fantastic, your staff did an excellent job, our guests didn’t want to go home. I think that is a sign they were all very happy. We will look forward to using Paradise Gourmet again.
Mahalo

Frances

 

Thanks to Paradise Gourmet, I had THE PERFECT wedding on Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii. They referred me to my other amazing vendors. My flowers by Jean brought tears to my eyes, the arch I rented was fantastic, my photographer was amazing, my umbrellas were gorgeous and the sound was perfect. As for the services that Paradise Gourmet provided, they were flawless. I felt guided and helped through every aspect of my wedding. The customer service was amazing. The setup was so gorgeous– so many people said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. I absolutely loved the table and bar setup. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. We opted for a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs and let me tell you, this was the most gorgeous cookout I had ever been a part of. To top it all off, all of the servers they provided me with were SO SWEET and so great. I never dreamed I could have such a beautiful and perfect wedding and I owe it all to Paradise Gourmet!

 

 

Hi Tina (and Debra),

I’m still tearing up about how amazing our wedding was.  I just got the photos and they are incredible.  I really never dreamed I could have a wedding as perfect as ours was.  I will DEFINITELY post on Wedding Wire, I’ve just been busy with work since I got home.

I can’t thank you enough!!!!!  I will be FOREVER grateful and I will suggest Paradise Gourmet to ANYONE getting married on the Big Island.

 Thank you!

 Kristen

 

Hi Tina-

We are still enjoying Hawaii!

I will provide a glowing review when we are done honeymooning. Our guests loved the food and so did we.

 Thanks Tracy

 

Mahalo for a perfect evening! The team was excellent. The food was “Ono” :).

Everything exceeded all of our expectations!
Cheers
Ana
Dear Scott,
I want to sincerely thank you for the wonderful food and service you provided for our recent event, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”  For myself and 13 other lucky girls, this was a very successful morning!  We completely enjoyed being pampered by your staff with your lovely food items as we fantasized over all the sparkly delights.  It was a very good blend of pleasures.  Thank you also very much for accommodating special food requests.  Yours is a class act!  And, thank you for supporting the efforts of the Ohana Foundation.
Aloha,  Amy and Tom

 

Aloha Tina,

I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to all of you at Paradise Gourmet.  Our reception was a huge success, and much of it was due to the scrumptious food and the wonderful entertainment.  The guitarist was outstanding.  We received many compliments about the event, so KUDOS and MAHALO!

It was a pleasure working with you.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Aloha,

Diane

 

 

Dear Tina,

Thank you very much for your superb services on our wedding date.

Indeed everything was delicious and beautiful.

Despite hurricane Ana, and thanks to your kind accommodation to the change in date, we had the wedding of our dreams.

 I should note that I received many raves about the steak being very tender and lilikoi cake being delicious.

I got the chance to taste everything myself, and cannot agree more.

I hope that many other brides to be have the same wonderful catering experience I did.

With kind regards, Sumika

 

 

The catering and service was far beyond my expectations, the food was delicious!
Thank you,
Sara

 

Hi Tina,

Thank you so much for all your help.  The food was lovely, your staff was amazing, and the event was a huge success.

Thanks again!

Kilynn

 

 

Last night was perfect for me, because Debra is amazing!  The end client from Toyota loved his dinner and the whole night.  He said he was glad that we ended up here instead of XXXX, “This was much better than XXXX would have been.”  Made my night J.

My client had some challenges and did not make Deb’s job easy, but she didn’t blink and everything was perfect!!

I love working with such an experienced team, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Kula

 

Aloha Noe and Debra,

I want to thank you for the outstanding job that your company provided my guests and me on April 12.  Your team lead by Debra was just exceptional and all of the folks were impressed with how well this was done.

Again my thanks to Debra and the team for a job well done!

Mahalo,
Mike Andrews

 

We are so pleased with the entire event and you made this so very easy on me and my sisters!

Thank you

Debbi and Wyatt

 

Aloha Eric and Scott,

 Thank you for the great pupus and service!

Noelani was very helpful and personable.

 Joe (I think that was his name) was a great culinary representative.  He received the platters and asked me questions about which ones I’d like to use for which dish.  

You guys have a great team!

 ps–my favorite was the beef with chimichurri sauce!

