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, our culinary team produces dishes to keep your guests in a Hawaii state-of-mind, not simply satisfying hunger, but delighting taste buds and intriguing the imagination.
In light of the dramatic changes to public health guidance during the pandemic, we have enhanced our previously stringent practices for sanitation and cleanliness. Best safe practices will be reviewed with clients for each event to determine specific needs. All food and beverage initiatives are subject to evolving CDC and public health decisions.
The Hawaii Convention Center's Food and Beverage team will work with event organizers to customize menus and F&B service in accordance with safety regulations.
Traditional self-service buffets or Chef's table services are available with safety measures in place.
Buffets or Chef's Table services will have attendants serving food to guests from a shielded food station.
Plated meal services are available with safety protocols in place.
Café and Concession counters will be shielded.
Contactless payment options include Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
Working with F&B
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.