I just wanted to thank you again for helping to create the most beautiful wedding day I could have hoped for. The food was amazing! I love the attention to detail… The lights and music were perfect. Everyone loved the bartender. The flowers were absolutely incredible! They way they did the wedding arch with the flowers spread out just like I wanted them, and my bouquet, the flowers on the tables…it was just so beautiful & exceeded all my expectations. It was a pleasure working with you.Here are some pics you might like featuring food & the set-up. I have rights to all of them if you choose to share them on your website/social media you are welcome to do so. My sincerest thanks to you.... Julie & Chris...Oregon
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Outrageous Gourmet-Client Testimonials
Here are just a few comments, quotes and photos from clients who have enjoyed Private Chef, Personal Chef, or Catering for that "Outrageous" dining experience. If you have your own experience you would like to share, please email your own testimonial. Mahalo!
On behalf of the Board and owners that have attended our HOA dinners, we thank you again for a fabulous evening! It is the highlight of the year! It is always a pleasure to work with you knowing every detail will be handled with the utmost care and the meal will be outstanding! Mahalo again....Debbie Smee, Social Chairman, Kolea, Big Island, HI
Unbelievable!!! Beyond all expectations!! Amazing Food!! Spectatacular Presentation. Thank you sooo much for two "Outrageous" evenings of PURE GOURMET BLISS!!!...We had such a fabulous time in Hawaii! Without a doubt eating your INCREDIBLE food made the trip even more fantastic! We just loved seeing you and cannot wait for our return to Hawaii so we can enjoy your amazing talents again! - The Fords 4/2009
Chef Katherine is AMAZING! During our nearly two week vacation to Hawaii, no other meal surpassed the one she made for our family. She is such a lovely person; an absolute joy to be around. She encouraged me to try fish much to my reluctance, and I actually liked it! A truly life changing meal, and the highlight of our trip! We cannot wait to return to the Big Island for Chef Katherine’s cooking alone....
"My group of 24 family members were able to have dinner here at my house, every night over the holidays and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, wonderful food and your creative flair, without having go out to a restaurant!!! Thank you Chef Katherine, for magically transforming my House into a Home!!! We never had this much fun in this house!!!! My daughter said it was one the best holidays that she has ever had and she will have memories of a lifetime . Everything was "Over the Top!!!"....Sandi Simon, Kukio Homeowner
I had a truly amazing experience having Katherine cater my wedding in Hawaii. The food was beyond words and the service was fabulous! She made my wedding feel stress free and she thought of every detail in advance. I would recommend her for any event over and over. It was fantastic! My wedding was an unforgettable night and it was much in part to Katherine. Thank you!...Kristina Mackie Bussert
Chef Katherine from the very beginning was attentive to every detail, going above and beyond by also helping us to plan, working amazingly with all our vendors, and relieving our stress all along the way. Truly amazing! Once it came to event time both Chef Katherine and Chef David Paul excelled beyond all imagination. Firstly with the rehearsal dinner and then with the main event, contributing to everyone's enjoyment and all the positive comments of it being the "BEST WEDDING" most of our guests said they had been to! Thank you and Mahalo to the whole team who were awesome! And made our special day so MAGICAL....Bob Furness...Kaillua Kona, Hawaii
Katherine and her crew were absolutely everything I asked for and then some!!! Outrageous Gourmet, took care of business for me. They helped me with things I wasn't sure about, helped keep me close to budget, paid attention to all my requests especially the dietary restrictions for my young daughter. We had a "drop off night before" supper with all the fixings, Katherine came herself warmed up and set up for our family and guests, as well as left behind a wonderful "morning of" breakfast for us. I felt like I've known her forever!!!... That's important to me, MUST BE PERSONABLE and make me feel it's more than a job. My reception dinner was elegant, intimate and just enough shabby chic for our little crew... Once again personable. It was so much more than a reception dinner... The Big Island is the place to do a special moment and please allow someone like Katherine and her crew come in and take care of you... Can't wait to find a way to have her taking care of us again for anything and everything....Shayna Reyes Martin, WA
