A Blend of Southern Hospitality and Aloha Spirit.


Provisions & Catering



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.



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

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

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

Sophistication meets laid-back beach vibe


Kampachi terrarium, smoked soy, Kusshi Oyster shooter


Kim chee Panzanella salad, watercress, teriyaki croutons

Main Course

Keahole lobster curry, Ikura


Wagyu Tataki, Chinese black bean, truffle edamame puree


S’mores, burnt marshmallows, Kiawe

The Taste of Hawaii Island

Night 1

Welcome to Hawaii Cocktails

Grilled pineapple Mai tai

Passed Appetizer

Shrimp pot stickers with ponzu

Table Service

  • Ahi and avocado sashimi, smoked soy sauce, grated ginger
  • Tofu watercress Panzanella salad with kim chee vinaigrette
  • Lemongrass infused fresh catch, Coconut whipped purple sweet potato, baby bok choy, mango coulis
  • Short bread cookies with orange infused whipped cream and seasonal fruit
Night 2


Lilikoi margarita

Passed Appetizer

  • Big island raised wagyu carpaccio; quail egg yolk, smoked sea salt
  • Ahi poke cucumber cups with wasabi aioli

Table Service

  • Miso glazed kona kanpachi, namasu, and Chef Noah’s chili water
  • Beet and kale salad with li hing mui dressing
  • Pan seared fresh catch, Shiitake-ginger pesto, wilted watercress, Steamed rice, Unkle Noah’s smoked soy sauce
  • Purple sweet potato cheesecake

The Height of Big Island’s Bounty


Sake cured Kona Kampachi, Hawaiian Chili pepper Ponzu, Pickled Lemon


Kohala Field greens, Assorted Veggies, Black Garlic Vinaigrette


Kahua Ranch Wagyu Short ribs, Crispy Hamakua Mushrooms, Ulu Gnocchi


Ohelo berry cheese cake

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.

Let’s Eat!