Steve Marquard, CFSP

 

Tina, let me just say the food exceeded our expectations in every way. Delivery was timely and efficient on both events. It was most excellent for our guests to have a personal meal- not a goopy unsanitary free for all chip and dip melee.

The portions were perfect, I barely had a bite- of course as I was hosting, but during the roughest of the seas when most guests were clinging to their seats and the rails loving the adventure, my 86 year old father- master ocean racing sailor, was calmly dining away, gimbaling his meal perfectly and sending me the thumbs up.

We were very pleased with not only the food but the experience of the two meals.

MAHALO !!

Gail Mitchell

 

Hi all,

Thank you so much for helping us put together such an amazingly beautiful wedding.  The guests all were supremely impressed with the decor and the food.  Everyone told me how calm and relaxed I have been the past couple days and I have you to thank for making these past few months and days so easy.

Thanks again for everything!

Joyce

 

I would like to thank you and your staff for helping us make our wedding perfect. I couldn’t have asked for better service, nicer people, and better food. We will definitely post a raving review to your website!

Thank you again,

Sara

 

Hi Jean,

So good to finally meet you as well! The wedding was wonderful. The food was delicious, beyond expectation and everything else matched our plans beautifully so it really was a perfect day.  Thank you for all you did to make it come together so well.

Thank you so much!!!!

-Annamarie

 

Debra! :)

You and your team are amazing! Without you, the President wouldn’t have been able to say that it was “the BEST event he’s ever been to.”

Thanks so much Debra! :)

Sharla Ajifu

 

I completely agree with Andrew’s sentiments – the food was amazing, service outstanding, and your coordination efforts and flexibility with pre-planning and helped make the day a huge success!  Thank you all so much for everything!!

PS – the bartender Jeff got rave reviews from the guys…he was right on top of everything from the sounds of it so please pass on our thanks to him as well!

All the best,

Amanda

Debra – Thanks so much for the wonderful food & service you and your team provided for our party Wednesday night in Kohala Ranch.  Things could not have been more perfect. I’m holding tight to your business card and we’ll call for future catering needs. Thanks for everything – it was a beautiful evening. Mahalo! Betsy

 

Scott and Debra,

Words cannot express how grateful I am to you and your crew!!!! The wedding far exceeded all of our expectations and your food and crew were a HIT!!!! I wanted to drop you a note to extend my heartfelt gratitude!!

Mahalo

Rochelle

 

Aloha Noe,

Thanks so much for helping to make the party a success! It all worked out perfectly and my mother was thrilled. Everyone on your staff was super friendly and professional and the food was awesome. Couldn’t ask for more from a caterer.

Looking forward to planning another event with you soon.

Best,

Mike Evans

 

Thank you Jean.  BTW may I say how proud I am of you and your company.  Top notch you are.

Sincerely,

Hoku

Jean- it was the best reunion ever. Thank you. Everything was beyond delicious and everyone was truly 90000% delighted.

Thank you!

 

Deb and staff,

There are not enough thank you’s in this life time. The food was wonderful! I had multiple calls from guests commenting on how great the food was and the service as well. Deb your hands on support throughout the planning and day of the event was exceptional.

It was an incredible evening !

A big Mahalo to Noe as well.

Thank you again

Peg

 

Hi Scott,

A long overdue GIANT thank you to you and your staff … the Medicis “beach party” was a hugh success from beginning to end !!!   EVERYONE raved about the food (best hors d’ and best dessert EVER), the service (OUTSTANDING staff), the location (just AWESOME) … it really was a perfect evening !!!

From my standpoint as the contact, it was especially easy … THANKS to you and your staff for making me look so good J

Look forward to seeing you at some point when we are back in January !!!
Ann

 

Aloha Scott, Noelani and Jean:

Dave and I are still basking in the glow of a perfect wedding event.  Everything was magical.  The food was out of this world both Sunday and Monday night.  Service was superb.  The setup for the wedding was so lovely.  We all agreed the cottages were fabulous.  We had the time of our lives.

We just wanted to thank you again for everything–and to let you know if anyone ever wants to talk to us for a reference regarding Lava Lava, we would be happy to do so.

Many mahalos,

Kate & Dave

We also want to thank you and the staff at PGC for the delicious food and excellent service :) we were very happy to have chosen you guys for our catering.

Allan and Radka

 

Hi Scott,

I want to express my gratitude to you and your staff for a wonderful Hoku event!! The food was spectacular and your staff was top-notch!!!