We love all of the beautiful ALOHA you had given to us over the week. We will never, ever, forget your wonderful cuisine and hospitality, ever! We can't wait to come back to the three best dinners we have ever been served! ...THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR HOLIDAY SO MAGICAL - All the very best, K. C. and the "TARTsters" (Executive Producer of "Days of Our Lives" and the Boys from the "Tag And Release Tournament" 2008
"Hi Katherine...we are finally home. Tina & Michael are still in Maui. Again, thank you for the WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE you presented us with for the wedding. It was awesome and everything was excellent. I could not be more pleased. Everyone is still talking about how great the food was. It was an ENCHANTING EVENING! God Bless!...Lillie Kraver (Mother of Bride)...Alabama
The food, drinks, service, decorations, professionalism, and effort that Chef Katherine and Outrageous Gourmet provided for our wedding was top quality. Our guests remarked that it was the best catered event they'd ever attended, best food, great signature cocktail (mango margarita with red rim.) When the wind made the outdoor setup impossible, they went to plan B and plan C without missing a beat, and offered us alternatives as they went along. Katherine's full service event staging was worth waiting for her to have time in her busy schedule to get us her detailed estimate of the various services she offered....Rest assured, she is on top of all her clients' needs, and sometimes is ahead of them, suggesting items they may not have thought of...Carroll...San Rafael, CA
Great chicken salad today - and we can't stop raving about the dinner last night. Every last detail was thought of - from flowers to candles. The food was some of the best we have experienced on the island, and your approach was so friendly and professional. The kids loved working with you, and we enjoyed every aspect of your service (while still in Hawaii)....Sarah Davey...London, England...
Thank you for creating one of the most memorable evenings of our lives. What an incredible experience! Your menu selections, the presentation and your professionalism were beyond our expectations. Your personality and overwhelming hospitality made you part of our family for the evening. You’re truly a superstar….Our week’s stay was a once-in–a-lifetime experience and you were a major part of making it so. Thank you again for everything and you can be sure that anyone going to the Big Island will get a huge recommendation from me to have you create an unforgettable experience for them too…Jesse & Renee Ortiz…Hillsborough, CA
Chef Katherine came to our rental home on the Big Island Hawaii and cooked in our kitchen and out on the BBQ grill, a wonderful feast which included amazing appetizers, salads, delicious entrées of smoked Kalua pork and grilled teriyaki chicken. The dinner ended with an outstanding dessert of Tropical Bananas Foster. The whole meal was memorable and the table was impeccably set. Thank you, Chef, for a wonder birthday celebration that we will always remember….Bill Moissant & Family…Portland, Oregon
One of the best dining experiences of our lives.....Celebrated my wife's (surprise) birthday with a fantastic dinner of seafood and pork....great appetizers and wonderful welcome drink. The service was awesome, the food fantastic and the chef and her staff took care of all prep, serving and cleanup......we just sat back and enjoyed a wonderful meal that we will never forget...it was like having the five star restaurant come to our condo....relaxing and wonderful experience for our entire family…Mike K…Poway CA
Mahalo nui loa for the most amazing 50th wedding anniversary dinner on the planet! Every detail from the magnificent table setting to the presentation of each course was WORTHY OF A MAGAZINE COVER!!! The food was fabulous. The secret of it all was the spirit of aloha with which it was all prepared and delivered!!! Our love and thanks for making our special night so unforgetable. Again, mahalo!...Stan & Judy Dixon...April 2012
The MOST INCREDIBLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE I've ever had!! Period!!! Katherine is awesome and so is everyone she has working for her, everybody was so sweet and professional and will HIGHLY RECOMMEND OUTRAGEOUS GOURMET to anybody I know going to KONA!!! Love ya sweets!!! My family couldn't believe what they got to experience!!!..Trey Riley..New York
Thank you Katherine for realizing our special day in beautiful Kona! A very special thank you to your amazing staff who greeted us with kindness and warmth, each staff member is delightful:) We're already talking about a return visit for our first anniversary! We adore you and mahalo! from the bottom of our hearts...Teresa and Pat Lum... Santa Rosa, CA.
