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TESTIMONIALS

A MEAL THAT IS TRULY LIFE-CHANGING

It's truly a difficult task to put into words the profound impact a meal prepared by the The Beast & Spoon's crew has on one's trip to the islands. Never in my years on earth had I experienced a meal that is truly life-changing, but here I am sharing this wonderful experience! The exquisitely prepared courses were sourced with hyper-local fruits, vegetables, meats, and each dish was better than the last.
I cannot sing the praises of this group enough!

Matt J.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP TO MAUI

It's truly a difficult task to put into words. Chef Daniel and his team are amazing.  He and Marluy worked with us before our recent trip to Maui to plan a memorable, delicious meal that included something for everyone.  We traveled with picky teens so planning a meal that everyone would enjoy was a challenge.  All I can say is that the result was AMAZING!!!  Everything was amazing, fresh, and locally sourced, which was a nice bonus.  Even our resident foodies were impressed. Chef Daniel and crew created a wonderful meal that was one of the highlights of our trip to Maui. Highest recommendation! If you are looking for a caterer or private chef on Maui, the Beast & Spoon is the way to go!! Mahalo Chef Daniel and Marluy!  Fantastic experience!!

P W.

EXCELLENCE ALL LEVELS

Excellence all levels. The Beast and Spoon provided a fabulous meal and a fabulous experience. I thought our large party would be difficult to manage but not these guys! I cannot say enough about the Beast and Spoon. Chef Daniel five stars all the way and Marluy anticipated and planned for all our needs and wants.    Thank you again for an unforgettable experience.

John L.

5 STAR RESTARAUNT QUALITY DINNER

Amazing food and great service! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing night in with a 5 star restaurant quality dinner. Chef Daniel is so talented. I would recommend the house pickles and his award winning stuffing!

Olivia F.

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THEM FOR A SPECIAL CELEBRATION

We used Beast and Spoon on our family vacation to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We have two small kids and it seemed like a great way to have a special dinner and not be at a fancy restaurant. Beast and Spoon did not disappoint. They were fantastic to work with. Easy to get in contact with and super friendly. The food was fabulous and they were very professional. It was a wonderful experience and worth the money. My parents loved it and it was the highlight of the trip. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a special celebration.

Lindsay F.

IT WAS ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION

We recently hired the Beast and Spoon to prepare an anniversary feast for us, our three children, their spouses, and four grand children ranging in age from 8-13, for a total of 12 diners.  My wife spoke initially with Marluy and then Daniel to finalize the menu which included Ahi Tuna poke, Portuguese sausage tacos, pickled cucumbers, 18 hour smoked Kahlua pork, Monchong fish, Maui chopped salad, Hawaiian fried rice, and Bananas Foster.

Without going into the details of how delicious the food was, the other big highlight was their friendliness, openness and encouragement to get involved with some preparation and questions of what they were doing.  It was much more than just eating wonderful food, it was an evening's entertainment and education.

Starting with their arrival with all their coolers and cookware, they set up the tables, prepared the food, and did a better job of cleaning up afterward then we would have done.
The big test which was passed with flying colors was that our grandchildren ate everything and wanted more.  They said they hoped that we would celebrate our 51st anniversary the same way!

This was definitely the highlight of our week in Maui and was an event which will be remembered and treasured by all of us.

Thanks again to Daniel, Marluy, and Jenna.

Paul L.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

Absolutely amazing!  They were all very nice and fit in very well with our group.  The food was beyond delicious and very creative!  Will definitely be using them again and i highly recommend them to anyone else looking for the culinary experience.

Nick R. 

CUSTOM MENUS EACH DAY

Amazing food and service sums it up. Cooked three days for us in Maui for multiple meals. Custom menus each day and all were very creative and delicious. Highly recommend!!!

D.J. M

ON OUR "MUST DO LIST" FROM NOW ON

What a treat.  We had Daniel and Marluy at our vacation rental last night to prepare a meal for our family.  The quality of food,  preparation,  presentation and service was fabulous.   We had ask Daniel to surprise us.   He did a tremendous job.   Everything was wonderful.  Marluy provided wonderful service to make the evening special.   We will contact them again on our next visit.   This is on our must do list from now on.

