The year was 2003, when Kat first brought to fruition her vision for Blue Chakra Connections, Inc. First was the creation of Gourmet Cooking Hawai‘i - a way to pull back the curtain and give people the experience of chefs at work via cooking experiences. Out of these cooking experiences evolved Gourmet Events Hawai‘i (GEH), a full-service catering and event planning company. As GEH grew, so did the need for hospitality staff. In 2015, Blue Chakra Connections (BCC) won the contract to staff the Hawaii Convention Center and thus, GEH’s sister company, Aloha Hospitality Professionals (AHP), was born.
Who We are Today
We do everything associated with catering and event production. GEH is committed to brilliance as a full-service catering and event production company. Our comprehensive services ensure every detail is executed with flair and precision. From welcome and farewell dinners, grand openings, galas, red carpets, brand activations, summits, cultural celebrations, festivals, weddings to VIP dinners, GEH stewards each event with unwavering commitment and attention to detail in managing conception to a celebration, with roots in Hawaii and global reach.
What We Specialize In
With more than fifteen years of managing and producing Hawaii’s most anticipated and affluent events, GEH has the proven experience and vendor relationships that transcend industry standards and client expectations. To date, we have produced 5,000+ successful events with elegant precision, made memorable by Hawaii’s signature aloha service. We have created exclusively themed experiences, such as the Feast of the Merrie Monarch, Culinary Challenge Hawaii, Chinatown Chase, Sassy Swing on the Battleship Missouri, Cirque Polynesia, and Blue Hawaii: The Retro Hula Days, to name a few.
GEH offers the BEST of Hawaii’s most desired locations, chefs, florists, designers, entertainers, and more. For example, we specialize in the following:
EVENT DESIGN - Grace the experience with fluid design that activates client brand and vibe.
FLORALS - Put the finishing touch on each event or activation, leaving an indelible impression.
FIRST-CLASS TALENT - Professional, well-groomed staff deliver top-notch service with Hawaii’s signature of aloha.
ENTERTAINMENT & SPEAKER SOURCING - Tap the finest emcees, singers, dancers, comedians, and other performers for a uniquely curated experience.
STAGE SET DESIGN & MANAGEMENT - Create a mood and tone that seamlessly showcases the theme, entertainment, or featured speaker.
RUN OF SHOW & STAGE MANAGEMENT - Shape meticulous timelines, entertainment, and speaker cues and ensure beautiful fluidity.
AV DESIGN (LIGHTS & SOUNDS) - Create the ambiance of an event where every guest experiences the nuance of a speech, performance, or multimedia presentation.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY - Capture the ephemeral on film, video, or digital media.
LOGISTICS & TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT - Secure the venue to valet.
BUDGET PLANNING & MANAGEMENT - Plan line by line, day by day, no surprises.
GUEST LIST MANAGEMENT - Organize from guest lists, invitations, RSVPs, name tags to gracious reception assistance
CUISINE, WINE & SPIRITS - Create remarkable fare from local favorites to global cuisine, with nationally and internationally celebrated chefs; experience
nationally-acclaimed mixologists and sommeliers.
- SBA Woman-Owned Business by Hawaii Business Magazine
- Women Who Mean Business Industry Leaders by Paci ic Business News
- National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) Winner Best Corporate Event Production of the Year, Budget Greater Than $100,000
- Best Event Planning & Catering Company by Honolulu Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Best Places to Work by Hawaii Business Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019