A Catered Experience Delivers Diverse Menu OptionsFeatures Inside Feature
September 8, 2013
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Leah Friel
As it celebrates a monumental 35th anniversary of serving Hawaii, A Catered Experience continues to delight diners with innovative menu options coupled with excellent customer service.
A Catered Experience features a wide array of menu selections, from which customers can choose as they set the tone for any special occasion while remaining within a budget. From simple breakfast get-togethers to elaborate full-service dinners, A Catered Experience’s helpful staff is poised to work with clients to create and execute the perfect dining endeavor.
Along with providing perennial food favorites and merriment to various gatherings and special events, A Catered Experience steps up to the plate with an assortment of healthier menu options to meet the needs of any party and its guests. Some of the new “lighter” options include Char Broiled Boneless Chicken with Tomato and Artichoke Vinaigrette; Sautéed Fish with Mushroom, Tomato and Basil Vinaigrette; Tofu, Watercress and Tomato Salad; and Hapa (white and brown mixed) Rice.
The aforementioned selections are just a few available to customers who choose A Catered Experience’s “Create Your Own Menu,” which is based on a minimum order for 25 guests. The resulting price depends on which choices are selected from the menu, and customers are asked to provide at least one week’s advance notice, and at least two week’s notice for full-service presentations.
Not only are the food selections prepared by the skilled staff at A Catered Experience, which brings four decades of experience and exemplary customer service to the table, but the dishes are also available for delivery. Food can be dropped off to the customer and, for an additional charge, A Catered Experience can also provide full-service options including table rentals, buffet setup and replenishment, and clean-up.
“Our clients are already busy setting up their party area and decorations, so we’re able to save them time by providing and delivering the food,” says Ron Hattori, general manager at A Catered Experience. “It’s a better option than slaving away in the kitchen.”
For those in search of delicious Hawaiian food, A Catered Experience also offers its popular “Medium” Hawaiian Menu ($12.25 per person plus tax, 25 person minimum). The bountiful assortment includes Kalua Pig, Lau Lau, Boneless Barbecue Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Long Rice, Lomi Salmon, Macaroni Salad, Steamed White Rice and Haupia Squares for dessert. As with other menu selections, advance notice is requested.
A Catered Experience is also pleased to offer “Platters To Go,” which can be added to the aforementioned packages, or simply ordered as stand-alone items to perk up one’s party, gathering or tailgate get-together. Customers may indulge in fantastic finger foods, such as Deli Wraps (100 pieces for $70) and Teriyaki Skewers (100 pieces for $88). In addition to these featured platters, A Catered Experience offers a wide array of platters to choose from, and customers are encouraged to log on to ACateredExperience.com for the full selection.
Available options include — Assorted Sushi Platter with Maki, Teppo Maki and Inari (100 pieces for $36); Yakisoba Noodles Platter (serves 25 guests for $28); Korean Style Cocktail Chicken Wings (100 pieces for $85); and Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce (100 pieces for $100).
As an added benefit, A Catered Experience offers free delivery services for customers in the Mililani, Pearl City and Waipahu areas, and a small fee may apply depending on the location of the event being serviced.
Menus may be customized to fit customer needs, and those interested are encouraged to call the skilled staff at A Catered Experience for more information. Prices do not apply to A Catered Experience’s banquet halls, and orders are taken on a first-come, first-served basis — call the office at 677-7744 to make arrangements. A Catered Experience accepts checks and credit card payments, and cash payments must be made in person at the Waipio office.
Customers are encouraged to call on A Catered Experience to meet year-round catering needs when planning a birthday party, family get-together or other memorable celebrations.
A Catered Experience
94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.