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Kona Jerry's LLC

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6 August 2019

It was such a pleasure working with Kona Jerry's for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner!  Jerry returned my call right away and gave me all the information I needed, then invited me for a tasting of all his food.  My husband, son and I were wowed by his BBQ skills!  The chicken, brisket, ribs and pork belly were all superb (and we have family in Texas so we've been to some top BBQ spots!).  We selected the chicken and brisket for our dinner, and the guests were all gushing.  The Memphis cole slaw had a delightful kick; the papaya seed dressing was amazing and the green salad exceptionally fresh; the ranchero beans were some of the best I've ever had; our guests loved trying all the funky tropical fruits (and a few familiar varieties such as pineapple and mango), and last but absolutely not least--the mango macadamia nut bread was moist and delicious.  Oh, and how could I forget the Mango Ginger Lemonade? My guests were all raving about it all.   Jerry showed up when he said he would and his staff was professional and friendly.  He had plenty of food and the presentation was lovely.  Jerry was so friendly and many of my guests enjoyed chatting with him and hearing his secrets for great BBQ.  You won't be disappointed hiring Kona Jerry! More...

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17 April 2019

I have used Kona Jerrys for a couple of my work BBQ's (construction).I am very pleased with him and his whole team. The set up is beautiful and the food was all everyone could talk about. I had a 3 meat 2 salad lunch. Fed the crew and everyone had a great time. He is so nice and makes the event feel more like family bbq time. I recommend him if anyone is looking to use for an event. More...

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1 April 2019

If you want to have a great party with great food with even better service Kono Jerrys is the place. I placed my order from 3000 miles away and a few very enjoyable phone calls everything was set. I recieved nothing but rave reviews for the food and service.  My only regrets was that I couldn't be there More...

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24 November 2018

Kona Jerry's catered my friends wedding over the weekend. The staff were friendly and the food was amazing!! The mango bread was out of this world!! Thank you guys!

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8 October 2018

From the moment we met Kona Jerry for our first wedding tasting, we knew he was the one. It was love at first bite. Holy smokes, this man knows his BBQ! As a very picky meat eater, even I was drooling over the to-die-for ribs! He sent us home with plenty of leftovers so we could enjoy the salad, exotic fruits, perfectly cooked meats, and that AMAZING macadamia nut bread.We just had our wedding and Kona Jerry and his team were absolutely amazing. Kona Jerry worked with us on a fun customized menu and helped me include my favorite Thai dessert, mango sticky rice. He even searched all over the area to find me mangos in season that week, what a gem! The spread was beautiful, the team was on point with everything, and our wedding guests could not get enough! They are still talking about the best ribs they've ever had. You can't go wrong with Kona Jerry! More...

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8 October 2018

From the moment we met Kona Jerry for our first wedding tasting, we knew he was the one. It was love at first bite. Holy smokes, this man knows his BBQ! As a very picky meat eater, even I was drooling over the to-die-for ribs! He sent us home with plenty of leftovers so we could enjoy the salad, exotic fruits, perfectly cooked meats, and that AMAZING macadamia nut bread.

We just had our wedding and Kona Jerry and his team were absolutely amazing. Kona Jerry worked with us on a fun customized menu and helped me include my favorite Thai dessert, mango sticky rice. He even searched all over the area to find me mangos in season that week, what a gem!

The spread was beautiful, the team was on point with everything, and our wedding guests could not get enough! They are still talking about the best ribs they've ever had.

You can't go wrong with Kona Jerry!
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7 May 2018

We used Kona Jerry's for our recent wedding and the experience from start to finish was fantastic. Jerry is very responsive, professional and cooks a delicious spread that guests are still talking about! Which is exactly what we wanted. He was able to customize our menu due to my food allergy and our personal preference of what we wanted to serve our guests. He was even able to accommodate our ever changing guest numbers and never once got cross with me.

