A Stress-free Thanksgiving Feast Awaits YouFeatures Inside Feature
November 10, 2013
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
With less than three weeks to go before Thanksgiving will bring together family and friends for a variety of festive celebrations, visions of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy shift into the spotlight.
While the food favorites, football and merriment delivered at Thanksgiving provide a wealth of positive memories, the holiday also tends to evoke moments of anxiety as celebration hosts plan for the time and stress usually involved with preparing and coordinating such a grand spread.
A Catered Experience is here to help by again providing an Oven Roasted Turkey Package ($97.95) that takes the stress and mess out of preparing a hearty Thanksgiving feast. The package includes an 8to 10-pound (cooked weight) tender, moist, whole roast turkey fully cooked and served hot and ready to eat; 4 pounds of Poultry Gravy; 4 pounds of Real Mashed Potatoes; 3 pounds of Stuffing; 1 pound of Cranberry/Pineapple Relish; a dozen dinner rolls; and a Napoleon’s Bakery Pumpkin Pie. To aid in the preparation process, helpful instructions are provided for re-heating the relevant accompaniments (gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing).
A Catered Experience brings more than a quarter century of experience to the table, and the excellent food quality and extraordinary customer service are evident with each order prepared.
“It provides customers with convenience because the turkey is hot and the sides come with simple reheating instructions,” says Ron Hattori, general manager at A Catered Experience. “And, picking up the Turkey Package is simple — you just drive up to the parking lot, hand the employees your receipt and you don’t even have to get out of your car. We’ll load up the car and you can just drive off.”
Diners may also add additional fixings to the Oven Roasted Turkey Package with the following a la carte items: Maki Sushi Roll ($4, uncut); dinner rolls ($4.50 per dozen); Real Mashed Potatoes ($6.50 for 2 pounds); Napoleon’s Bakery Pumpkin Pie ($7.75); Napoleon’s Bakery Custard Pie ($7.75); Napoleon’s Bakery Apple Pie ($7.75); Poultry Gravy ($5 for 2 pounds); Stuffing ($7.50 for 3 pounds); Cranberry/Pineapple Relish ($3.50 for 1/2 pound); and Potato/ Macaroni Salad ($7 for 2 pounds). Additionally, Chicken Nishime ($12 for 2 pounds), a Japanese stew that includes chicken, konnyaku, carrots, taro balls, lotus root, gobo, bamboo shoots and shiitake mushrooms simmered in an Osaka-style broth, is available as an add-on.
“We save the customers time, and it’ll save them the trouble of going to the store and buying all the ingredients and putting everything together from scratch,” Hattori says. “Ultimately it saves time and money.”
A limited supply of the packages is available on a preorder basis, and Hattori encourages customers to submit their requests as soon as possible to ensure the order can be filled. A Catered Experience accepts checks and credit card payments, and cash payments must be made in person at the Waipio office. Those interested should call A Catered Experience at 677-7744 to make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible — these packages sell quickly!
As an added benefit, Hattori notes that diners may order their turkey packages online at www.ACateredExperience.com/TurkeyPackage to make the process even more seamless.
The Oven Roasted Turkey Packages are available for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Okinawa Center parking lot located at 94-587 Ukee St. in Waipio.
A Catered Experience
94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu
Fax To 678-2025
Monday-Saturday, 8 A.M.-5 P.M.
Sunday, 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M.