We had an amazing dinner with private chef Katherine Louie of Outrageous Gourmet. She's the BEST CHEF we've ever experienced at any of the Exclusive Resorts residences....GREAT AMBIANCE - she brought some pretty table decorations like a mini-ice sculpture, tropical foilage, an array of candles. She also did a special menu for the kids with tender juicy grilled chicken kabobs, broccoli trees, fruit, rice, and "worms in dirt" - chocolate mousse with crushed oreo cookies, and gummy worms poking out - a huge hit!!! - P. Renaker...California
Thank you for the great event we had last Wednesday with my group. All of my customers and their families thought the dinner was AMAZING, including myself! We really appreciate all the effort and the delicious food, thank you for taking care of my customers on such a great evening!...Jim Mathewson...Canada
We wanted to once again THANK YOU for a beautiful and delicious reception for our wedding guest. The set-up, IMPECCABLE, the staff, INCREDIBLE, and the food,"OUTRAGEOUS!!!" Our friends are still commenting ..."The best meal ever had a a wedding-or anywhere for that matter!"
Thank you so very much for all you did to make Hilary and David's wedding celebratory dinner extra special! We loved and appreciated EVERYTHING you did ! Thx, too for the photos- they are wonderful! And, your services... You & your help , the food prep, the food, decor , and on & on - THE BEST!!! We are so lucky to know you! Until next time...Cinda Hoevan ...Newport Beach, CA
Thank You so much for the awesome job you and your staff did for my daughter's wedding reception last week! You truly exceeded our expectations and we are still talking about it. Everything was so great and everybody really enjoyed the party....Outrageous Gourmet went above and beyond our expectations to see my daughter's reception was a success. The food was unbelievable and we are still talking about it. Thank You So Much Katherine!...Amy Christel...Dana Pointe, CA
Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful, tasty evening you provided for us and our friends back in January. The food was delicious & the table setting
phenomenal. What a pleasure and special treat for us. I have to
add, we are all still raving about your homemade rolls - I think I could just
live on eating those alone. Best Regards, Janice Graham
How can I ever Thank you for all that you did to make Joel's 60th the BEST EVER! Family and Friends have been RAVING over everything!, from the Hula Dolls to the absolutely DIVINE food YUM!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Your talents superb! Your friendship immeasurable!!! Love & Aloha, Kelly Drysdale
Thanks so much for catering the wedding reception for our family members at Hale Kai a couple of weeks ago. The bride’s family are all in the restaurant/food/catering business and the consensus opinion was that the job you did – food, presentation, everything was the absolute BEST they had ever experienced!!!
Again, thank you!..Mitch & Sissy Lattof
Thank you Katherine for making our annual Kolea HOA dinner a “first class” event. I have received nothing but compliments on the beautiful presentation of an outstanding gourmet meal and wonderful aloha décor. Your attention to details made my job of co-coordinating this event from the mainland very easy. It was such a pleasure working with you to provide an evening that went beyond the expectation of our owners. I look forward to the next
opportunity to work together and enjoy more of your outrageously delicious food!m Mahalo,...Debbie Smee...Social Chairman
Aloha Katherine, I met you at the Cooper's 90th Birthday party event and wanted to you know how impressed we were with your services. You probably don't get a lot of feedback from guests but I thought it might be important to you and a different perspective by hearing from a happy guest. Your employees provided the utmost professionalism and marvelous service. Your people made sure the guests were happy, hands filled, and thoroughly comfortable. Your gourmet selections were spectacular without being too comprehensive. The small hand size portions were perfect and beautifully done. A decadent epicurean delight for everyone. Much aloha to you and your staff and keep up the excellent work...Marty Corrigan(Kona Natural Soap Company)
Thank you Katherine for being a part of our amazing day!! The setting and the dinner couldn't have been more beautiful. As well, Randy the musician made our day more special and fun than we could have imagined. So glad, you brought him to perform!! Thank you as well to all your staff for ensuring our day was so perfect!!...Kat Botsis Hale...Canada
We have been fortunate to travel to many places around the world and eaten at many fine restaurants. Your food is over the top and blows them all the way. To eat your food again is even better than the last time. Having your dinner again is the highlight of an amazing week here in Hawaii...Bobby G...Florida
Thank you again for two amazing dinners! They were BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS for presentation and deliciousness! I really appreciated the keiki meals, too. Sometimes, they can be treated as just an afterthought, but you put in so much effort there, too. They were also amazing, beautifully presented, and the kids loved them! Thank you for two wonderful nights - YOU ARE TRULY AN AMAZING CHEF AND ARTIST...Lisa Handley & Family...Oregon
Just a quick note to extend my gratitude for the lovely dinner presented last night. They were enthusiastically describing every detail this morning! It was certainly a highlight of this week's itinerary. Please pass my thanks to Sonya for her artistic treatment on the table as well as for her grace and attention. We will surely work together again in a few months.
