While in Kauai, our family wanted to experience real Hawaiian cooking hands on. We had never done anything like this before. The experience that Chef Kiki gave us was nothing short of incredible. She lights up the room with her enthusiasm, professionalism and passion for cleanly sourced food...and the flavors..oh my! We not only experienced a lesson in cooking but learned so much about the island as well as Kiki's experiences traveling the world. I will never buy Hawaiian Rolls from the store again..so amazing! I highly recommend Kiki if you are considering hiring a chef. Don't hesitate. You will be delighted!
-Jennifer Bell Lakeville, MN-
"Kiki's dinner party at my home truly was one of the most sensual, decadent culinary experiences of my life.
While using only the freshest and cleanest ingredients, her visual presentation was only exceeded by the flavor and texture of her fabulous food."
-Lisa Bonbright - Café Gratitude / Gracias Madre-
Kiki is smart, warm, and nurturing… and her food delivers in the same way!
She and the kids made pizza together, great drinks for all ages were continuously on hand, and the markets were scoured for best products.
She creates an environment that is fabulous, fresh, wholesome, and creative. Whether indoor or outdoor eating, she makes it a feast.
And the simple is sensual. Couldn’t ask for more
As rather spoiled gourmands, we were delighted morning, noon, and night
We are sadly back from Kauai :-( But I wanted to thank you again for coming out and cooking an amazing dinner! You definitely gave us the most memorable meal of the trip and provided us with a fun night. If we ever make it back I will be sure to look you up again...
Ok Kiki. You are a pro’s pro in case no one has told you that recently. Everything was superb; the prawn dish was crazy good. Thanks for making our afternoon really special. Now can you do something about the weather? Mahalo!
And many thanks,
Nassau County, Long Island
"Imagine that you’ve transported yourself to one of the planet’s most beautiful spots--- Kaua’i---and you want to experience the best of the island’s culinary delights at your home away from home.
Here’s what you do: Call Kiki Alexander, world-travelled local chef (and killer ukulele player) and have her create a dinner party for your group---whether it’s an extended family or just the two of you. She’ll listen to your wishes and interests and produce one of the most memorable dinners of your life. My wife and I have experienced her dinners more than once, and we’re still talking about them---and looking forward to the next one.
For starters, ask for her Sugar Cane Shrimp—wonderful lemongrass and Kaffir lime-infused Kaua’i shrimp cakes on sugar cane skewers. You’ll think you just dreamed these little jewels. But save room for Kiki’s chilled Summer Sweet Corn Bisque, airy and layered as the evening clouds over Bali Hai.
For seafood lovers, you’re in the best hands and the perfect spot. The catch of the day might be any of the beautiful local snappers---onaga, opakapaka, or uku---or perhaps something more exotic like opah, nairagi, or hebi. Yellowfin and bigeye tuna abound, and Kiki can turn any of these into a miracle on a plate for you.
And don’t forget dessert: once you’ve had her green tea ice cream and famous lemon shortbread cookies, your trip will be complete. And as an added bonus, you’ll get to know one of the most talented, interesting and engaging people on the island. If you’re really lucky, Kiki will bring her uke, too."
Jim & Jane LaCombe
Thank you so much, all of the food was delicious! I will recommend you to any friends we have traveling to Kauai and would definitely contact you again if we come back!
The dinner was delicious! Thank you for all your hard work it was truly appreciated!
Kiki is a fabulous chef and a delight to work with. She carefully considers food preferences, any special dietary needs and overall ambiance for the event. She offers suggestions and embellishments to custom craft a meal to suit your desires. She has over a decade of experience, mostly on luxury yachts. We engaged Kiki for a special birthday dinner party for 8 in our home. She created multiple courses and we complimented each with wine pairings. All of her offerings were gourmet and beautifully presented. Her preparations began early in the day with freshly baked bread. She arrived several hours before the event and was professionally equipped. She served each course and cleaned up afterwards. Although she works unobtrusively, we encouraged her congenial company after the meal so she could enjoy the compliments from all the guests. -Luane M. Kauai, Hawaii
Flavorful, colorful, delicious, local food. The best meal on the island! Well thought out menu that accommodated all dietary requests, so good we invited her back! ....and the leftovers weren't too shabby either...
Fort Collins, CO
Wow what a wonderful meal!!! There are no words to express how great the entire meal was. Was in a food coma for hours!
I would definitely recommend Kiki Alexander to anyone!!
Thanks so much Kiki! You were outstanding! We loved every minute of it!
We hope we will come back to Kauai and have you again as our master chef! :)
R. Drake and Family.
Kiki's service was impeccable! She was able to accommodate every dietary restriction we had in our party while still preparing the most delicious meals! We are so happy to have had her in our home! She went out of her way to make our experience first class! She cooked amazing meals including freshly baked goods! She would serve us at the table and insist we just sit back and relax while she took care of everything! Best of all she cleaned up and would be on her way as if nothing even happened! Leaving only leftovers to be happily consumed throughout the day! Thanks Kiki for such a great experience! Everyone at the house agrees you made our trip into a truly first class experience!
Los Angeles, Ca.
We all loved the dinner last night. It was so delicious and unique. Thank you so much for making our Kauai vacation so special with your incredible talent in the kitchen. If we come back next year, we will certainly contact you again. Much love.
-The stabile clan
If you want to have one of the best food experiences EVER than Kiki is your gal. Not only was the cuisine beyond incredible, but her kind and warm personality, knowledge of the Hawaiian culture and food was something I will never forget. She was such an important part of my vacation and can't wait to experience it all over again.
Kiki was one of the most important parts of our vacation - hands down!
After spending just 10 minutes talking to her we felt like we knew her for a long time, she felt like part of the family.
Her attention to detail and personalized service are what set her apart and make her so special.
Besides that her culinary skills are amazing!
She truly exudes the Aloha Spirit and helped make our vow renewal dinner one of the highlights of our Hawaiian experience.
Cream Ridge NJ
"Kiki is a true artist in the kitchen. But, not only can she prepare a world class meal, she can also teach, talk, and train with the best of them. Our entire dinner party couldn't decide if we preferred the meal itself, or the preparation and time we spent with both Kiki and her wonderful Sous chef. We asked for a creative and delicious dinner without the pomp, and Kiki delivered, vastly surpassing our dining expectations, and also gave us the perfect memory for our last day in Kauai... Thank you Kiki, from all of us!"
-The McWhorter Family and Friends-