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Reviewed On 11/30/2021 by Lysandra M
After getting engaged on the Big Island of Hawaii in late February 2020, we made the decision that we wanted to get married in Hawaii. Before departing, we had our venue and date (September 2021) picked out but knew we couldn’t plan the weddin...
g from New Jersey without help. After doing some research and recommendations from family, we decided to reach out to Chef Katherine at Outrageous Gourmet. Shortly after requesting a wedding consultation, Chef Katherine reached out to us via telephone. Our initial conversation lasted over two hours and by the time we hung up, we knew she was the one.
Then COVID-19 hit, but we pushed ahead!!! We continued to plan our wedding with Chef Katherine. She stayed positive, but always had a contingency plan in the event we had to make any changes. During the early stages, we had our entire wedding day planned out, including vendor options, the menu, and everything worked within our budget. Chef Katherine has a very creative mind and was never short of suggestions or great ideas. Once we laid out the initial groundwork, all we had to do was fine tune the plan and hope that COVID restrictions would not interfere with our wedding day.
Unfortunately, the heightened restrictions brought on by the spike in cases almost put an end to our special day. However, with Chef Katherine’s help and guidance, we were able to apply for and receive an exemption which allowed us to proceed with our wedding.
We arrived back in Hawaii a little less than a week before our wedding. The day after our arrival, we finally got to meet Chef Katherine in person, and we hit the ground running. It felt like we knew her for ages because of all our correspondence over the last year and a half. We used the week to take care of any last-minute arrangements that could not be handled from New Jersey. Chef Katherine made sure to have time for us either in person or by phone, in case we had any questions leading up to our special day.
On the day of the wedding, Chef Katherine not only brought her A game, but brought the A-team. From her staff to her vendor selection, it couldn’t have been a more perfect combination. We opted for a heavy pass of her gourmet pupu’s, or as we know them appetizers, instead of a formal sit-down dinner. The pupus that we selected to be served were absolutely delicious. We also opted for a non-traditional cake and went with Chef Katherine’s gourmet lilikoi (passionfruit) cheesecake instead, which was to die for. She gave us the option of providing our own alcohol, which we did. This option gave us the opportunity to purchase all our alcohol, minus liquor, from our favorite local Big Island brewery, Ola. The bartender served all the alcohol, including our signature drink, which was a Mai Tai Mojito combination (mai-jito), that everyone loved.
Chef Katherine was able to work her magic and make our dream wedding come true! We couldn’t be happier with her and her team, Outrageous Gourmet. If you’re looking to have a perfect wedding or just a catered meal on the Big Island, we HIGHLY recommend Chef Katherine and Outrageous Gourmet.
Reviewed On 5/12/2021 by CHELSEA R
Okay so there are a ton of good reviews here, and frankly, I hate writing bad reviews. If you look at my other reviews you will see that this is uncommon. Anyway, I have had the worst experience with Outrageous Gourmet, and Kathrine Louie. I wa...
s completely scammed out of $5,000.
We retained her services early last year, pre-pandemic. We paid a deposit of $5k, but no services had been rendered, as the situation with COVID-19 was fluid and planning had not made any concrete decisions yet.
By July 2020 we realized this Hawaii wedding was not going to be possible, as restrictions for coming to the island were still very restricted. Then, I got terribly ill. I had 2 strokes in one month early this year and have three dissected arteries in my head. So now I cannot fly.
Katherine was given all of this information as it happened. I would not call her responsive, there were entire months when the wedding was still on that I did not hear from her. She also has completely disappeared with our $5k deposit. I caution anyone planning a destination wedding on this island to avoid Outrageous Gourmet and Katherine Louie.