If you want amazing food, friendly and professional service and full/happy guests, make sure Kona Jerry is the one catering your wedding or next party! You won't be disappointed.
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24 December 2017

I have been to several events where Kona Jerry has catered and I even had him cater for my dad's celebration of life when he passed away. At his events I have had chicken, pulled pork, ribs, ranchero style beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, and more! My friend is in LOVE with the papaya vinaigrette and wishes she could have it on all her salads. Also, a lot of people mentioned how much they loved the ribs and how the meat just falls right off the bone!My favorites are his pulled pork and mango macadamia nut bread. I crave them all the time. He also makes delicious mango punch and refreshing fruit infused water. His spreads for events are beautiful. He will lay out flowers on the display and he features two amazing fruit spreads. One with sliced fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, etc) and another with tropical fruit (mangoes, papayas, dragonfruit, and some I have never even seen or heard of before). I can't say enough how impressed I am with his professionalism, delicious food, beautiful displays, and his warm and welcoming personality. I would recommend him for any type of event you need to plan. More...

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2 December 2017

9/15/17Kona Jerry is really a 6 star+ caterer.  I'd use him again, and have recommended him.  Kona Jerry has the most melodic voice and his cooking, persona and display all match!  I booked Kona Jerry sight unseen, taste untasted, based on previous Yelp Reviews for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 85 people in Pfeiffer State Park Big Sur and he highly exceeded our expectations.  Kona Jerry knocked our socks off!  He not only showed up early, and began to set up in the picnic ground, (a site he had never been to before), but the displays of food and even most importantly the taste was amazing!  We had bbq ribs, chicken, baked beans, salad, fruit plate, and his incredibly awesome mango macadamia bread and desserts.  He brought the set up, plates, cups, plasticware, and even helped us set up a few of our own extras.  He brought lemonade and flavored water, in beautiful dispensers.  There was no need to supplement.  Not only was the food awesome, but Jerry helped us to pack up leftovers, which were consumed the next day.  He and one helper did it all.  He is a character extraordinaire, and adds to the event!  Friends are still talking about the great food.  Hats off to Kona Jerry!  This is a highest recommendation. More...

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13 November 2017

If you want BBQ that is hands down better than anything you have ever tasted then Kona Jerry is your guy! We hired Kona Jerry for our daughters wedding in 2015, guests still talk about how wonderful the food was! So much better than your typical wedding food! We also used him for a family gathering last August and as to be expected.. Jerry outdid himself! The food was amazing! We will continue to recommend Jerry as he is the best there is! More...

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8 November 2017

Two years in a row and counting, Jerry replaced our previous caterer for a 65-person racing event each year, and it has been one of the best decisions we've ever made.  We've ordered the BBQ brisket, ribs and chicken, and they were all amazingly tender, juicy and flavorful because unlike other caterers, he cooked them fresh on-site in his custom smoker.  Our outdoor event was treated to the aroma of roasted meats as our event came closer to lunch time and people were jumping to get in line for the food.  The smokiness of the brisket and ribs and the crispy roasted chicken were all juicy and packed with flavor.  The cole slaw tasted creamy and delicious, and went perfectly with the BBQ.  The baked beans with sun-dried tomatoes, potato salad and papaya seed dressing on the tossed green salad were also great complements to the menu.  A huge exotic fruit plate, fresh baked rolls and an incredible mango macadamia nut bread rounded out this amazing course nicely.  Jerry is always on time and reliable, and we have nothing but good things to say about his business.  Our attendees were extremely happy and commended us frequently on how great Jerry's food was.  We will be going for a third next year! More...

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2 October 2017

Kona Jerry catered my wedding in July and I could have not picked a better caterer. He was very responsive to emails and the whole process. The food was presented beautifully and it was fresh and amazing. Hands down some of the best food I have ever eaten (My family and friends still mention how great the food was). Him and his helper were on top of everything and kept everything clean and presentable. I recommend kona Jerry BBQ to everyone! Thank you for your amazing service! More...