David T.

EVERYONE LICKED THEIR PLATE CLEAN 

Chef Daniel and his team prepared a wonderful meal for our family and we couldn't have loved them more! We had a group of 19, ages 1-77 and everyone licked their plates clean! You will not regret hiring them!! Simply amazing food and service!!

Alexandra D.

AMAZING AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

An amazing and unique experience. Professionals, fresh local ingredients and special dining. This is a great team at the top of their game. If you want it done right and memorable this is what you are looking for.

Steve R.

IT WAS EVERYTHING WE IMAGINED IT TO BE

Thank you so much for a memorable birthday dinner. It was everything we imagined it to be.  A beautiful setting, our family all together, and of course the amazing food.  Every dish was absolutely delicious. The whole team did an outstanding job from our initial contact to planning the meal, to the evening itself. We haven't stopped talking about what a special dinner it was.  It really was the perfect evening.

Boo D.

THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPER COOL

These people are super cool on top of making amazing food! We had a brunch for a friend's birthday and they made bacon and eggs and scrambles and peppers and fruit and sausage and everything. They also brought freshly squeezed OJ for mimosas. To Finnish it all off ;) they made Finnish pancakes with fruit and whipped topping. It's safe to say that I was full, satisfied, and the perfect amount of buzzed.

Young B.

OUR FAVORITE MEAL ON THE ISLAND

Our family of 12 had The Beast & Spoon and it was an absolute treat. The service was fantastic and the food was even better. They were flexible with our crazy family and even made enough food for yummy leftovers.So far our favorite meal on the island - HIGHLY recommend. Chef Daniel is extremely talented and you won't want to miss out!

Madeline F.

LITERALLY EVERYTHING WAS TERRIFIC

This was easily the best meal we had while on Maui - and that includes a couple of the most highly rated restaurants on the island.  The food was excellent - I might normally say what was good and what wasn't, but this was a case where literally everything was terrific.  I doubt you can go wrong with the menu choices, which change depending upon what's in season.  Chef Daniel and Marluy were a pleasure - from menu planning, to accommodating food preferences, to executing and serving the food well, to bringing  lovely presences to our condo at the Montage, my entire family felt it was a great experience.  As a bonus, we also met Marluy's mom - which was also a pleasure.  A personal chef dinner has gone particularly well when at the end, we all sat on the lanai, sipped wine and chatted about Maui and other topics.  Our four person dinner was a piece of cake for them.  I suspect they could handle large catering events easily. Highly recommended.

L. J.

FABULOUS SERVICE AND UNBELIEVABLY TASTING FOOD

Best catering experience of my life! Fabulous Service and unbelievably tasting food. Diverse menu with a plethora of options to select from so it is sure to suit your whole family. 5/5 would reccomend

Tyler M. 

MAGIC FOR OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

We just returned from Maui and were so very fortunate to have had The Beast & Spoon work their magic for our 50th anniversary dinner celebration.  Daniel, Marluy and Marluy's Mom are a team extraordinaire.  Daniel and Marluy prepared one of the most incredible meals of our lives for our party of eight and we couldn't have been more thrilled.  (We are all self-described foodies). If there was a sixth star, we'd use it.  Don't hesitate to select them for your special meal, and prepare to be amazed.

Karen Q.

MADE OUR TRIP SPECIAL

This crew really made our trip special. We had them come out 3 times on our 1 week trip and each time they impressed.

They are extremely friendly, but most of all they flat out know how to cook.

My favorite dish of the weekend would have to be the smoked pig.

Bryan B.