Thank you!!

Stephanie

 

Aloha Scott,
Thank you for the superb job you did for us Saturday evening.  You and your staff made the reception a roaring success.  The unique variety and quality of the pupus was over the top.  Huge mahalo for being such an integral part of our mission in this community.  Please pass this on to your staff.
aloha
Jim

 

Hey Jean,
Sara and I could not be happier. We would be more than willing to write about our experience with you and your company. It was so nice to finally meet you face-to-face.

It has been a true pleasure working with you throughout this past year. You helped make our wedding planning fun and stress-free, and coming from the groom’s perspective, that is a great thing. Debra and the staff were amazing at the wedding. Everyone was raving about the food. Again, Sara and I could not be happier with your company and the product you provide.

- Kyle

 

Hi Jean,

Thank you so much for the wedding card! It was so sweet of you to think of us. I hope all with the Lava Man went well up north!

 

 

Justin and I want to thank you, Debra and your team for making everything so perfect on our wedding day. The food was fabulous and so many people told us that it was the best “wedding food” they’d ever had. That was exactly what we were going for, and we couldn’t agree with them more. Debra was totally on top of everything and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was so thoughtful for them to leave the leftovers for us and some of them were enjoyed the next morning for breakfast. The Fish on Fire and Ice Cream station were both a huge hit!

If there is a place where we can write a review please let us know. We’d be happy to leave a glowing recommendation.

Thank you again!

Brianne and Justin

 

Hi Jean,

Thanks, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you.  You are so reliable, communicative, and informative.  Thanks for all your support leading up to and during our wedding celebration.  I unfortunately didn’t have much interaction with Debra, but noticed the timing of the service was excellent and I got great feedback from everyone about her organization!

As far as our food, everything was delicious.  The appetizers were delicious, and the desserts are still being talked about!

Once again, thanks for all of your communication and professionalism.  Working with you and PGC was a wonderful experience.  Best wishes to you and everyone at Paradise Gourmet.

Mahalo,

Allison and Sam

 

Aloha Noe,

Thanks so much for helping to make the party a success! It all worked out perfectly and my mother was thrilled. Everyone on your staff was super friendly and professional and the food was awesome. Couldn’t ask for more from a caterer.
Looking forward to planning another event with you soon.
Best – Mike Evans

 

Jean,
this came off perfectly. People are wowed by your menu and your staff was very helpful. Thank you for great food and great service.
Larry Pozner

Deb and staff,
There are not enough thank you’s in this lifetime. The food was wonderful! I had multiple calls from guests commenting on how great the food was and the service as well. Deb your hands-on support throughout the planning and day of the event was exceptional.
It was an incredible evening !
A big Mahalo to Noe as well.
Thank you again
Peg

Aloha Jean,
Chris and Francis did a fabulous job–our guests were very pleased!
Mahalo, and have a great weekend,
Elaine

Scott
Oue wedding was stunning largely due to your generosity and wherewithal on how it should be executed.  Michael, myself and all our guests were impressed with the food and service (I’ve NEVER had such delicious, fresh food served at a wedding before and heard similar comments from my friends and family!).  It was better than we dreamed it would be, thank you very much.
with Deep Gratitude
Erin and Michael
Kahua Ranch

Jean,
Just a note to thank you and all that worked so hard to make our afternoon party so wonderful. Everyone raved about the food. It was just a lovely 80th birthday celebration and I could be totally relaxed knowing that the staff of PGC was there to make it perfect!
Many thanks,
Susy

Aloha Noe,
Mahalo for all your help with my clients’ blessing and catering last night. It was a great event, beautiful evening and sunset. They were really happy with the staff, the food, the professionalism, etc. Please pass on our appreciation to Shelly, Deb, Chris, Mary and the rest of the crew.
I’m sure they’d like to use you guys again on future events.
A hui hou,
Viv

Hi Noelani,
Thank you so much for everything!  We had a wonderful wedding and it was so much more than Mike and I could have hoped for.  :)
We will definitely share our experience on wedding wire.
Thanks again!
Meghan and Mike

Hello Noelani and Debra:
Thank you so much for all your help during the planning of our wedding and the hectic work that occured during the day of the wedding.  An extra thank you goes to both of you for talking me into renting the tent.
You guys did a great job and JR and I are sooo pleased by how the wedding turned out.  I don’t think I’d change anything about that day!
Please send our gratitude to the waitstaff, bartender, and chef.
Thanks again,
Malynne & JR

