Elegant presentation, the finest quality ingredients, and an exciting variety of cuisine to choose from is what distinguishes Ke Nui Kitchen as a premier catering and private chef experience for any event or occasion. Ke Nui Kitchen menus are hand-tailored and custom-built for each client, resulting in unique and unparalleled dining experience. Allowing our clients the flexibility to choose their own menu items, service styles, and bar options ensures their event is perfectly executed to fit their vision.
Our vision is to deliver our guests an extraordinary event experience by sourcing local and sustainable ingredients. Surrounded by nature's resources on the bountiful North Shore of Oahu, Ke Nui Kitchen prides itself on a farm-to-table approach and commitment to incorporating green practices into our paper products and inter-office communications; and respecting the seasonality and integrity of out farm, foraged, fished, and raised products through proposing menus that align with these values.
Thomas Naylor is the founder of Ke Nui Kitchen and Thomas Naylor LLC. Thomas was raised in the restaurant business. Starting with his grandfather Tiny, and continuing with his father and uncles, the Naylor name is synonymous with food culture and business dating back to 1924 in California and Nevada.
Thomas has over eleven years of experience in the food & special events industry. On the North Shore and rippling throughout Oahu, Thomas has garnered a reputation for excellence in culinary services, and most notably a commitment to his clientele.
“Not only were the meals delicious, local to the culture, and incredibly fresh, it was the attention to detail, presentation, and Chef Naylor’s willingness to create something that really set him apart.”
— Andre Bourque | Nike Inc., Event Manager
“Our hosting of international corporate guests and global sponsors requires reliable, quality catering and on-time delivery. We have never been disappointed with the performance of Thomas and his team…his knowledge of locally produced organic foods and sourcing, couples with menu creativity, is hugely important to us…”
— Jodi Wilmott | Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing, Executive Director
“We have witnessed first hand the level of Ke Nui Kitchens excellence. Their attention to detail matched with their exquisite flavors served on environmentally conscious plate wear are a testament to their professionalism and connection with the sustainability of Hawaii.”
— Kahi Pacarro | Sustainable Coastlines, Executive Director
“Thomas and the Ke Nui Kitchen team put together delicious, locally grown menus, works with amazing local chefs and farmers and gives back to his community! Always a winning combination!”
— Kim Johnson | Kokua Foundation, Executive Director