What our customers are saying
A little graze praise from a few of the hearts & bellies we've had the pleasure of serving...they sure know how to make us blush!
Talk of the party!
Jess's professionalism and creativity made our twin's first birthday party unforgettable! The incredible grazing table she created was truly "an experience" overflowing with endless homemade, unique tastes and bites that begged you to come back and discover more. Her yummy creations and stunning tablescape were the talk of the party from foodies to keiki.
Krista Anderson, Waimea Resident
Private Event, June 2018
would work with them again in a heartbeat
Hawaii Island Picnics and Provisions catered a party for me this Spring. Working with Jess and Kawika was a pleasure. Their competence and low-key professionalism inspired confidence and made preparations stress-free. The food was gorgeous and delicious. Guests marveled at the spread as they grazed and had fun exploring the variety of options over the course of the evening. It provided dazzling food without the formality or timing issues of a sit-down meal. It was perfect! I would work with them again in a heartbeat.
Amanda Rieux, Waimea Resident
Private Event, April 2018
you will taste the love and creativity in every last bite
Sometimes there comes along a company with a fresh perspective so original they raise the bar in their industry. Hawaii Island Picnics and Provisions accomplishes just this with a food experience that explores new tastes, flavors, and presentation possibilities. If you hire Jess and her team, you will be delighted, surprised, and you will taste the love and creativity in every last bite.
Alethea Lai, Mala'ai Executive Director
Mala'ai Culinary Garden Fundraiser April 2018, Private Event January 2018
In a word...outstanding!
In a word, I describe my experience with Hawaii Island Picnics & Provisions as outstanding! From the moment I first contacted them, throughout the planning and the event itself, the service was nothing but professional, efficient and accommodating. They communicated clearly and were able to provide exactly what we envisioned for our event. And, to save the best for last, the grazing boards we ordered were not only beautiful and very creative in presentation, the food was of highest quality and fresh as could be. Very tasty! I highly recommend Hawaii Island Picnics & Provisions for all of the above - service, presentation and food quality - I will be hiring them again and again!
Julie Keller, Realtor (B), BIC - Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Open House Event, March 2018
They infuse everything they do with genuine aloha
Wow! After seeing the presentation and tasting the quality of her food as a guest at another event, I knew that I needed to hire Jess for our year end gala - her talents needed to be shared! Hawaii Island Picnics & Provisions created a stunning 12-foot grazing table for our BMW customer appreciation gala and it was a huge hit. Our customers couldn’t stop raving about the food and presentation, not only during the event but in the days and weeks that followed. As an event coordinator, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing food at numerous weddings and private galas…the flavors and style presented by Jess and her team was outstanding! They are very professional, easy to work with, and kind. They infuse everything they do with genuine aloha.
Awapuhi Graffe - Sapphires and Faded Jeans
BMW Customer Appreciation Gala, December 2017
a sumptuous culinary spread
The Galleries at Kahilu Theatre’s season opening reception featured a sumptuous culinary spread (an artistic exhibition of its own) exquisitely created by Hawaii Island Picnics and Provisions. Long Hawaiian hardwood platters covered with mounds of the most delicious provisions. Evocative little placards garnished each delectable offering and the presentation invited guests to create their own morsels from the finest and freshest ingredients. As the night progressed, visitors and Big Island artists gathered around the boards to talk about the art and to compare notes about the edible concoctions they were creating. Previous strangers interacted animatedly with each other, pointing out creative and exciting ways to combine flavors and textures. The evening was hugely successful in large part due to the delicious, creative, beautifully-presented, and exactingly detailed professionalism of Hawaii Island Picnics and Provisions.
David Clarke - Kahilu Theatre Development Associate
Art Exhibit Opening Aug 2017, Gold Concert Fundraiser Nov 2017, Kahilu Holiday Fundraiser Dec 2017