Thank you so much for everything! The event was fantastic and we were so pleased with all the work that everyone did. I would be more than happy to put up a review so that other people will know what a wonderful job you guys do!
Thanks again,
Wini

Aloha Noelani!
Thank you and your team so much for putting together such a beautiful wedding.  John and I couldn’t be happier with how everything came together.  We really appreciate all your hard work and patience working through some of the details with us.   Everyone had a great time and loved the dinner buffet.  I still think about the yummy wedding cake and desserts.  Sadly, we couldn’t finish it all before we left.

Aloha Scott
just a note to say thanks so much with all the kokua with our group.  Your team did an exemplary job as usual.  The event far exceeded their final night at the hotel and your team made that possible.  Please extend our gratitude to all. Malama Pono,”

- Laurie Jo

Just a quickie to thank you for putting together a spectacular event. The guests were raving about the food and your staff. Everyone was so impressed with your warm staff and the Aloha everyone had. The bride and groom were beyond pleased. Torched Ahi was definitely a crowd pleaser!”

- Kathy

“Hi Scott-
Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help/work in setting our event.  Everyone had such a great time and the client as well as myself are thrilled with the way everything turned out.  Debi did an awesome job managing everything and your staff was great as well. Thanks so much.”

- Jennie, Account Executive

Aloha everyone!
Last night was a smashing success! Your talent and professionalism are second to none. The positivity and care that you extend to me, our clients, and each other makes us a team to be reckoned with. I just want to thank you for all that you do and for going above and beyond the standard. I love working alongside all of you! Warm aloha.”

- Stephanie, Pacific Coast Host

Aloha Scott, Noelani and Jean:
Dave and I are still basking in the glow of a perfect wedding event. Everything was magical. The food was out of this world both Sunday and Monday night. Service was superb. The setup for the wedding was so lovely. We all agreed the cottages were fabulous. We had the time of our lives.
We just wanted to thank you again for everything–and to let you know if anyone ever wants to talk to us for a reference regarding Lava Lava, we would be happy to do so.
Many mahalos.”

- Kate & Dave

“Jean:
What can I say? You and your staff went beyond our expectations for our wedding day. The food, set-up and service was amazing. Please send our mahalo to Chef Chris, Debra, the staff, and more importantly we want to thank YOU! What an asset you are for Paradise Gourmet, (your service and expertise was one of the reasons we selected you), and we know that you will just do a phenomenal job with the Lava Lava venture. We would love to be clients that can send a raving review, to any potential customer, because there was no one that could have done a more fabulous job than Paradise Gourmet. Please forward on to Eric and Scott too. Hugs,”

- Leilani & Kyle

“Hi Jean:
We want to thank you and the staff at PGC for the delicious food and excellent service :) we were very happy to have chosen you guys for our catering.”

- Allan and Radka

 

“Hi Scott,
I want to express my gratitude to you and your staff for a wonderful Hoku event!! The food was spectacular and your staff was top-notch!!!
Thank you!!”

- Stephanie

 

“Aloha Scott,
Thank you for the superb job you did for us Saturday evening. You and your staff made the reception a roaring success. The unique variety and quality of the pupus was over the top. Huge mahalo for being such an integral part of our mission in this community. Please pass this on to your staff- Aloha.”

- Jim

 

“Jean
Justin and I want to thank you, Debra and your team for making everything so perfect on our wedding day. The food was fabulous and so many people told us that it was the best “wedding food” they’d ever had. That was exactly what we were going for, and we couldn’t agree with them more. Debra was totally on top of everything and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was so thoughtful for them to leave the leftovers for us and some of them were enjoyed the next morning for breakfast. The Fish on Fire and Ice Cream station were both a huge hit!
If there is a place where we can write a review please let us know. We’d be happy to leave a glowing recommendation. I’ve attached a picture of the reception tent taken by our photographers.
Thank you again!”

