Catering Made Easy

Features Inside Feature

April 24, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

As the spring graduation season approaches, so does the season for planning and attending these type of ceremonies. Graduation parties are part of local tradition— the perfect way to celebrate the official end of one’s high school or college days with family, friends and great food.

  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Okinawan Shoyu Pork
  • Potato Macaroni Salad
  • Assorted Fruit Platter (option, add on)
  • Garlic Chicken
  • Baked Fish
  • Assorted Sushi Platter (option, add on)
  • A Catered Experience's Dewey Mark with the Assorted Sushi Platter.
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A Catered Experience specializes in coordinating these events and has created special graduation party packages that help organizers offer great-tasting quality dishes for guests while eliminating the hassle of cooking, storing and presenting food for large groups. “We can customize anything to the customer’s needs,” says manager Ron Hattori.

When customers order one of the diverse graduation packages that are on special through August, and order for a minimum of 25 guests, they will receive free delivery to Pearl City, Mililani or Waipahu as well as disposable paper plates, napkins and utensils. For those customers living in other areas of the island, a delivery charge will be applied based on location. Additionally, if customers need help with logistics, such as tables, chairs, tents or other hardware, A Catered Experience can handle that, too, for an additional cost. The company also is able to provide staffing for events that require such assistance, including attendants for a buffet line or prime rib-carving station. Customers are encouraged to call and inquire about customized “Full Service” packages and rates.

“We’re even working on creating healthier menus if customers are interested in that,” Hittori says. “Some of the menus are made with reduced fat or sodium.”

The Pupu Menu ($8.25 per person) is one of the special packages available and includes assorted finger sandwiches (tuna, egg salad, turkey & Swiss, and ham & cheese), assorted fresh vegetable crudite, potato macaroni salad, mochiko chicken, mini hoki (with a wasabi caper sauce), and lumpia (with a sweet chili sauce).

The Custom Menu ($9.65 per person, shown in accompanying photographs) is another option and offers up garlic chicken, Okinawan shoyu pork, baked fish, potato macaroni salad, and tossed green salad with a choice of dressing.

The Light Hawaiian Menu ($13.25 per person) is chock-full of local favorites, and the popular combination features a spread of kalua pig, laulau, shoyu chicken, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, macaroni salad and steamed white rice.

Additional packages as well as customizable menu combinations also are available, and customers are encouraged to call 677-7744 and inquire so that A Catered Experience can tailor its services to specific needs.

A Catered Experience

  • Where
    • 94-1068 Ka Uka Boulevard
    • Waipahu, HI 96797
  • Call
    • (808) 677-7744
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Multiple graduation menu specials are available through August. A Catered Experience also offers delivery, staffing for events or parties, and access to supplies, including tables, chairs and tents.