At the Hawaii Convention Center, the fragrance of abundant flowers and balmy ocean breezes — as well as lots of hard work! — pique attendees’ appetites. From the Center's 20,000-square-foot on-site kitchen, Executive Chef Kevin Nakata and his team produce dishes to keep your guests in a Hawaii state-of-mind, not simply satisfying hunger, but delighting taste buds and intriguing the imagination.
Menus are completely customizable, from aloha-inspired luncheons to completely immersive dining experiences, and can be scaled up or down depending on each client’s budget.
Adventurous groups might even like a menu that gives a nod to the integration of cultures during Hawaii ’s plantation-era past and meals that may include traditional Huli Huli-style chicken, Portuguese-style bean soup or spicy Korean-style pork, with Filipino Halo Halo flan or luscious pineapple bread pudding as the grand finale.
One of our experienced Catering Sales Managers will contact you up to nine months prior to your program to serve as your single point of contact, working with you and your budget to plan and service all of your food and beverage needs.
Once you’re on site, our Sales Manager will work directly with your Catering Service Manager to see that all the details are delivered as planned.
The Center is the exclusive provider of in-house food and beverage services.
Contracts for each of your food and beverage events are due with full prepayment of your estimated charges 30 days prior to your event.
Food sampling restrictions may apply.
Please note that no samples of food product, beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) or other consumables can be distributed without prior written permission from the Food & Beverage Director.
Sampling to the trade and the public may require completing and submitting an “Application for Food Establishment Permit” and/or an “Exhibition Booth Diagram” form. Consult your Event Planner’s Handbook for samples of both forms, and contact our Food & Beverage Director for assistance submitting the necessary applications.