Absolutely one of the best parts of our family’s trip to Kauai. Chef Paige and her son Josh came to the home we rented and prepared an amazing meal. Not only did they accommodate severe food allergies (milk, peanut and egg) in our party, they made the dining experience interactive and enjoyable! All five of my children were engaged in rolling their own sushi. We had an amazing fresh fish appetizer, followed by an excellent steak dinner. My absolute favorite, however, was a carrot pineapple cake served with coconut ice cream. Highly recommend!
Desert View Village, Phoenix, AZ
Paige was excellent, she was on time, easy to arrange, and most importantly she was an amazing chef. We were happy to have her and plan on using her again next time we are in Kauai.
Her son has real sushi game as well! Â Ask him to get some native Kauai beef and eat it as Nigiri!
We went to Kauai on our honeymoon, and put a private chef on our honeymoon registry. So glad we did! We found Paige online and liked her reviews, so had her come in and cook two dinners for us at this great little rental we stayed in. WOW, were we impressed. Both meals were just to die for. We told her the kinds of things we liked/didn’t like, and she surprised us with two really amazing 4-course meals. They were the two best meals we had while staying on the island. Sooo good. And our rental was in a really beautiful setting, so it was nice to be able to stay home enjoy it without needing to cook and clean, which we do plenty of at home! She was great. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Our family has just returned from celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary on Kauai. Although every one was free to spend their day as desired, my wife and I wanted to insure a total family event by eating the evening meal together and not in a noisy restaurant environment. A personal chef in our condo was a perfect solution. We hired Paige to provide the meals for four nights and were extremely satisfied. Our family ranged in age from 11 to 77 and meat eaters to vegetarians. Paige not only accommodated our range of eating tastes but prepared meals that had a variety of choices and were artfully prepared. The real testimony of Paige’s skill was when we had to make the kids eat last because they finished their meal and were back for seconds before all the adults had plated theirs. Paige and her assistant not only did all the shopping and traveled to the opposite end of Kauai to our condo, they cooked, served and cleaned up, even boxing up the few leftovers for the next day’s lunch. One night we went out to a highly rated restaurant and decided that Paige’s meals were equal to or even better. Paige is a perfect choice if you are looking for excellent meals in your home or condo while in Kauai. Paige, thanks for putting the topper on our families 40th wedding anniversary week in Kauai.
Roger and Georgia K
La Palma, CA
We traveled to Hanalei Bay for a 40th Birthday adult getaway. Paige came to visit us on day 2 of our trip and every part of it was special. First there is Paige’s laid back, fun personality and then there is her food and presentation. She has a beautiful way with flavors and providing the freshest local ingredients possible. The 10 of us would highly recommend Paige and we all hope to visit Hanalei again to get another taste of her exquisite menu!
Last month, June 2016, we rented a house on Kauai, in Princeville for a week. The group consisted of 4 couples, each celebrating 35 years of marriage and our friendship of 40 years, from all going to the same college. I arranged to have Paige cook dinner for the group on the first evening or our vacation. We as a group had preselected 2 appetizers, a salad, 2 main entrees and of course 2 desserts. Needless to say, our group was totally amazed at the preparation and deliciousness of each course. Each dish was freshly prepared and was absolutely fabulous. Our group has many different dietary requirements and Paige was able to please all of them. It was truly a pleasure meeting Paige and she gave our group some great insight into other potential culinary destinations on the island. (We enjoyed her recommendation of the Luau in Hanalei). Paige prepared not only an outstanding meal but created an experience that none of us will ever forget. If our journeys ever bring us back to Kauai, we would not hesitate to have Paige create another fabulous dinner experience for us. Thanks Paige.
Paul and Diane W.
Saint Paul, MN
Paige prepared a beautiful, very delicious dinner for our 50th anniversary. During the menu planning phase, Paige was very open to requests, substitutions, etc. Paige prepared 2 appetizers ( we could not get enough of her bruschetta), 2 entrees ( the roast pork was my favorite), a salad and two special desserts . She arrived, got right to work and accommodated our photographer’s late arrival and our vow renewal. When dinner was over, she cleaned up and slipped away quietly. This was definitely such a special occasion for our family, and Paige’s dinner made it even more so. Thanks, Paige!
In June of 2016, Paige prepared two memorable meals at Anini Beach House for our extended family of nine. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. All were excellent. Our sushi eaters said it was the best they ever tasted. Likewise, my wife said the best fish she has ever eaten was Paige’s “Ahi wasabi mac nut encrusted with tropical salsa ~ coconut ginger basmati rice ~ sautéed baby bok choy with balsamic glaze.”
A favorite for dessert was “Flourless (gluten free) chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream and island fruit topping.” Kauai is amazing. So is Paige.