- Brianne and Justin

 

“Our Hawaiian Wedding was soooooo Amazing! Thank you. All our guests are still saying it was the BEST Wedding ever!!!!!
Lots of Love”

- Sonya & Geno

 
“Hey Jean,
Sara and I could not be happier. We would be more than willing to write about our experience with you and your company. It was so nice to finally meet you face-to-face.
It has been a true pleasure working with you throughout this past year. You helped make our wedding planning fun and stress-free, and coming from the groom’s perspective, that is a great thing. Debra and the staff were amazing at the wedding. Everyone was raving about the food. Again, Sara and I could not be happier with your company and the product you provide.
Please let me know if there is anything else I am required to do. I will write a review for your company.”

- Kyle

“Jean,
It couldn’t have been better!! It exceeded all of expectations!! Our friends were blown away
Thank you so much!”

- Anne

“Paradise Gourmet did an outstanding job helping us organize every aspect of our wedding. Jean, Scott and Debra went above and beyond our expectations and helped put together a flawless evening for our guests. It was such a blessing to have Paradise on our team!
Weeks after the wedding our guests are still raving about the fantastic food and bar. The food stations were outstanding, and the staff did an amazing job putting together each station. They provided the most beautiful centerpieces I could have every asked for. Our guests were absolutely blown away at the presentation and the service.
We always knew it would be a challenge to organize a destination wedding, however Paradise helped us handle every tiny detail. They stayed in close contact with us in the months prior, and maintained an excellent communication with us leading to the event. We could not have made a better choice in teaming with Paradise Gourmet for our wedding. We truly thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all their hard work.”

- Andrew and Melissa

“Everyone who attended this wedding said it was the best one they’d ever been part of. The food was imaginative and interactive aside from being delicious. There is no way I can recommend Paradise Catering highly enough.”

- John

“Jean, Debra, Scott and Everyone at Paradise Gourmet,
Thank you so much for all your hard work, professionalism and support in planning our wedding! It was enjoyable to work with you. The food was delicious! People are still talking about the shrimp and that lilikoi cheesecake!
Mahalo and Best Wishes,”

- Allison and Sam

 
“Scott,
Our event was AWESOME. Everything was perfect! Many mahalos,”

- Ann

“Thank YOU for the awesome catering at mike’s and john’s event….it was over the top! loved the hand made ice creams!!!”

- Anne

“Scott,
What a wonderful event we had and you guys made it all so possible. People are still talking about the wedding and many people have come to us and told us how they were affected by the whole experience. We appreciate what you do!”

- Mike and John

“Thank you Scott! Everything was perfect. We will have wonderful memories thanks to you!”

- Peggy

“Thank you Jean. Everything went well. Please pass on my thank you to the staff. I look forward to working with Paradise Gourmet in the near future.
Thank you also Scott for your assistance and overseeing the operation. I appreciate your attention to detail and professionalism.
Warmest holiday wishes,”

- Vivi

“Hi Scott,
I wanted to thank you and Paradise Gourmet for the beautiful dinner that you created for our supervisors. The entire spread was a hit. The fish was incredibly delicious.”
 
 
“Scott,
Your pupus were the talk of the evening! Everyone loved everything! Your staff members are fabulous and we appreciated them sooooo much!!!
With much Aloha,”

- Lynn

“Aloha Scott & Chef Chris: Our biggest Mahalo to Chef Chris & Mari for a wonderful evening and great food again from Paradise Gourmet Catering! Everyone commented on how fantastic the food was, and it was the right amount – our program for eating was 45 minutes, and the food was devoured. Thank you again for being our “Pop-Up Party” whenever we call – we depend on you and your staff and we are never disappointed! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!”

- Aloha, Diana

“Hi Scott, the members enjoyed lunch and some wanted to know if Chef Chris could be our chef all of time when we have events that require food. That’s a big compliment!”

- Aloha, Jonelle

“Aloha,
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to you and Chef. The spread was generous and delicious. Thank you for your assistance and flexibility to make it all happen in such a short time!”

- Mahalo! Jacqui

“Thanks again Jean,
The event was wonderful and the food and service spectacular. I would definitely recommend you or use you again for celebrations!
Mahalo,”

- Donna

“Jean,
Huge mahalos for making our Wedding great! Everyone raved to us about the food. We are very happy.”

- Ashely

From Yelp: “My husband and I found Paradise Gourmet on the web as we were preparing for our wedding in Kona and I have to say that they lived up to everything they said about themselves and more. The food was incredible and the staff was extremely delightful in how they handled all of the details in our event. If I ever had reason to host another party on the Big Island, these people would be the first to be contacted.”