THE FOOD IS EXQUISITE

Dan and Marluy are two of the most personable, dedicated, talented personal chefs I have ever met.  The food was absolutely exquisite at our Maui vacation rental, but what sets this duo apart is the incredible attention to detail and their endearing down-to-earthiness.  They'll welcome questions and chatter as they cook, and they're wonderful people with great stories to share.  An absolute must while you're in Maui, and by far one of our top highlights of the entire trip.  Dan and Marluy - we miss you!  Please come visit us in San Francisco soon!!! xoxo

Eugene C.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET OUR INCREDIBLE MEAL AND EVENING

My friends and I just returned from our vacation in Maui.  The Beast and Spoon came to our Condo to prepare a spectacular meal for my friend's birthday.  The dinner was simply outstanding.  The food was amazing, elegant and delicious, and Daniel and Marluy were amazing to work with from the very first time we connected all the way through the stunning dessert course.  We will never forget our incredible meal and evening with The Beast and Spoon as our private chef!  Thank you, Daniel and Marluy!

Heidi H.

THE FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS WERE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

We had a wonderful catered meal at a friend's condo in Wailea. The food and wine pairings were absolutely fabulous! The fish and all of the ingredients were very fresh and the meal inventive. I highly recommend The Beast and Spoon for catered meals!

Sydney J.

A FLAWLESS SHOW OF EXCELLENT COOKING

It couldn't have been a better experience! Chef Daniel and Marluy were an amazing team. A flawless show of excellent cooking paired with interesting and informative information about each dish. Very hard to choose my favorite dish but the lamb kabobs with homemade tzatziki, fresh ahi poke with a delicious sea cucumber salad and bananas fosters are just a few! I wish we would have had them cook every night instead of eating out in Maui, it was the best meal and most comfortable experience we had by far!

Jake A.

A WONDERFUL MEMORY FOR OUR LARGE FAMILY

What a great experience . Chef Daniel and his wonderful team helped make a wonderful memory for our large family . The food was amazing , the service was spectacular , and the presentation was delightful .  A must do when in Maui ! You will not be disappointed.

Susan F.

THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

A friend of mine hired them to do a brunch for her birthday. They made freshly squeezed juice for our mimosas and were really cool and laid back. MORE IMPORTANTLY - the food was absolutely amazing. They made finish pancakes and an amazing egg medley and amazing veggies. It was so delicious. I highly recommend them. They said they also do dinners and lunches. It's crazy to think how amazing that food would be if their brunch menu was so good. Thank you, guys!

Annairb S.

WE PLAN TO USE THEM AGAIN WHEN WE GO BACK TO MAUI

My wife and I recently treated friends from the mainland to a catered brunch at Ocean Vodka catered by The Beast & Spoon (Chef Daniel and Marluy). It was part of a package they generously donated to Make-a-Wish.  We had such a fabulous time.  The food was great and the view was ideal for a brunch.  The hard part was catering in high winds.  We happened to pick a day that was extremely windy with gust to 25-30 kts.  Despite this Daniel and Marluy did a fantastic job.  We plan to use them again when we go back to Maui for another event.

Madeline F.

THE BEST PART WAS THE TASTE

We needed a roasted pig for a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony!  From the initial contact to the delivery of the pig we were extremely impressed with the professionalism of Marilou and the chef. They were so accommodating and understood the significance of the pig at our ceremony.  The presentation of the pig was so important they made sure it looked great complete with flowers surrounding it and an apple in his mouth!!  The best part was the taste!!  Our guests raved about the meat which was superb, so moist and tender. While in Maui we ate in several 5 star restaurants but I have to say our best meal was the roasted pig.  Thank you!!

Ada G.

ENJOYED EVERY BITE

The Beast and Spoon is like having your friends over, that cook WAY better than you, to exploit their talents so you can drink a glass of wine and relax. Fresh ingredients, wonderful flavors and beautiful presentation. Had such a great time and enjoyed every bite! I will miss Maui and The Beast and Spoon!

Laura L.

SUPER-PROS

We booked The Beast & Spoon for my husband's 40th birthday dinner and were thrilled with the experience.  Daniel and Marluy arrived promptly at our resort and delivered seasonal, flavor-full and sophisticated food while remaining unfazed, accommodating and delightful by the carnage that was toddler bedtime which took place during the first course.  All the dishes and wine were excellent but our party were all in agreement that the tropical mahi mahi ceviche stole the show.  And if that wasn't enough, Marluy very kindly emailed us her personal recommendations for Maui which was hugely appreciated! Also very tidy and organised - super-pros.  So if you're looking for a private dining experience look no further than The Beast & Spoon who will deliver you exciting, delicious food with aloha.  Mahalo!