...A. Walden, Estate Manager-49 Blacksand Beach Homes
Your food is amazing!!! Your sauces are RIDICULOUS and OUTRAGEOUS!!! Every night (3) our family has dined with you have been wonderful, but I want to say that your STEAK AND LOBSTER dinner is by far the BEST MEAL I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!!! (and we eat out ALL the time!)...John Durham and Family...Texas
Once again, our evening was OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!! The food and presentation was over the top and spectacular. The custom surf and turf with your homegrown herbs and spices was truly outrageous! We so appreciate you and your staff and your energy with the conversations, quick wit and sharing tips and contacts. Thanks again for a great experience and we will look forward to our next visit and OUTRAGEOUS dinner!!! Mahalo!... Jim, Cindy, Doug & Linda...Ohio
We just returned from the Kohala Coast and had Katherine Louie as our Private Chef on two occasions. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Katherine - the food and service was as good, and perhaps better, than any private dinner I have had at any Exclusive Resort location. Dining on the patio, watching the sunset is very hard to beat. My wife and 4 teenage boys all thought it was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of the trip!!! Mark H....Oklahoma
The Cook's had a wonderful evening with you! Thank you for making their dinner so special... We hope to have them return soon so we can plan something with you again!...Andrea Torres (Personal Assistant for the Cook's)
"Thanks again for a great job for the Pack’s this morning!" Just wanted to let you know that Mr. Pack called me this evening and mentioned first thing that they really enjoyed the breakfast this morning..."I look forward to working with you again!...Marlene Welfeld (Abercrombie & Kent Destination Host)
Thank you for the wonderful meal and presentation. It was by far the best dining experience we had during our stay in Hawaii. MY KIDS LOVED EVERYTHING but especially love your Ceasar Salad Dressing and Onion Rolls, I was wondering if it would be possible to get the recipe for both? - Thanks Again. D. Busch
Outrageous Gourmet is the BEST. .We were so impressed with her professionalism and great service... The kids loved it just as much as my husband and I did...YUM...every last thing from the Onion Rolls, to the mini crab cakes, to the festive Hula Girl cake were homemade and we enjoyed the Hawaiian decorations she brings for the table. The kids loved it!!! It was by far the most enjoyable and tasty meal we had while in Hawaii, I am still thinking about the experience. My daughter and I want Katherine to go on BRAVO'S TOP CHEF!!!! Bon Appetite! -Crisi A...Virginia
Thank you so much for making us such a wonderful feast! How lucky are we??? We appreciate you making our day (wedding) so special and meaningful! Mahalo!...Tierney Helmerst Galchuttt
"Without a doubt, HANDS DOWN, your food was the BEST FOOD compared to all the restaurants dined at all week. Everything was cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious. Thank you for making out last night here so special. When we come back, we'll be sure to reserve your services for the earlier part of the week, so we will have time to enjoy the leftovers! Mahalo..."Sue Cable...Californinia
Thanks for helping make the RECEPTION so PERFECT!!! We appreciate all that you and your staff did to make our wedding reception as smoothly as it did. Our guests raved about the food from the presentation to the taste! We're still receiving compliments about how much our guests enjoyed the cocktail party...Mahalo...Susan & Alex Vargas
I could only hope that my wedding dinner was going to be nice. You not only exceeded my expectations, but went above and beyond!!! Your food and service was ABOVE EXCEPTIONAL, and more than I had ever hoped or expected. The food was fabulous! Everything was so delicious! Thank you for making everything so beautiful....Gloria & Joey D...Arizona
SIMPLY DELICIOUS is exactly the word to describe Katherine's DIVINE PRESENTATIONS and
EXTREMELY DELICIOUS and succulent pupus, lunches, dinners or ANYTHING SHE PUTS HER HANDS ON IN THE KITCHEN!!! I have been one of the lucky ones to be at many of her catered affairs!...Mary Grandinetti-Christ, Ali'i Real Estate Services-Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Every course of your food was delicious, even the kids Mac & Cheese is the best we ever had!!!! Your grilled fresh catch was my favorite because it was so moist. My fish never come out that way! (private cooking lessons next year?) Thank you for making my birthday dinner sooo special....