- Sarah

“To the PGC Team: Mahalo for your aloha and special efforts for Jonathan’s dinner. Everyone raved about the cuisine presentation, superb service and venue. Mahalo Nui loa and aloha pumehana,”

- Aunty Sharon and Uncle George

“Hi Jean:
Wow, what a nice party last night! Everyone was raving about how delicious the food was, and how elegantly it was presented. The servers were great too. Loved the rice bowls with the shrimp curry! YUM-O! Aloha and A Hui Hou.”

- Kim

“Hi Jean,
Thank you so much for all your help. You and all the staff have been truly wonderful. Our wedding day couldn’t have been any more perfect! We received so many compliments on the food and the whole set up of our venue. I only wish I would have had time to sit down and enjoy some of the food myself! Thank you again for everything and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know!”

- Lori & Jayson

“Dear Jean, Debra and Paradise Gourmet Catering,
Thank you for making our wedding a stressfree, organized and delicious day! We are so thankful that we found your company. We couldn’t have done all you did for us – many, many thanks!”\

- Karen and Bob

“Hi Scott:
Thank you so much for the wonderful food and great service! We greatly appreciate all your hard work! Many thanks!”

- Jan

“Hi Jean,
Sherry here from Anna’s wedding. I have been meaning to send you an email to let you know how good the food was the night of the wedding. Not only was the food great but Debra and the staff was absolutely fantastic. What an incredible night we had. And what a beautiful bride and groom. Please forward my thank yous on to Scott, Debra and the staff that night.
Mahalo,”

- Sherry

“Hi Jean!!
Please pass our thanks along to everyone. As before, we had many compliments about the food, presentation and staff – so if we do another event in Kona, we will definitely call you!! I may have to make up a reason just for us to have another celebration!!”
Thanks again,

- Naina

“Hi Jean,
Thank you so much for everything! We had a great time on our wedding day, and all our guests were so impressed with the catering. You all made our celebration stress-free and enjoyable. During the preparations for our wedding, all of my married friends were telling me that they were so stressed and too busy working out the details to really enjoy the day. With your help at our wedding, I can honestly say that both Bob and I were able to relax and truly celebrate with our family and friends. I have already recommended your services to a few friends that are debating whether to cater or not. I strongly suggested they take the care-free route and call Paradise Gourmet Catering. Thank you to you and your team for all your hard work. It definitely was appreciated by all of us!
Mahalo,”

- Karen and Bob

“Jean,
We wanted to personally thank you and your staff for helping make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives. Everything was beautiful, the food was delicious and beautifully presented and the staff was wonderful. Everything went flawlessly. Please let us know if there are any websites or any other sources of your advertising that you utilize, that we could write a glowing review, we would be more than happy to do that.
Thank you,”

- Rick & Erin

“Hi Scott,
Thanks again to you, Kim and Chris for making Friday night a huge success! There have been some very nice thank you emails floating around from the guests to the owner, raving about the meal.
Take care,”

- Elaine

“Hi Jean!
My guests said our cocktail hour food was EXCELLENT and I enjoyed it, too. Your staff was great, everything was wonderful. I left a review on weddingwire for you. Thanks so much for being attentive and a fabulous vendor for our wedding!”

-Stephanie

 

“Thank you! Clients and hosts, as well as property manager raved about the party’s success!
Mahalo,”

- Stacey

“Good morning Jean,
Wow they did a great job I’m very happy with everything then again I was busy with my wedding. Everyone speaks on how good the food was and how they were very pleased to have drinks and appetizers right after the ceremony. I will go on your site and leave a great comment!
Thank you again,”

- Alma

Aloha,
I wanted to take a moment to Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for helping with the wedding. I could not have made it through without you!

- Annie

“Aloha! Scott!
You, Debra and Paradise Gourmet Catering did a superb job. Thank you so very much for providing such a beautiful, elegant and delicious service for our Newlyweds, family and friends! Your team was gracious, hardworking and efficient under pressure! Plan B actually turned out to be the better and more intimate choice of arrangement of tables — thank you for providing.
I’ll certainly promote Paradise to any of my friends. You were the best!”
Mahalo!

- Karen

Jean you are awesome … I swear if I ever get married again I want you to do it … I’ll even give you 3 DAYS NOTICE!!! Guess I better check with my husband on that one :) Truly .. thank you … I appreciate it.