I invited 10 friends to Kauai to help me celebrate a big birthday. I’m a chef and didn’t want to cook my own birthday dinner so i found Paige and worked out a terrific menu to please all of my guests.
It couldn’t have been better if i’d cooked it myself! Paige and her helpers were fantastic, the good was delish, creative and locally sourced. They created signature cocktails just for my birthday party! My friends love to party and they helped me throw one OVER THE TOP.
Muchos Mahalos Paige. We’ll do it again next big birthday!
My husband and I got married in Princeville and wanted to hire someone who could cater our rehearsal dinner. We hired Paige to cater a dinner in Princeville and Wow it was amazing!! The food was delicious, beautifully displayed and her presentation and service was HIGH quality. Its difficult to know whether someone will follow through when you make an arrangement from so far away. We live in California. Paige was very responsive in her communication and sent me a detailed menu / selection of what she offers. We have lots to choose from and we also had some unique food challenges and she was willing to work within our needs.
All who attended were VERY impressed. She brought everything needed, cooked and set the table and then cleaned up perfectly after it was all over. I highly recommend her and would hire her again. i also found her price very reasonable as i’d originally booked with another caterer that fell through and his price was much higher. We felt blessed that we ended up working with Paige instead!!
Santa Cruz, CA
Paige is an exceptional Private Chef that we had the pleasure to experience during our February 2015 vacation to Kauai, HI. She interacted with us prior to our arrival to get a feeling of our needs, likes and dislikes. This gave her an opportunity to customize our menu and also find out where she could surprise us with her expertise. Paige cooks organic, farmers market to table, gluten free where possible, fresh market food that delighted us every night. I called her a saucier because she has this incredible palate when it comes to sauces and dressings. Her imaginative and beautifully presented food never ceased to amaze us. She cooked for two of us every evening starting with a personalized, local ingredient cocktail with appetizers, followed by a delicious fresh local ingredient salad, then an entree that included a protein and vegetable or two and ended with a decadent dessert. BTW, don’t pass up the lilikoi chiffon cookie crusted tart, delicious! She was extremely professional yet delightfully approachable. It was a delight inquiring about her cooking and discovering her knowledge. She would also provide pre-prepared salads and other foods to take on outings. I have missed my Paige Krest meals but have awesome memories of meals on the Lanai anticipating her cuisine. Thanks Paige! We will definitely look you up on the next visit. Aloha and Mahalo, Peace Victor and Pam
Still dreaming of the fantastic meal Paige prepared for our 17th anniversary dinner. We enjoyed her excellent cuisine as part of a private celebration on the lanai at our heavenly home (only rental- darn it!) on Kauai, complete with live music and a magical sunset. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect chef to bring even more flavor to our evening. Each dish was fresh, delicious and obviously prepared with love. The shrimp sambal and ahi carpaccio started the evening off with a bang, and every course that followed maintained the same high standard. Just amazing! And if dinner weren’t enough, we also had to order 2 dozen of those fabulous chocolate chip cookies to devour throughout the week. It was truly a pleasure to meet Paige and witness her talent, and we would hire her again – in a minute!
Jim and Jane LaCombe
Just got back from a fabulous family holiday in Kauai. Paige’s creative and scrumptious meals were one of the highlights of our trip. We wanted recipes for everything she made. We just let her surprise us every night and each meal was a burst of deliciousness. Always fresh and beautifully presented. It was an absolute pleasure having her cook for us.
The Keast family
Recently stayed in Haena and had Paige in to cook for our group of six. We had a great, great meal. Ordered a bunch of starters, a salad, and a couple of mains and basically devoured everything. Shout out to John and Tanya for recommending the chocolate chip cookies, they were amazing.
My husband and I hosted seven people for our 10 year anniversary. We stayed at a beautiful home in Hanalei Bay however, the high point and REAL icing on the cake was Paige Krest. A true gourmand. She provided an early morning breakfast for us (each morning something different) and returned for cocktail hor d’ouevres and dinner. Her meals were creative and sumptuous and “of the island”. She catered beautifully to our needs and spoiled us rotten. By the end of the week, she was family. ( A special treat: her chocolate chip cookies which we ate daily after our guests returned to the mainland!) I cannot say enough good things about Paige and her talents. She is the greatest!
Tanya De Mare and John Lippold
Paige’s cooking, what can be said, “YUMMY, healthy, creative, fresh, sophisticated food.” Paige’s preparation and service is impeccable and her fun aloha spirit brightens the evening. My husband and I greedily didn’t tell our friends about Paige, thinking we could keep her for our greedy selves, the cat is out of the bag and now I only hope she won’t be too busy for us, because the whole family are big fans of Paige’s meals. Paige has created and served meals for us for as many as 25 persons and as little as 2, it is always a treat.
Corki and John Ferry