Enticing your senses ~ mauka to makai


Custom Catering & Event Services ~ Creating Experiences & Making Memories

Our Services

Catering & Private Chef Services


Destination Events Hawaii specializes in full service catering.  We provide services such as intimate personal/private chef experiences in your place of stay, casual appetizer receptions, action-station style culinary experiences, traditional buffet & family style services, BBQ's and festive Luau options, breakfast & brunch spreads, plated/coursed fine dining,, and tasting/pairing menu styles of dinners.  DEH offers custom crafted events, with a variety of options, we strive to be a sustainable and locally driven caterer, that focuses on sourcing the best quality of fresh., local ingredients, offering our best intentions for food quality and preparation, with subtle & sophisticated service.   

Our culinary menus & specialty craft cocktails are prepared in house, and from scratch, and with the utmost care for their outcome and your enjoyment.  Our service team is here to anticipate your needs, trained to do so with uncompromising skill and efficiency.

We focus on providing full service catering - which means we do the setup, service, & clean-up - we take care of it all! And we provide all of the china, glassware, silverware, catering equipment, and staff to execute the details of your event. We also offer compostable/sustainable options, as well as upgraded table top decor rentals, and linens. 

We look forward to providing our services for your Event.  Let us "Entice Your Senses" - "Mauka to Makai" here on the island of Kauai. 

Beverage & Bar Services


We believe great beverages are just as important as great food & service, we offer incredible custom cocktails, beer & wine selections, and delectable non-alcoholic choices too! Let us bring our garden herbs & veggies, and the bountiful fruits of Kauai to your glass! We'll customize a beverage menu and bartender services that fit your event needs. CHEERS!

Event Rentals


Looking for some enhancements to your decor? We offer table linen & linen napkins in a variety of colors and sizes, specialty tabletop decor (flatware, plates, glassware, & chargers), & our custom wooden bars & beverage stations, We also have assorted lawn games and MORE!! We also partner with amazing vendors on Kauai to provide even more awesome details to accent your event. 



Our culinary creations are made from scratch, featuring fresh, local ingredients and prepared with ultimate precision. 

Let our team customize a menu to entice your palate.



Uniquely crafted cocktails prepared with garden fresh herbs, fruits, & vegetables, & quality liquors.  

Purposely selected beers, wines, & n/a beverages to compliment the experience. 



You've made the preparations, now let us bring them to life, as you and your guests revel in the beauty and excitement of the day, enjoy all the offerings and services, and make some unforgettable memories!


Our Story


Established in January of 2015, Destination Events Hawaii Catering, Bar & Event Services along with Kitchen Table Private Chef Services have been offering an array of unique culinary and event experiences, we provide house-made indigenous ingredients in their truest and most delectable form for your enjoyment.  Our team is comprised of driven talent and strives to create the most incredible memories for you and your guests.  DEH offers unlimited options for your Event needs: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reception, Dinner and Bar Services ~ Full Service to Drop-off ~ 2 guests to 300 or more ~ we create unique catering experiences to please all ranges of palates. 

Who we are


Jen Vanderlaan has 25 years of experience in food & beverage, focusing on special events, catering, weddings, fundraisers, community events, and overall quality customer service. She uses her vast knowledge in the industry to guide you and support you in creating an enjoyable planning experience, customizing menus & details, offering a range of options for your event, and delivering a worry free, and uncompromising memory on your event day.  Her style is to approach each client & event individually, and truly find what the most important details for her clients are, and the vision for their event, while getting to know them throughout the process, and caring for each detail as much as they do.

Our Team


The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Ron Varr, who along with an immensely talented team of chef's, look forward to preparing a culinary experience you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy! We love all styles of food, and look forward to creating something satisfying for you to enjoy! Let us "Entice Your Senses"!

Our service team is compromised of talented servers, bartenders, and amazing independent entrepreneurs - all of which have years of food & beverage experience, and exceptional customer service.  We take a subtle, yet sophisticated approach to our service style, making you and your guests feel comfortable, and well cared for. 

Menu Inspiration

Inquire further for our complete menus & services ~ let's create something amazing!

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Destination Events Hawaii

Kapaa, Hawaii, United States 808.639.5960