- Patti J – Event Planner

“Jean – thank you, Debra, and your team so much for everything. The whole event was amazing. We keep hearing from the guests that it was the very best meal they had on the island, and many even went to a luau. I tried everything in the entire Hawaiiana Buffet and it was all incredible. The appetizers were the best I’ve ever had. In fact I’m trying to recreate the wonton crisps this evening at a family birthday party, it was such a hit.
From start to finish we have appreciated your frequent communication and professionalism. All the emails and phone calls, plus meeting up before the event really made for the best possible dinner. When the day finally came, being a destination wedding we were as surprised and impressed as everyone else.
Your staff was on top of everything. I didn’t even place my own napkin, and every time I came back to the table it was folded for me again. What attention to detail! Your bartender was wonderful concocting so many different things for us from the alcohol we provided. The drink presentation was lovely. Your tableware, garnishes, décor, and even uniforms made everything that much more aesthetically pleasing.
We are so happy Paradise Gourmet was a part of our wedding. We could not have chosen anyone better.
Thank you so much.”

- Sarah & Nicholas

“Hi Jean – Everyone had a great time on Monday evening, the weather cooperated, the set up was beautiful, and the food was fantastic. The I Scream station was indeed a big hit.
Many thanks for your kind assistance. I enjoy working with you.”

- Judi M

 

“Happy “Monday,” Jean and Debra,
Mike and I are back to work today (*sigh*) after taking 2 weeks off for the wedding, but we wanted to tell you and your staff thank you for an absolutely delightful reception! The set-up was perfect and tables, chairs, and linens were gorgeous. The staff was genuine, friendly, and fun…and I really appreciate the one gal tracking me down to make sure I was fed throughout the afternoon! The food was simply divine! I will forward you a few photos later that you may want to use on your website or for other promotional material…or just to see how much fun everyone had! :)
Mahalo nui loa,”

- Rhonda

“Hello. We could not be happier with everything you did to make our celebration perfect. When I/we have a minute we intend to send a note to Scott thanking him for a fabulous job—truly everyone was impressed.Mahalo and Aloha.”

- Ron and Claudine

“Great thank you…everything went perfectly and I am so glad you guys could do it with such little notice…thank you,”

- Rodman

“Hi Jean!
Many thanks again for everything you did for us for the ceremony and reception. Everything turned out beautifully. I’m actually really sad it’s all over – it happened WAY too fast ! We’re back in Colorado now – and the temps were negative 5 as I drove into work.. I’m already missing the ocean.
Thanks,”

- Beth and Jerry

“Jean:
Thanks for ensuring that Beth and Jerry’s wedding was a wonderful, loving, caring and successful event.”

- RMA

“Thanks Jean for everything…………the brunch was lovely and delicious and it was nice to meet you ! It was perfect !”

- Betty

“Thanks Jean. The food, service and professionalism of your staff was outstanding. We couldn’t have been happier.”

- Katie and Sean

“Thank you so much Jean. Everything was perfect (as always). We will not be doing another “around the world” for a while but next time we are in Hawaii, I will definitely let you know. It was so easy working with you, thank you for that.
Warmest Regards,”

- Ela

“Aloha! Scott (and Chef Chris!) Many thanks to you for an excellent evening. Bill says he’s never tasted such fresh and delicious mahi mahi and the beef was superb! (He ate it all!) :-) The food and presentations exceeded my expectations! I’m happy!”
Mahalo love!

- Karen

“Jean,
I went online and gave you a five star review. You guys were incredible. Everyone loved the food and the service was incredible. You really made Dan and I’s day unforgettable
If I can fill out another review on your website, let me know. We can’t thank you enough for being so flexible, professional and really carrying out our special day way better than we could have imagined.
Happy Holiday!”

Andrea and Dan

‘Scott,
I am writing to let you know, what an outstanding team you have at Paradise Gourmet.
All the guests raved about the food, especially the mac nut chocolate blocks. In fact, when I said goodbye to the cleints today they wanted to know if you would share the recipe with her.
So a very deep and heartfelt Thank You for all that your staff have done, to make me look so good to my client.
With gratitude and Warm Aloha.”

- Nay

“Aloha Scott
Huge mahalos for your help and professional expertise given to us for our Big event. I am grateful to you and your staff. The feedback was nothing but positive-a good time was had by all. I thought the setup was our best ever. In any case thanks again from our entire Board.”

