Here's what folks have had to say about us....
-Dear Ms. Pasco,
"I'm one of the bride's uncles and like most of the family, reside on Oahu. Having spoken with many family members, all agree that your delicious food and presentation was terrific. The proof is in the number of hands held high for a count of who returned for seconds. I know I speak on behalf of our family. We are so fortunate to have enjoyed their wedding and reception, its locale, intimate ranch setting and to have experienced your product and service."
"Erin and her team at Color Catering were absolutely fantastic. I will try to outline some of the specifics that made our wedding experience so amazing. First, the meal that they prepared was absolutely delicious, and of the highest quality. They used fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients, and the flavor and color of each dish was vibrant. Second, planning a wedding from long distance can be challenging, and Erin was extremely helpful in helping us organize everything we needed, going above and beyond the normal caterer duties. Third, not only was Erin's food delicious, but she managed to keep costs down to a minimum. She was very creative, worked with our budget, and at the day of the wedding, she even came in a few hundred dollars under budget. Rather than simply charging us for our agreed contract, she passed the discount along to us. Fourth, the staff that she brought to our venue were kind, thoughtful, and helped to make everything run smoothly. I highly recommend color catering for your catering needs! They are amazing and you will be blown away by the service you are provided."
Erin Pasco (Color Catering) was fantastic to work with. Our first appointment with her, six months before the wedding went extremely well. We set up an appointment through our wedding planner and met with Erin at her home in Honokaa, Big Island Hawaii. The entire experience was extremely professional. The sample menu was prepared fresh while we were waiting, and Erin took a lot of time explaining her ideas and the thought process behind planning the menu. We explained our requirements to her (we had a few vegetarian guests, and many of them are not from Hawaii). We wanted the guests to be able to experience Hawaiian cuisine in a manner that would allow them to try out familiar foods with a Hawaiian twist. We didn't want our guests to fly out all this way to eat something that they could have had in their own country, but at the same time we didn't want them to be overwhelmed with foods completely outside their comfort zone either. Erin's menu was perfect for that since she incorporated familiar foods (for example her pork & cabbage dish) with a Hawaiian variation (the cabbage is infused with lilikoi). The presentation was also extremely appetizing, and it was clear she had put in a lot of thought towards this aspect of the menu. It is obvious why the name of her company is 'Color Catering' :)"
"To say that Color Catering was incredible would be an understatement. The ground blessing event I was planning for not only had constantly changing menu requests, but also a guest list that increased from 50 people initially to 80 people within less than a week before the event! Still Erin and company constantly surpassed all my expectations. Her menu ideas were great, and her price was well within a very specific budget. On the day of the event, there were still some big last minute changes, yet Erin handled it professionally and with a smile! I heard nothing but compliments about the delicious food. People came up for seconds as well as took some of the food home. I cannot thank her enough for her hard work, flexibility, and professional attitude. She was a great choice for my event, and I would most definitely recommend Color Catering for any event, big or small.
"Working with Color Catering from beginning to end was fantastic. Correspondence with Erin was always very prompt, professional, and kind! Most importantly, the food was incredible. The pulled pork taco bar was delicious, and I love how she used fresh local ingredients in the preparation. Similar praise was echoed by all of my wedding guests. I would highly recommend Color Catering to anyone with catering needs."
"I am so happy that we chose Color Catering for our destination wedding. Erin was so easy to work with and was very helpful with menu planning. The food was incredible. Everyone loved the dishes we chose- and everyone said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The flavors were very fresh and exotic, the presentation was beautiful and vibrant- perfect for Hawaii! Thanks so much, Erin!"
-Jessica Hudson Tegen
"Choosing a caterer for our wedding was a very difficult decision while living 5,000 miles away, but we are so glad we chose Erin and her team of Color Catering. Erin was always willing to get on the phone with us to talk about the menu and answer our thousands of questions. It was so nice that the person putting together the food was the point of contact for the event. Some other outfits had office managers to handle logistics, but as the chef, Erin was able to come up with some exciting ideas about the menu and was very open in incorporating our suggestions from day one. Even though we couldn't try the food, Erin arranged for some of our family members to come do a tasting. Erin was always so positive and passionate about the food during our conversations, and it was clear that she really cared about our event.
The food they prepared for the wedding was amazing, and all of the guests raved about it. Every item on the buffet was delicious. It is rare that many guests will remember the dinner at a wedding but I know ours will. We greatly appreciated that Color Catering shared our focus on using local and sustainable products, and it made the meal that much tastier. In every way, Erin and her team went above and beyond the call of duty. Erin also had to accommodate various last minute problems at the venue on the day of the wedding. Although these obstacles were totally out of her control, she handled them with grace and a level head, and she still managed to put together an amazing dinner. Erin also made some delicious drinks which were so refreshing on a hot sunny day by the bay. Erin creatively worked with our budget and came up with a meal that was worth so much more. I can't thank Erin and the rest of the Color Catering team enough for their efforts and I can't imagine choosing anyone else."
"I recently attended a wedding with about 80 guests in Kealakekua where Color Catering kept us well fed and hydrated all afternoon and well into the night. What delightful menu choices that reflected local and sustainable ingredients while keeping the flavors fresh and truly a beautiful presentation of Hawaii cuisine. As you can see from their photos, the food looked just as beautiful as it tasted! Everything was delicious, but my favorites would have to be the fish preparations, the gingered green beans and the kabocha curry with kale. So ONO! Highly recommended!"
-Malia Yoshioka. =)
"The tables fell completely silent once dinner was served. My brother said it was the best chicken he’d ever had in his life, and he said it several times, which made me laugh. Everyone was RAVING about the food – there were so many terrific flavors, and we only eat out at restaurants ordinarily! I felt good knowing that my wedding dinner was unique and nutritious for my guests, rather than run-of-the-mill “generic wedding buffet” fillers. Erin was such a pleasure to work with and the layout was simply gorgeous!"
"Erin worked for my Japanese retreat groups a couple of times, and we all loved her food so much! Erin’s food is now a very important ingredient for my retreats now. It is very nourishing and uplifting on all levels, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is just so full of love, or aloha, and we feel it. Erin as a person is very open, friendly, and full of aloha, and her presence brings blessings to my retreats. When I first started to work with her, I was amazed by how caring, thoughtful, authentic, and professional she was. She cared about all the details, asking me many questions, answering many questions from me, making sure that she could give us the best in every way. And we always receive much more than what we expected. When people are around, she makes sure that everyone is satisfied with her food, and she makes every effort to meet each individual’s needs. Her food as well as the way she arranges food on table is very artistic, using flowers and leaves, and visually appealing and pleasant. I love the salad she makes with lots of colorful edible flowers! She is also very generous and flexible. She surprises us often with unexpected treats, which add more fun and joy to our retreats. She is by far the best chef I’ve ever known, and I highly recommend her."
Jason and I just wanted to say thank you again to you and your crew for making the food at our wedding so delicious, delightful and memorable. We could not have asked for a better time on our special day. We were able to relax and enjoy our time thanks to the confidence we had in you.
CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION: 808-557-5507 OR EMAIL: Colorcatering@gmail.com