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30 January 2017

We had Kona Jerry out to cater an event at our home in Carmel Valley. We went with his menu recommendation for the Brisket, Memphis coleslaw, Mango macadamia nut bread and many other tasty items! Not only was the food amazing but we and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed Kona Jerry and his staff. We told him what the colors were and the theme for the event, he went above and beyond with the presentation of the food. First class presentation and food. I'd recommend him for any occasion. He did food for 150 at our home and made it look easy. Way to go Kona!Chad & Court More...

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26 September 2016

We had Kona Jerry cater our company picnic at the Monterey Fairgrounds. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. We will use them again for future events. More...

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25 August 2016

We had Kona Jerry cater the Welcome BBQ during our wedding weekend at Gardener Ranch (Carmel Valley, CA) in August 2016 and everything was nothing short of flawless and absolutely DELICIOUS! With my then-fiancé being a huge BBQ nerd (he smokes his own meats), we were looking for legit BBQ but were not sure what we'd find in the Carmel / Monterey-area.  So we were SO excited to have come across Kona Jerry via Yelp.  And after seeing that Jerry had spent a good amount of time in Hawaii, we were even more excited as my family has some Hawaiian roots and wanted to incorporate some of those flavors and dishes in our food throughout the weekend.  Kona Jerry more than happily obliged, adding in Chicken Long Rice, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, and Mac Salad to our menu!!From our initial "tasting" (where Jerry let us not only taste food, but also bring home leftovers enough to feed a village) through the actual Welcome BBQ, both the service and quality exceeded our expectations.  Jerry confidently told us multiple times that he would be a tough act to follow, and he was absolutely right.  Our guests raved about everything, and particularly loved the whole smoked pig, smoked brisket, and his signature mango macadamia nut bread. Jerry also set up a beautiful buffet line and put huge smiles on our guests' faces as they passed through. More...

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25 August 2016

We had Kona Jerry cater the Welcome BBQ during our wedding weekend at Gardener Ranch and everything was nothing short of flawless and absolutely DELICIOUS!

With my then-fiancé being a huge BBQ nerd (he smokes his own meats), we were looking for legit BBQ but were not sure what we'd find in the Carmel / Monterey-area. So we were SO excited to have come across Kona Jerry via Yelp. And after seeing that Jerry had spent a good amount of time in Hawaii, we were even more excited as my family has some Hawaiian roots and wanted to incorporate some of those flavors and dishes in our food throughout the weekend. Kona Jerry more than happily obliged, adding in Chicken Long Rice, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, and Mac Salad to our menu!!

From our initial “tasting” (where Jerry let us not only taste food, but also bring home leftovers enough to feed a village) through the actual Welcome BBQ, both the service and quality exceeded our expectations. Jerry confidently told us multiple times that he would be a tough act to follow, and he was absolutely right. Our guests raved about everything, and particularly loved the whole smoked pig, smoked brisket, and his signature mango macadamia nut bread. Jerry also set up a beautiful buffet line and put huge smiles on our guests’ faces as they passed through.
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16 June 2016

We had Kona Jerry out to our farm for an event tonight and it was out of this world delicious! The ribs are something I'll dream about for years to come along with his mango macadamia nut bread! !! But even more exceptional than his food, Jerry has such a great rapport with his guests and makes a point to connect with people and make sure they are REALLY enjoying their food experience (and believe me it is an experience). I can't wait until we can have Jerry up to the property for another event. More...

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11 August 2015

We ordered from Kona Jerry's last week for a department appreciation luncheon and it was fantastic! We placed an order for 17 people and had enough leftovers to share with the entire office. Jerry was very sweet and accommodating when I ran late for the pick up. He helped load everything into my trunk and even gave us a massive container of bbq sauce - just in case. I suggest Kona Jerry to anyone in the Monterey area who needs catering. He's a fantastic chef, good businessman, and very kind person. Now for the food. That brisket. Wow. I can't even begin to explain how delicious it was! It just melted in your mouth. The chicken was fantastic (didn't need any bbq sauce at all!). The salad dressing was delicious. Everything was just so good! More...

