About Us

At Gourmet Events Hawaii, our mission is to create memorable and successful events that exceed our clients' expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses - one client, one event, one experience at a time. Incorporating each client's unique vision, we create sumptuous occasions, memorable well beyond the last morsel of dessert or sip of fine wine.

We strive to create memorable and successful events that exceed our clients' expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses — one client, one event, one experience at a time.

Gourmet Events Hawaii is comprised of a team of senior staff that together brings over 70 years of event management and catering experience to every event they produce. The team unites experts in every aspect of event management, from catering and menu planning, to staffing, to facilities and logistics, to vendor management, and marketing and communication. The unified vision of the entire Gourmet Events Hawaii staff is to produce exceptional events with style and taste that exceed client expectations.

In an effort to continue to build our business and improve our current suite of services, we put together our inaugural GEH Advisory Board. This body provides us with consistent feedback from a diverse cross-section of our valued clientele and community members so we can strengthen mutually-beneficial relationships with other members of the business community within Hawaii and beyond.

Our Team

Christina Tang, Director of Events
Christina Tang, our seasoned Director of Events, boasts over a decade of expertise in event production. Recognized for her results-oriented and data-driven approach, Christina is a maestro at crafting exceptional attendee experiences that elevate engagement, attendance, and pipeline growth. Thriving in fast-paced, cross-functional settings, she strategically aligns events with a company's vision, sales, and marketing goals. Christina's hallmark lies in consistently delivering creative, passionate, and excellently executed event productions, embodying the values of integrity, #BestSelfThroughService, and unwavering commitment to excellence

Lisa Marana, Chief of Staff
Meet Lisa Marana, our dedicated Chief of Staff, whose tenure of over a dozen years makes her the backbone of our organization. Lisa's meticulous care and confidence-building ensure the seamless and professional execution of events, regardless of size. She orchestrates success with her expert coordination of professional greeters, waitstaff, bartenders, culinary teams, and set up and strike crews. Lisa personifies #BestSelfThroughService, instilling this ethos in our event staff to guarantee every event's success with precision and professionalism.

Unyong Nakata, Hawaii Advisor
Unyong Nakata, our esteemed Hawaii Advisor, brings over 15 years of experience catalyzing business development and operational alignment. As a result-oriented, heart-led leader, Unyong is guided by the core values of integrity, excellence, and compassion. Her diverse professional journey spans both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, where she has built and led teams in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Customer Service. Unyong's innate drive to create clarity, alignment, and excellence through people showcases her commitment to the principles of integrity, #BestSelfThroughService, and excellence in every facet of her professional endeavors.

REVIEWS

Carissa
Married 05/22/2018
Highly recommend this company! We hired Gourmet Events Hawaii for our destination wedding last minute (week of the wedding, eek!). They were so quick to respond to our inquiry, were very accommodating, and were so easy to work with. Within one day we were able to get pricing, a signed contract, and were all set up. The guys they sent were very nice, well dressed, and so helpful.
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