My wife Rowena and I moved to Kailua-Kona in 1996.  We love it here in Kona, this is our last stop on our voyage through life!

Together we run our  catering business Captain’s Table Catering. We coordinate and cater private parties, weddings and special events for small to medium-sized groups up to 70 guests.

We can arrange everything from finding a suitable location,  organizing equipment rentals, planning the menu, preparing the food, setting up the venue, serving the food and cleaning up afterwards. We hire professional helpers as needed for the specific event.

Before moving to Kona we were Captain/chef and crew on  a 65ft charteryacht in the Virgin Islands, showing guests how to have a wonderful vacation, teaching them to sail, snorkel and windsurf, providing three gourmet meals a day and open bar.

While in the Caribbean  I won culinary awards at the cooking competition sponsored by Virgin Islands Charteryacht  League.  I have also won  awards at the Kona Chocolate Festival competition.


We cook with love and serve with aloha!

Colin Gould and Rowena Vaca

Captain’s Table Catering

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Client comments:

Colin and Rowena…We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding dinner so special, the dinner and your company were awesome!”….Laurel R. California.


Hi Colin
It was great hearing from you! I have been meaning to email you and tell you what a fabulous job you, Rowena, and your entire crew did for Stephanies wedding. Mick and I were so happy with the entire event largely because of your participation and the amount of effort that went in to making it a really wonderful evening! We will always remember how it turned out, and how much fun everybody had. We had so many compliments, and were told over and over again from different people that it was the “best wedding” that they had ever been to.
Sue Z. Seattle