In 2003, our founder, Kathleen Lin-Hurtubise, known to her friends and colleagues as “Kat,” combined her creativity, work ethic and talents to found Gourmet Cooking Hawaii. Known for its exceptionally well-executed, hands-on culinary parties, the company expanded in 2004 to become Gourmet Events Hawaii [GEH].
With Kat’s passion as a driving force, GEH quickly made a name for itself through full-service catering, event planning and unique locations statewide. Innovative working partnerships with some of the state’s most renowned chefs bring incomparable cuisine choices to each event.
With a focus on quality, GEH maintains the highest standards of customer service and excellence in the marketplace.
At Gourmet Events Hawaii, our mission is to create memorable and successful events that exceed our client’s expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses - one client, one event, one experience at a time. Incorporating each client’s unique vision, we create sumptuous occasions memorable well beyond the last morsel of dessert or sip of fine wine.
Our Recipe for Success
• Exceptional Service
Gourmet Events Hawaii staff understand that each client’s happiness, enjoyment, and overall experience is directly related to the quality of service they receive, before, during, and after their celebration.
• First-Rate Food
Gourmet Events Hawaii Chefs maintain a strong commitment to high quality ingredients and to buying local whenever possible.
• Creative Innovation
Every client is unique and therefore, no two events are the same. We are privileged to partner with the best creative professionals throughout the state and beyond to transform each client’s vision into an engaging event reality.
To be the best and most sought-after event planning and catering company in Hawaii and beyond.
To create memorable and successful events that exceed our client's expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses - one client, one event, one experience at a time. To accomplish its mission, the team at Gourmet Events Hawaii lives by these principles:
They are the reason we do what we do. Our clients deserve a flawlessly planned and executed event. It's all about exceeding our client's expectations.
Our "Recipe for Excellence" contains three main ingredients: 1) Exceptional service 2) First-rate food 3) Creative innovation
We raise the bar and refine the definition of "Hawaiian Hospitality" by providing service that continually exceeds expectations.
Local first, organic when possible, quality always! Our chef partners are dedicated craftsmen who take pleasure and pride in their culinary art.
We operate in an environment of confidence and mutual trust which encourages creativity. We value each team member's unique contributions. We attend to every detail and always put the client first.
Our vendor partners share our commitment to excellence and to meeting and exceeding client expectations.
We create spaces that allow our community members to interact, foster and strengthen relationships, and celebrate life.