BIG ISLAND | CHEF SERVICES

We offer private chef services, retreat catering, seated dinners, weddings, and meal prep on the beautiful island of Hawaii. Our chefs specialize in plant-based farm-to-table cuisine.
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Big Island private chef
The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest and the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is also home of the active Kilauea volcano. From bananas to lilikoi, to sugarcane, Hawaii is covered in abundant and productive farmland. The Big Island is the most sparsely populated island. That said, there are many secret waterfall spots, hidden views, and miles upon miles of unexplored rainforest. This island holds many mysteries and undiscovered realms. Our chefs craft magical cuisine using the islands finest ingredients to bring you an authentic meal that feeds not just the body, but the soul. Join us on the Big Island for an experience your tastebuds will never forget!
what is a conscious chef?
A conscious chef is someone whose work revolves around healing with food, respecting the earth, and wanting to offer more to the profession than the classic hectic restaurant paradigm. None of our chefs are identical. Each has their own specialties, own style, and own life experience to share through their food.
what makes our chefs different
*A passion for food, wellness, and human connection
*Working knowledge of various cuisine styles and dietary restrictions
*Calm, personable demeanor, and ability to work calmly in open kitchens
*Personal relationships with local farmers and food purveyors
*Knowledge of local and seasonal ingredients
*Holistic health-minded in work and life
*Able to create customized menus for a variety of specialty diets and allergies
*A knowledge that LOVE is the most important ingredient we can put into food.
examples of what our chefs offer
*Seated multi-coursed dinners
*Retreat catering by trained yoga chefs
*Casual meal prep for visiting families
*Boutique wedding catering
*Brunch parties
*Farmers market tours
*Workshops and cooking classes
*Custom or set menus that highlight local and seasonal ingredients
*Raw food beach picnic spreads
*Personal shopping and food preparation
*Packed lunches for excursions
*Keiki (children) meals
*Available by the hour, day, or week
*Easy going and warm demeanor
*Farm-to-table rustic or high-end cuisine
*Vegan, raw, and fusion cuisine
*Ovo-lacto vegetarian cuisine
*100% plant-based or primarily plant-based with sustainable animal products
*Ayurvedic preparation  for dosha-balancing or dosha specific meals
*Macro-biotic cuisine
*Paleo and/or plant-based paleo
*Gluten-free cuisine
*Oil-free cuisine
*Fresh nut milks, cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies
*Sensitive to dietary restrictions and/or food allergies
*All food is prepared with extra LOVE
sample menus
We work with a community of yoga chefs with unique training, philosophies, and life experiences; and so each will have unique menus.
Some chefs are more comfortable with casual family-oriented work, and some prefer high-end five-star seated dinners work.
All chefs have work with local ingredients and farmers to create vegan and plant-based menus for sit down dinners, but some may also offer Ayurvedic, raw vegan, paleo, pescatarian, farm-to-table (plant-based and/or meat and poultry), along with other styles.
Please contact us directly so we can connect you with a chef, or chefs, in your area who offers the style of cuisine you are looking for. There is never any charge for connection.
investment
We honor our chefs to set their own rates and define their own worth. Rates vary depending on food style, chef’s experience, logistics, and guest count, and while all chefs set their own rates, we adhere to industry standards. Newer chefs will have lower rates so they can gain experience, and seasoned chefs will charge professional rates.
In general, expect to pay between $45-75/hour + cost of food + service charge + tax.
Some chefs will have preset menus available that charge per person rather than an hourly. Seated dinner rates are typically per guest for over 6-10 guests.
Meal prep and delivery rates may be per person (for established meal delivery providers) or hourly + cost of food for personalized offerings.
Please let us know what your ideal budget* and desired menu are when you contact us so we can pair you with a chef within your range. There is never any charge for connection.
*We honor kama’aina.
work with us
We want to grow our chef community! Please contact us to see how you can join our family and do what you love! Ideal candidates have:
*Culinary experience and training
*FOH and/or managerial experience
*Training in any of the following: holistic nutrition, Ayurveda, raw foods, macro-biotics, traditional cuisine
*A personal yoga and meditation practice
*Local residents with a working knowledge of local produce, farmers, and customs
*Understand and embody a conscious playful spirit!
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We have chefs who want nothing more than to cook (or un-cook!) for YOU! Whether you are looking for a high end seated dinner, or casual prep work, when you hire one of our chefs, you are supporting small business, local farmers, and the crazy dream of a chef to provide conscious playful food to their community.