Noah Hester is the founder and culinary talent behind Puako Provisions & 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.
In these trying times we know that safety is a priority. We want to assure you that Puako Provisions & Catering is following and exceeding all CDC recommendations. Shopping and food prep is all performed wearing mask and gloves, hand washing and sanitizing is performed regularly, and employees' temperature is checked upon arrival to work.
Sophistication meets laid-back beach vibe
The Taste of Hawaii Island
- 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
- Big island raised wagyu carpaccio; quail egg yolk, smoked sea salt
- Ahi poke cucumber cups with wasabi aioli
- 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
“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.