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 …

Moving right along

So, I go over to Sugar Beach almost every day to see how the newest wedding venue on Maui is going. I’m happier every time I go! When I showed up last week, they had installed my new walk-in cooler. It’s funny how one thing like that can make me so happy. As a chef, the walk-in cooler is a big thing. …

Sugar Beach Events Hawaii Venue Opening Soon

It’s been years of dreaming and planning, but soon Sugar Beach Events Hawaii will open its doors.  Construction is still going on, with much yet still to accomplish, but we will be opening at the end of July 2013. Here are some photos of what the Maui venue will look like.  These photos are mock-ups provided by Viking Construction, Inc., …