“The dinner was absolutely fabulous and Chef Elmer received high praise for his works of art. Every entrée was delicious and beautifully presented. I will certainly use you for future events and I know my guests will use him as well.”

Patti Nakagawa
Private Residence
Dinner Party – 7/31/15


“Hiring Island Cuisine to be our caterer for our wedding had to be one of the best decisions that we made throughout the whole process. From the very first point of contact until after the wedding was finished, we couldn’t have been happier with the services that we received. Tristin was awesome at helping us figure out a delish menu that was within our budget and patiently answered every question that we had. Our family and friends were completely blown away by the yumminess that was served at each of the food stations. The staff and wait help that arrived on the day of the wedding were also incredibly helpful and friendly. Island Cuisine not only helped to make the planning process an easy one, but they also helped to make our day even more special and memorable than imagined. We will definitely keep them in mind should we ever throw another big event!”

Julie & Ola
Private Residence
Wedding – 7/25/15


“Chef Elmer and the entire staff delivered the most amazing service and the most incredible food for our wedding, this past summer. My main contact was with Tristin, the operations manager. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and made the entire process, run seamlessly. She is very patient and attentive and continuously follow-ups every step of the way.

Since we had a destination wedding, she made sure everything was taken care of, from the food, the drinks, to the service. She helped coordinate on the items that we needed for the catering staff to helping us customize the menu. She is prompt with her emails, answers any questions, and gives you peace of mind.

Her along with her staff, are incredible, friendly, and on point with their service. I cannot speak highly enough about Chef Elmer and his staff. Even until this day, everyone raves about their experience with the food, especially the Saimin Bar and the lechon along with the best service.

Many many thanks for giving Charmaine and I one of the best experiences on our wedding day! I am so happy that Sunset Ranch had recommended us to Chef Elmer.”

Helen & Charmaine
Sunset Ranch
Wedding – 6/6/14


“So glad we could share a great meal at a beautiful location with our extended family from around the world! Every loved the food (they want Poke Stop in SoCal), location & tour. Chef Elmer & Samantha, staff & the Lau family & staff provided an extraordinary and memorable meal and event. It was an experience we can’t wait to do again!”

Jeanette & Mark Kennedy
Mari’s Garden
Private Dinner – 6/28/15


“Our daughter was recently married at Lanikuhonua Ko olina. Tristin worked with us to design a delicious menu, the staff were terrific. Despite being outside, the food was hot and plentiful. I would highly recommend Chef Elmer’s Island Cuisine to ensure your special day is just what you want. The setting was amazing and the food was a wonderful complement.”

H and L.Bruce
Lanikuhonua
9/4/14


“Aloha! We hope this email finds you all well! We just returned from our honeymoon and made it safely home to San Diego. After our wedding, we couldn’t stop talking about the amazing job your staff did to make our hearts and stomachs full with great service and amazing food! The details your staff provided from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the night was impeccable. The guests couldn’t stop raving about the food and the service! Some of our guests said, “wedding of the year!” and it couldn’t have been done without your staff’s passion for well executed food and service! We want want to thank you from our hearts to yours! We wish you all the best and continued success for your business!”

Ken & Joy Ozeni
Loulu Palm
Wedding – 8/6/14


“I would just like to thank you and your staff at Chef Elmer’s Island Cuisine for catering our wedding. We have received numerous compliments from our guests regarding how wonderful the food was. And it truly was delicious! You all made our day a worry free one and for that I am beyond appreciative.”

Alena and Troy Kirby
Sunset Ranch
Wedding – 6/13/14


“Everything was fantastic! Chefs were great, food amazing, customer service above and beyond. Nothing but positive feedback from myself as well as all who attended.

Thank you once again for your patience and help with the planning of this party.”

Sam Shore
Private Residence
Birthday Party – 6/11/14


“Chef Elmer, Tristin, and all the gang were absolutely wonderful to work with. The food was superb, and Tristin’s guidance along the way helped us out so much during a time that is SO stressful. Their service during the wedding was above and beyond what we expected. It stormed, but the serving staff kept their smiles on, and even ushered our guests to and from the bathroom with umbrellas. They added to the fun, and we couldn’t have asked for a better caterer. Mahalo Nui Loa to Chef Elmer’s Island Cuisine for helping to make our wedding an amazing experience!”

Keoho & Pili
Sunset Ranch
Wedding – 11/9/13


“Thank you for helping to organize our reception. The food and service was excellent, and everyone was complimentary with the appetizers, entrees, and desert. You helped so much with this process and I’d like to recognize your professionalism, assistance, and patience. Please tell Chef Elmer how much we appreciated his staff, especially you.

We want to say thank you so much, especially during your life transition as a mother! Mahalo, and wish you and your family the very best in your next chapter!”

Aki & Chong
Ocean Garden
Wedding – 7/23/13


“A thousand plus thank yous to Tristin, Chef Elmer and the magnificent crew at Chef Elmer’s Island Cuisine. Not only was your food delicious and as savory as the several tastings we had the pleasure of eating, but your staff was impressive to say the least. Thank you for making our day so memorable and for helping us to not have to worry about a single thing. We had a fabulous wedding with so many incredible compliments regarding your service and your food and staff.

We are still floating from the love we felt at our wedding. Thank you for being such an incredible staff and company. We will recommend you to any and all people for any catering needs.

We feel so blessed to have had your company with us and we hope to work with you again soon in the very near future!”

Vivian & Matthew
Sunset Ranch
Wedding – 7/14/13


“Thank you so much for making our wedding truly amazing. Your staff were great, and the food was absolutely amazing. We could not believe that your staff saved us some entrees, we gobbled these down after the photo’s and loved ever bite.

Despite us saying that we were happy to get up and get our own, your staff served Pru and I at our top table, and it was absolutely lovely.

Looking around the tent after dinner, it was so nice to see so many happy people, and lots of happy tummies!

You catered to our needs, and provided a simple yet elegant dinner for 40 people.

Dealing with you from Australia has been so easy, and I am so grateful that you also liaised with Camille at Paradise Cove.”

Pru & Kate
Ocean Garden – Ko‘olina
Wedding – 10.28.15