Zoe G.

THEIR ENERGY WAS WARM AND FOCUSED

My family just finished an 8 day vacation together in Paia and we had the pleasure of sharing two of our evenings with Marluy & Daniel.  The nights they cooked for us were fantastic.  If you're thinking of going with a private chef experience, they are definitely the ones to choose.  

Setting things up was super simple, a few emails, a phone call and we were booked- nights chosen and menu selected.  Their energy when they showed up was warm and focused as they began all the prep work and that same warm energy was maintained even with the challenge of my two young kids constantly sneaking in to watch, learn, and play.  Everything they put together for us was fresh, organic, and locally sourced (when available) and we loved it all.  If it is any indication of how wonderful everything was, our boys ATE EVERYTHING that was put in front of them!  And not only was the food sensational, Daniel and Marluy were a delight to have in our home.

If you are in Maui, and have the opportunity to stay at home and have them prepare a meal for you, do it.  You will not be disappointed and you're surely remember it.

Max L.

HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS, AND DELICIOUS MEALS

We were on a week long yoga retreat and had the pleasure of having The Beast and Spoon cook for us all day everyday. They provided us with healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. They were able to showcase a wide variety of food to accommodate all 37 people and our different needs. They chatted with guests to find out what we liked and how they could best cater to our group from day to day. They were very professional and a pleasure to have around all week. We feel blessed to have had this dynamic duo as part of our experience. Incredible!

Desiree G.

EVERYTHING WAS FIRST RATE

The whole experience with Marluy and Chef Daniel was exceptional. From the initial conversation in discussing the menu accommodating personal preferences through to the night itself - everything was first-rate. Nothing was left to chance as we created a very special surprise dining experience for my Wife's 40th Birthday. Chef Daniel created a special kids only menu so that they were fed and out of the way before the Main Event! For 3 of the pickiest eaters ever - it was certainly a great treat to see them happily eating. What followed was an incredibly special meal including 4 fabulous courses including Poke Bar - Ahi Tuna, Watermelon Salad,  Seared Monchong which was out of this world with an amazing red pepper coulis sauce and finished off with tropical fruits and ice cream. Chef Daniel even did a special Birthday Carrot Cake so that we could celebrate the occasion. It was simply the best decision I made in hiring the Beast and Spoon to make a very special trip...even better. A simply magical experience. Much Maholo Chef Daniel, Marluy and Brandon.

Mark M.

THE WHOLE OPERATION WAS PROFESSIONAL

Wow! What a treat! Chef Daniel's food is incredible! I can't rave enough about each and every dish. The whole operation was so professional, right down to the impeccable clean-up. The Beast & Spoon was so accommodating to our family, which included 5 kids under the age of 7. We will definitely use them again!

Erin L.

THEY CATERED TO OUR LARGE GROUP REALLY WELL

Wow! Dan and Marluy cooked us an amazing dinner on my parents 35th wedding anniversary at our rental home in Maui. The food was delicious! It was a real treat to have them cook for us. The time between courses was perfect for us. We were a big party of 14 and they catered to our big group really well. I highly recommend them for your function!

Sasha R.

EVERYDAY JUST GOT BETTER AND BETTER

AMAZING!!!! All around from the service to the quality of the food everything was just fantastic. Our menu was not the easiest to accommodate with GF, Vegan, and Veg all in our group, but they made it happen and it all tasted unreal. The selection of menus that they provided for our group was diverse and everyday just got better and better. The food is a must!

Todd G.

FED US ALL WEEK (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)

Thank you chef Daniel and Marluy for feeding us all week (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We were a large and complicated group of meat eaters, vegans, dairy free and gluten free yogis. Your food was delicious. I especially enjoyed all the salads.

Alisa R.