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12 September 2014

Kona Jerry's can be summed up in one word: DEEEEEELICIOUS!  I hired KJ and his team to cater a fundraiser for about 200 executives in the fruit and veggie industry.  Our event was country rock themed, so BBQ was a natural addition.  And though we wanted hometown BBQ, we also wanted to keep it light, and offer a variety of fruits and veggies.  KJ did the job, and our guests LOVED the food!  The rotisserie smoker he uses for the meats and veggies is absolutely DYNAMITE!  The flavor goes through and through, and because of his cooking technique it keeps the meat light and healthy.  Much better than fried food. Him and his team came early and cooked on-site as guests arrived, which was memorable in itself.  Working with him leading up to the event was a breeze as well.  He was always responsive and easy to get in touch with for questions.  He also developed a custom menu for our event to highlight fruits and veggies, and worked within my minimal non-profit budget.  It was fabulous from beginning to end, so I will definitely be keeping in mind for future events!P.S. Waiting for photos from the photographer, but will share some of the food when I have.  In the meantime, GET YOU SOME! :-) More...

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4 November 2013

Jerry catered our Randy Froh Foundation yesterday and the crowd went crazy over his food. There were 400 ppl to feed and the event went seamlessly. Wonderfully delicious.Jerry"s warm personality and his efficient professional staff really made the event. Thanks Jerry I will for sure be using you in the future!! More...

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26 September 2012

This past Saturday, we had a 50 person wedding reception at our home and backyard in Monterey, California.  We selected Kona Jerry to cater our event and we absolutely could not be more happy with the wonderful work that he did.  We first met Jerry at the Monterey Farmer's Market and knew from the start that he would be perfect.  His tri-tip is absolutely amazing and is even better the next day, his salads are made from scratch and he brings all the skills of a professional chef in a real, down-to-earth way.  We were very very specific and detailed in terms of what we wanted for the event and what we were asking for required a lot of flexibility on Jerry's part.  He fulfilled all of our requests to a T, surpassing our expectations by far. He even received a standing ovation from our guests and his incredibly warm personality was a big factor in making our day all that it was.  Our menu was Jerry's incredible tri-tip, his beautiful pulled-pork, magnificent coleslaw, wonderful potato salad and we also had a seafood bar of smoked salmon (served in slabs!), giant prawns and Jerry's smoked halibut served in artichoke cups.  He did all this at a reasonable cost and there was plenty of food (and leftovers for days!).  When Jerry says 'Nobody's going to go hungry!', he means it!  Thanks for everything Jerry!  Your charm and commitment to quality is amazing.Highly recommended!! More...

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10 January 2012

Jerry has the best food stand at the Monterey Farmers Market, hands down.  Jerry and his helpful team serve up melt in your mouth tri tip, smokey ribs, and home-comforting hulihuli-like chicken. All meat selections are perfect without any condiment or BBQ sauce but the sauce they provide does rock the pallate, no doubt.  Plates are served with their potato salad and baked beans, reasonably priced for the quality they deliver.  But what is hulihuli Chicken the way Hawaii folks like their rotisserie chicken.  And yes, Jerry is from Kona so he is the man to trust.  Others are catching on because the line is getting longer and the regulars are increasing!Not only do they bring Monterey awesome dinner-to-go on Tuesday nights, they also cater amazing specialties, according to their website.  If you don't make it out to farmer's market often you should definitely make a special trip next Tuesday to pick up some dinner from Jerry. More...

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16 October 2011

If you love BBQ this guy is a must! His BBQ is hands down the best on the Peninsula! The ribs, chicken, tri-tip, and brisket are all amazing! Jerry is very nice and doesn't skimp on the portions. Always has a line at Farmers Market. This is the same Kona Jerry who used to be at Bruno's Market. More...

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