One Client. One Event.
at a time
In 2003, our founder, Kathleen Lin-Hurtubise, known to her friends and colleagues as “Kat”, combined her creativity, work ethic and talents to found Gourmet Cooking Hawaii. Known for its exceptionally well-executed, hands-on culinary parties, the company expanded in 2004 to become Gourmet Events Hawaii (GEH).
With Kat’s passion as a driving force, GEH quickly made a name for itself through full-service event production & catering and unique locations statewide. Innovative working partnerships with some of the state’s most renowned chefs bring incomparable cuisine choices to each event. With a focus on quality, GEH maintains the highest standards of customer service and excellence in the marketplace.
They are the reason we do what we do. Our clients deserve a flawlessly planned and executed event. It’s all about exceeding our client’s expectations.
Our “Recipe for Excellence” contains three main ingredients: 1) Exceptional service 2) First-rate food 3) Creative innovation.
We raise the bar and refine the definition of “Hawaiian Hospitality” by providing service that continually exceeds expectations.
Local first, organic when possible, quality always! Our chef partners are dedicated craftsmen who take pleasure and pride in their
We operate in an environment of confidence and mutual trust which encourages creativity. We value each team member’s unique contributions. We attend to every detail and always put the client first.
Our vendor partners share our commitment to excellence and to meeting and exceeding client expectations.
We create spaces that allow our community members to interact, foster and strengthen relationships, and celebrate life.
Our Core Values
We believe in and strive to WOW!
WOW is an essential component of our company culture. Every day, at every event, we find opportunities to WOW — our clients, our co-workers, our vendors, and our partners.
EMBRACE AND DRIVE CHANGE
Being part of a growing company means that change is constant.
We never settle for the status quo. We adapt quickly. We are always evolving, committed to staying steps ahead of the competition.
Our competitors may imitate our fresh ideas or replicate our new techniques, but they cannot copy our people, our culture, and our service. As long as embracing and driving change is a part of our culture, we will continue to evolve and grow.
BE CREATIVE AND OPEN TO NEW IDEAS
At GEH, we make it happen.
We are agents of change who continue to infuse creativity and excellence into event production and hospitality in Hawaii.
We know that with risk comes great reward as well as some challenges along the way. We create our own luck by being open-minded, having positive attitudes, and having a penchant for problem-solving.
We see inspired solutions in perceived “problems”.
We have a mission — to elevate hospitality in Hawaii.
We believe in a positive “Can-Do” attitude and this optimism is infectious.
We know that what we do is changing people’s experience of hospitality in Hawaii and we are inspired to deliver our very best at each event! We are thrilled to see the impact our art (our work) is having on individuals, our industry, and Hawaii.
BE DILIGENT AND HIGH-ACHIEVING
Event production and hospitality are not for the faint of heart.
We are willing to do what other people are not, and that’s what sets us apart. We are obsessed with the details, the finesse of taking care of people.
We are goal-oriented and focused on achievement, and we don’t just talk about our goals. We have systems in place to support us in meeting and exceeding our dreams. We know where we are and where we are going. We are relentless in our pursuit of small improvements each day. We know the extra 1% we give each day translates into gigantic improvements in the future.
LEARN AND GROW
At GEH, we give our employees opportunities to unlock new potential.
While we value expertise and are continually honing the skills required in our industry, we seek out employees who are curious, learners, adaptors, and innovators.These individuals will help the company grow and in the process will grow themselves.
The best tools you can bring to the company are curiosity and willingness to figure things out on the fly. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have the fortitude to figure out the best solutions. It’s important that what you do here lights your fire, that you’re growing and stretching every day, that you feel this is YOUR mission.