Briefly tell us about The Beast & Spoon
The Beast & Spoon is a personal chef service founded in 2014 by Daniel Radovcich and Marluy Andrade. We provide clients with a personal chef that cooks a customized, gourmet meal in your kitchen. Our focus is on the integrity of local ingredients.
What COVID-19 updates can you share?
Due to the intimate nature of our services, we require all travelers to provide us with a negative pre-departure test prior to the date of our gig. If you choose to not share a negative pre-departure test, we are happy to provide you with chef services 14 days after you arrive on Maui. We also perform a temperature check, for residents and tourists alike, prior to beginning food prep. Our team will be in masks during the entire service and will use gloves while preparing your food.
Can you accommodate special diets like vegan, celiac (gluten-free) or dairy-free food allergies?
Yes, we work individually with each client to create a menu that is specific to their taste and dietary needs. We encourage off-menu requests that are unique as well (such as tripe, BBQ ribs, oxtails, etc...)
How does your pricing work? Can you give me a quick quote?
Brunch starts at $125/person, Lunch $150/person and Dinner is between $200-$300/person. Keiki (kids) under 14 years old are complimentary. Our minimum order is $1750. Customized menus are welcomed at no additional cost. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
What about prices on major holidays?
It is our policy to increase prices during major holidays to compensate for happy staff and increase of ingredient prices on Maui. Therefore prices double on all major holidays and high season of Dec 20 - Jan 3, and our minimum order jumps to $3500. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for all major holidays.
What is the difference between the two dinner menus, Fine Dining and Family-Style?
Our Fine Dining dinner menu is our highest offering. Each plate is a work of art on its own with great attention paid to the balance each ingredient plays. The table is set artistically and silverware is changed between courses.
Family style is a more relaxed dining experience with the focus placed on robust and flavorful food that is easy to share. Family-style dishes are served on platters allowing each guest to construct their perfect combination and come back for seconds.
How do I make a reservation?
Contact us at (917) 488-8408 or email@example.com with your preferred date and share with us your vision for the meal. Once a non-refundable 20% hold is collected, your reservation is 100% guaranteed.
How far in advance do you recommend booking private chef services?
2-3 weeks in advance is perfectly fine. For big holidays and the months of November & December, we recommend booking at least a month in advance to ensure availability.
Do you serve alcohol?
Yes, we gladly serve wine and mixed drinks, but we cannot purchase liquor on your behalf. Maui County liquor laws require that you (the client) purchase the alcohol on your own, as The Beast & Spoon does not have a liquor license. If you are looking to pair wines with your meal, we recommend working with our sommelier Ed at Wailea Wines. If curated cocktails are part of the plan, we may need to hire a bartender.
What parts of the island do you serve?
We serve all of Maui with additional surcharges for travel to Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Big Island and Kauai.
Do you have waiters?
Yes, every dinner party comes with a minimum team of two - one chef and one server. For parties over 6 we require a dishwasher, and for parties over 10 we require one more server.
What other services could I consider as part of a unique eating experience?
For your convenience we are pleased to offer our clients:
-Sommelier wine pairing
-Flower arrangements and lei
Unfortunately, these services will only be available until after the pandemic:
-Bar services and signature cocktails
-Dinners for two
-Custom calligraphy menus and signage
-Luau, hula, fire, Tahitian dancers
Can we watch the chef in action to learn a thing or two?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. We encourage anyone, including keiki (kids) to join our chef in the kitchen.
Does The Beast & Spoon volunteer their services to nonprofit organizations and community programs?
Yes, we strive to be pono - we love supporting community events on Maui! If you have a local charity, organization or education center that needs catered food, silent auction certificates, chef-led education or marketing consulting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Causes that we are passionate about include Sustainability and the Environment, Arts & Culture, Education and Economic Empowerment.