- Jim

 
“Aloha Jean!
Everything turned out better than expected – the food was delicious, the service/servers +were outstanding – we received so many compliments. With it raining Saturday morning when Scott arrived at the house, they decided to move everything to covered areas. I was not worried about it, and the way it turned out, you would not have known that the plans were any different. I was so impressed, one of the servers, a lovely lady, came up to me after the family pictures and told me she saved my pupus for me! They were delicious and I was grateful.
I do not know the best way to thank you and Scott, and everyone at PGC – please let me know if there is a way/place to acknowledge you.
Thanks,”

- Davalyn and Mike

“Aloha Jean!
Thank you so much for your kind message – and YES we were beyond impressed with everything you guys did for us. THANK YOU! I stopped checking this email after the wedding, clearly a mistake, so my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I hope all is well with you, and thank you again so much. We are beyond happy with how our wedding turned out. Josh and Miho are still working on the photos, but I’ll be sure to send some your way once I see them.
Warmest aloha,”

- Sarah & Jason

“Welina mai nei-
Just a quick note to thank you all for your efforts in making last evening’s event a tremendous success! The repast and its presentation was sensational – understated, yet, classy!! All comments from the attendees were complimentary – they all enjoyed the event and much of that was due to your efforts. The staff was friendly, professional and easy to work with. We look forward to working with you again!!
Mahalo nui loa,”

- Marlene

“Aloha Scott & Jean: Please tell Chef Chris that the Tapas dinner was SPECTACULAR and everyone was wowed! I was amazed on a Sunday night, we literally had to kick people out of the house at 11:00 p.m. The food was wonderful, and Chef Chris outdid himself. Our guests all asked to be invited to the next dinner. Thanks again for all your assistance and creativity.
Aloha,”

- Diana

“Jean,
I can’t thank you enough for the FANTASTIC job Paradise Gourmet did for our wedding. Everything worked out so perfectly, I couldn’t have been more relaxed that day. Your team is so organized and professional, it could not have gone any better. And all of our friends WILL NOT stop talking about Leon! They are already planning a road trip to follow him around the mainland the next time he comes around. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And Joe even asked me to dance with him! Priceless!
My parents wanted me to be sure to mention how grateful they are for the wonderful service your staff provided us, as well.
If in the future, if you ever need a reference, please feel free to give out my contact information. I would be more than happy to give a glowing review.
Thank you again for being so kind to me during this whole process. It was an event I will always remember.
Very Sincerely Yours,”

- Leina and Joe

“Thank you Jean!! I heard it was great, and Joy said you guys did an AWESOME job as usual, thank you so much!! And thank you for all your patience and accommodations for this one!! Have a great Weekend!!
Aloha,”

- Matt

“Aloha Scott,
Mahalo for everything!! This was a wonderful event because of all your work, your team and your greatness!! Mahalo for working with us and I hope we can get a larger turn out at our next one! I continue to get wonderful reviews from our clients and understand you may have pick up a new smaller event opportunity? Thanks again!”
Aloha,

- Alison

“Thanks Jean!!
It is a wonderful Memory. I just want to thank you and your staff again. Everyone was wonderful. Everything was perfect.”

- Michael

“Hi Scott,
We wanted to let you know what a great event you put on. The food was fantastic as well as beautifully presented, the waitstaff were so attentive and friendly and everything looked beautiful. The set up between your staff and Kathleen was so organized and efficient. All the guests commented that it was magical, out of a storybook. I wanted to personally thank you again.
Aloha until next time,”

- Deb

“Good morning Jean and Debra,
Thanks to everyone at PGC for a terrific event, which our guests enjoyed so much. In a four-day stay, many claim the finale dinner to be their favorite part. Thanks for everything that you do to make the event so perfect.
A hui hou,”

- Judi

“Hi Scott,
I wanted to thank you and PGC as well…the wedding turned out to be fantastic. The food was AMAZING and the staff were all great. Shirley and Debra especially made the extra effort to make sure everyone was well taken care of. And you were ever so helpful not only in the catering dept, but also pulling everything else together.”

- Kristin

“Hi Jean,
Thank you for taking such a good care of my group. They had a great time and according to Judy and Carmen (my Trip Directors), the food was outstanding. Thank you and thank you to your entire crew.
All the best,”

- Ela