Maui Catering, Wedding Planning and Event Planning Blog

A Classic Hollandaise Sauce Recipe by Maui Chef CJ

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

5/9/14 9:08 AM

Looking for a Maui restaurant on Maui to enjoy a breakfast or brunch with the family? There is little that will make mom happier than not cooking AND beginning her day with a breakfast or brunch of Eggs Benedict lovingly prepared with a rich homemade Classic Hollandaise sauce!

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Topics: recipe, Maui chef recipes

Volcano Fish Taco Recipe by Maui Chef CJ for a Tropical Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

5/4/14 9:56 AM

To get ready for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Maui we’ve cooked up a few recipes for you to use at home or in a vacation rental! Make up a batch of my Volcano Spice mix for Volcanic Fish Tacos accompanied by my Tropical Salsa recipe and serve with Mango Margaritas. Don't feel like cooking? Then head into CJ's to pick up a Chefs To Go meal or dine in for Volcano Fish Tacos. What would a Cinco de Mayo celebration be without a good Margarita? Worry not! There won’t be a revolution at your party when you use the Mango Margarita recipe included below to serve with these tasty fish tacos.

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Topics: recipe, Maui chef, Maui recipe, Maui chef recipes, Maui takeout catering, chef to go

5 Easy Recipes to Prepare for Dad on Fathers Day from the Maui Chef

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

6/15/13 12:48 PM

Thinking about cooking up something special for Dad on Fathers Day? Not certain where to start or the amount of ingredients necessary or what to purchase at the market before cooking on Fathers Day? Read on for a day’s worth of easy recipes to use to prepare comfort foods for your pop or any other day you want to cook!  Start his day with homemade Eggs Benedict. Use my easy to make homemade Hollandaise Sauce recipe. For lunch, follow the directions below to prepare my recipe for homemade Fried Green Tomatoes served with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli. Then, follow my short cooking video to learn how to prepare homemade Hummus to serve as a healthy appetizer before dinner or as mid afternoon snack. We close up with a Coconut Shrimp recipe and my made from scratch Mango Apple Trifle for dessert. Share your experience or questions after you make one or all of these recipes:

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Topics: recipe, Maui chef, private chef, Maui chef recipes, cooking tips, hollandaise sauce

Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen How To Prepare Homemade Hummus Recipe

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

4/11/13 8:41 AM

Most catered events on Maui begin with pupus, Hawaiian hors d oeuvre, as the appetizer course. After traveling many miles to attend an event on Maui, it isn't uncommon for the guests to be meeting for the first time or getting re-acquainted after several years. Providing a light healthy snack as a self serve pupu or passed appetizer gives guests ample opportunity to chat and get to know each other with small bites between conversation. As a professional chef who has traveled the world and with my own teenage daughters preparing leave the nest as they head off to college, I personally appreciate and enjoy seeing these family relationships re-kindled and new or old friendships formed. Many of our catered events begin with Hummus with Crispy Lightly Fried Pita Chips and fresh vegetables. Since Hummus is easy to prepare and so many of our catering guests request the recipe, I wanted to share my homemade Hummus recipe and provide a short lesson on how to make the dish quickly for your next party.

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Topics: recipe, Chef CJ, Chef Christian Jorgenson, Maui recipe, affordable Maui catering, maui party planning, Comfort Zone Maui Catering

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe w Roasted Red Pepper Aioli by a Maui Chef

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

7/27/12 1:53 PM

Are you in the midst of the dog days of summer struggling to figure out what to cook for the family barbecue this weekend? Maybe you are looking for an easy recipe making use of the fresh tomatoes from your backyard garden or your favorite local farmers market. My Internet marketing team at FatIguana Inbound Marketing agency recently asked if I could help them prepare Fried Green Tomatoes. They were in luck as I recently served Fried Green Tomatoes as a side dish to a barbecue for a catered family reunion on Maui. We quickly agreed I would share my recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli in exchange for documenting the recipe and sharing their experience preparing the dish. I hope you enjoy their story along with my Maui Chef’s Homemade Fried Green Tomatoes recipe:

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Topics: recipe, maui catering, maui event catering, Maui recipe, Maui chef recipes

A Recipe for Summer Wedding Cocktails and Summer Heat Wave Cooling

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

7/6/12 4:30 PM

Planning your tropical island destination wedding or wondering what summer wedding cocktails to serve when it gets hot? While we often serve the traditional Maui Mai Tai, a Maui Passionate Lilikoi Mojito and other traditional Hawaiian cocktails including the classic Blue Hawaiian and Pina Coloda, I'm always seeking out new and refreshing cocktail ideas to serve at wedding receptions and Maui catered events. This week, thinking about the mainland summer heat wave of 2012, I discovered a refreshing rhubarb cocktail idea you may want to try at home:

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Topics: wedding ideas, recipe, maui catering, maui wedding catering, maui wedding reception, wedding cocktails

4 Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas Perfect for a Maui Wedding Reception

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

4/28/12 10:14 AM

With coordination and planning underway for upcoming summer weddings on Maui, we are in the late stages of finalizing wedding catering menus. Several include a hosted cocktail bar service and a few of the brides (and grooms!) utilizing my Maui catering services asked for wedding cocktail ideas. Though I always recommend our most popular wedding cocktail, the Passionate Lilikoi Mojito, I also suggest the classic Maui wedding cocktail ideas: Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian and Pina Colada. Those cocktails match traditional island weddings or could be customized for a contemporary casual tropical wedding reception. The following wedding cocktail recipes from our friends at Saveur would be fun to serve at a Maui beach wedding reception:

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Topics: recipe, maui wedding catering, maui wedding reception, wedding cocktails, hawaii cocktails

Mochiko Chicken Recipe, a Favorite at Catered Maui Barbecue Events!

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

2/18/12 11:00 AM

Mochiko Chicken is a popular menu request for catered events on Maui. Many of of our catering customers request Machiko Chicken for their Maui wedding and Family Reunions on Maui. The dish uses Machiko flour, a Japanese rice flour. A catered Maui barbecue wouldn't be complete without Mochiko Chicken! I, Chef Christian Jorgensen, have my own version of the spelling. I call it CJ's Mochicco Chicken instead of the traditional spelling of Mochiko Chicken. This version is SO GOOD, Rachel Ray enjoyed it on her stop at CJ's Maui restaurant for Food Network Rachel's Vacation show!

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Topics: recipe, maui catering, maui restaurant, Maui event, Chef Christian Jorgenson, Maui recipe, maui graduation catering, maui barbecue

Maui Wedding Cocktails, Mojito Recipe

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

9/1/11 7:17 AM

With Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching and after a conversation discussing the fine art of hand crafted Mojitos for a Maui wedding reception, I asked my favorite Maui bartender for her Mojito recipe.

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Topics: recipe, maui wedding reception, wedding planning, getting married in Hawaii

Most Important Maui Wedding Planning Decision - Before You Say 'I Do'

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

6/3/11 12:39 PM

Question: What is the Most Important Decision to Plan your Maui Wedding?

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Topics: recipe, Maui Hawaii Weddings, wedding on Maui, destination weddings, maui wedding tips, Maui wedding venue, Maui wedding location, Maui beach wedding

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CJs Deli & Diner and Events Planning & Catering Blog strives to keep you up to date with the latest Maui wedding planning ideas and catering tips. We also share recipes and cooking tips or news about Maui events we are participating in or catered.

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