On a more personal note… Dreams Do Come True

Let me tell you a little story……. I moved to Maui 8 years ago. I didn’t have a job when I got here and I took a leap of faith to create a life for myself on this beautiful island paradise. It truly is the best decision I ever made. Sugar Beach is MY dream come true. This is it for …

Ready, set, go!

Well, I had my first tasting today. My bride, Stephanie, has been working with me since last October. We finalized her menu today. She shared some of these photos with me. Yes, she started in on the salad before the picture was even taken. It was that good. She was actually quite surprised by how much she liked the bleu …

What a difference a little sod and carpet makes

I’ve been so patiently waiting (well, that’s not true, I’m not really good with patience) for the sod and carpet to go in. I knew those two applications would completely change the look of Sugar Beach. Yep, I was right. It looks ready for Katelyn’s event next week. They still have to put in all of the shrubs and flowers, but …

Ooh, ahh, nice!

ALOHA!!! That is what I experienced today when eleven great people came to help unload the container and get everything in the building. Let me tell you, all of you who have an event at Sugar Beach Events, you can not be in better hands. The people I’m surrounded by have so much dedication and desire to create something very special …

Everything shiny and new

China, glassware, stove, grill and ovens…..just to name a few of the items that are all shiny and new. My quest for equipment began in Las Vegas in March at a catering show. I knew the style I wanted and Yvette was the perfect person to help me with selections that all went together and that would work really well at …

It’s All in the Details

As time gets closer for the opening, I am getting so excited to see everything come together. I cannot express how wonderful it has been working with Viking Construction. Every time I go to the site, all the guys are so nice and quick to smile. They have all worked very hard to make the deadline and make things right. …

Sugar Beach Bakery

How bout this…. we have our first official cake order!!! How can you have a business named Sugar Beach Events and NOT have a bakery? Right? Natalie O’Brien has worked for me for 5 years. She is an amazing , young, talented woman who has a passion for all things culinary. I think that’s why I like her so much; …

What a difference a day makes

Well, I’m not sure exactly what happened, but I received many phone calls today about Sugar Beach. I put several holds on dates and set up quite a few site visits. I love doing the site visits because it gives me a chance to show clients the visions in my head. 🙂 I also love doing tastings because it’s my …

Food, Glorious Food

Aloha… I know I have been blogging about construction and the venue and how it’s coming, but I have also been working on new menu items. I love my base menu and it sells very well to clients, but I always want to put a little extra something on it to keep it fresh and exciting. I find myself having …

Everything’s coming up….palm trees

Wow. Every day I go over to Sugar Beach, I’m more amazed at the progress. This week, more of the kitchen has been installed, the poi pounders (columns) are finished and STUNNING, the koa bar has been installed (GORGEOUS), and the parking lot has been poured and lined. Oh, the tiki torches on the ocean lawn were placed, as well …