A Blend of Southern Hospitality and Aloha Spirit.

Puako

Provisions & Catering

Chef

Noah

Noah Hester is the manager and culinary talent behind Puako Provision & Catering. He was recently named one of the country’s top culinary talents for the second time by “Best Chefs America”. This prestigious honor recognizes the most brilliant cooks in the country.

Culinary

Journey

Noah was born in Austin, Texas moving to Hawaii as a youngster. Growing up on the Kohala Coast, he discovered his love for Pacific Rim flavors at a young age. He was influenced by Alan Wong, one of Hawaii’s first chefs to specialize in Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Noah spent his early years working in Big Island restaurants before moving to Nashville, Tennessee to reconnect with his southern roots. He returned home to blend his love of southern hospitality with the aloha spirit.

We’re Here to Help!

We Offer

  • Catering
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Private Chef Services
  • Custom Meal Kits
  • Food Delivery
  • Grab & Go Selections

Planning a formal dinner party or your next Hawaiian adventure?  Let us take the pressure off for your next meal or event.

The Puako Provisions & Catering can supply you with a picnic basket for your next Hawaiian adventure as well your catering needs.

Sample 1

Appetizer

Shrimp and Avocado Summer Rolls, Lilikoi Sweet and Sour

Main

Chef’s Garden Kale Salad, Assorted Local Veggies, Pickled Kona Onions, Sour Dough Croutons, Garden Herd Vinaigrette

Slow roasted beef tenderloin, Twice Baked Potato, Grilled Asparagus, Brandy Butter

Dessert

Short Bread Cookies, with Fresh Berries, and Orange infused Whipped Cream
Sample 2

Appetizer

Deconstructed Ahi Poke

Main

Big Island green Salad, Waipio Valley Fern Shoots, Kamuela Tomato, Pickled Onions, Poi Vinaigrette

Seared Monchong, Steamed Rice, Kona Grown Broccoli, Tomato Ogo Relish

Dessert

Lilikoi Tarts
Sample 3

Pupus

Shrimp & Veggie Summer Rolls, with Lilikoi Sweet and Sour

Ahi Poke Cucumber Bites, with Wasabi Aioli

Dinner (Buffet)

Baby Romaine Caesar Salad, Crispy Garlic, Classic Caesar Dressing, Sourdough Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

Grilled Big Island Lobster Tails, with Citrus Drawn Butter

Smoked Filet Mignon, with Hamakua Mushroom and Brandy Reduction

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Asparagus

Sautéed Kona Sweet Corn

Dessert

Possibly Birthday Cake
Sample 4

Appetizers

Seared Ahi, Smoked Soy Sauce, Cucumber-Ogo relish

Kohala Field Greens Salad, Seasonal Veggies, Lilikoi Vinaigrette

Main

Grilled Fresh Catch, Molokai Purple Sweet Potato and Coconut Mash, Grilled Baby Bok Choy, Passion

Fruit Buerre Blanc

Dessert

Coconut Short Bread Cookies & Kona Mud Pie Ice Cream

Sodas

$4

Coca cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Fanta, Nectar Soda, Salient Fizz

Tea

$6

Green, Red, Black, Yellow, White Warm & Hot

Juices

$3

Orange, Apple, Vegetable, Strawberry, Blackberry, Lime

Water

$1

Tap, Distilled, Reverse Osmosis
Appetizers

Shrimp Cocktail

$10

A little shrimp, a little cocktail

Fried Mozzarella

$8

It's just plain and simple, but also tasty

Classic California

$11

You know it's good, just order it
Pasta

Nectar Linguine

$15

The best pasta you'll ever eat

The Ravioli

$17

Cooked to perfection by Chef Nectar

"Very Big" Bowl

$22

Made to share, four separate samples in one
Sandwiches

The Italian

$13

Smoked ham, peppers and your choice of cheese

Double Decker Club

$12

Grilled chicken, tomato and cheese

Classic BLT

$13

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes

"Can't make up my mind"

$12

Served with a sample of everything
Lunch Specials

Salient Style

$17

Warn homemade chicken with melted cheese

The Really Good Stuff

$12

It's just plain and simple

Nectar's Choice

$11

Ask your server for more details

Sodas

$4

Coca cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Fanta, Nectar Soda, Salient Fizz

Tea

$6

Green, Red, Black, Yellow, White Warm & Hot

Juices

$3

Orange, Apple, Vegetable, Strawberry, Blackberry, Lime

Water

$1

Tap, Distilled, Reverse Osmosis
Appetizers

Fried Mozzarella

$8

It's just plain and simple, but also tasty

Shrimp Cocktail

$10

A little shrimp, a little cocktail

Classic California

$11

You know it's good, just order it
Salads

The Caesar

$13

Served with choice of chicken & cheese

Stuffed Tomato

$12

Chicken Salad stuffed with Roma Tomatoes

Club Salda

$12

Fresh romaine lettuce & grated cheese
Pasta

The Ravioli

$27

Cooked to perfection by Chef Nectar

Nectar Linguine

$25

The best pasta you'll ever eat

Vodka Sauce

$22

With Grilled chicken, tomato and cheese

"Very Big" Bowl

$22

Made to share, four separate samples in one
Steak & Seafood

Salient Filet

$37

Served best medium rare

Oscar Salient FIlet

$42

The Salient Filet with crab meat

Nectar's Choice

$31

Ask your server for more details

Sodas

$4

Coca cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Fanta, Nectar Soda, Salient Fizz

Tea

$6

Green, Red, Black, Yellow, White Warm & Hot

Juices

$3

Orange, Apple, Vegetable, Strawberry, Blackberry, Lime

Water

$1

Tap, Distilled, Reverse Osmosis
Reds

Gina Pinot Noir

$8

Black cherry notes, light bodied

Guilty Pleasure Merlot

$10

Medium to full bodied, premium taste

Classic California

$11

You know it's good, just order it
Whites

Flawless Pinot Grigo

$10

Fresh, medium bodied

Sauvignon Blanc

$12

The perfect medium bodied white

Chardon-hey

$12

Chardonnay with a little twist
Rose

Pacific Heights

$12

A fun light tasty addition

Friday night out

$11

Medium - full bodied mix

The Gavel

$12

Earthy flavorsome notes
Blends

Petit Verdot

$17

Once you try it, you'll never want anything else

Shiraz Dom

$12

The drink to end your dinner with

Nectar's Choice

$17

Ask your server for more details

Puako Provisions Stories

“Noah's creations worked out beautifully with our request of a tasting/hors d'oeuvre menu. We were very satisfied with the value received: Noah did all the work himself and left our kitchen even better than when he arrived. We highly recommend working with Noah Hester and Puako Provisions & Catering.”

Howard M.

“Chef Noah mixes fabulous flavors together that are just scrumptious and work. I hired him for several days of catered lunches... everyone raved. Love the fact he uses local meat and vegetables. Hurray for Chef Noah. A real gem for Big Island!”

Laurie D.

“Best poke we had on any island and we've had quite a bit of poke. Seriously, the depth of flavors was unsurpassed by anything we had anywhere during our vacation.”

Bryan D.

Come in and eat with us

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Food service until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – Midnight

Food service until 10:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Food service until 9:00 pm