Founder & Executive Chef Thomas Naylor

Thomas Naylor is the founder of Ke Nui Kitchen. Naylor was raised in the restaurant business. Starting with his grandfather Tiny, and continuing with his father and uncles, the Naylor name is synonymous with food culture and business dating back to 1924 in California and Nevada. 

Thomas has over fifteen years of experience in the food & special events industry. Thomas cultivated a hard working selected group of chef’s that have 100 years of shared experience working with Local food, New American, Farm to table, Pan Pacific, Latin, Peruvian, and Mediterranean. On the North Shore, and rippling throughout Oahu, Thomas has garnered a reputation for excellence in culinary services, and most notably a commitment to his clientele.


We offer:

Drop-off Catering Menus
Full Service Buffet
Full Service Family Style
Full Service Plated Meals
Action Stations
Private Chef Experiences

Breakfast Menus
Brunch Menus
Dinner Menus
Custom Menu Creation
Large Selection of Appetizers
Wedding Cakes
Sheet Cakes
Specialty Cakes


Types of events:

Baby’s First Birthday’s
Graduation Parties
Retirement Parties
Celebration of Life
Vow Renewal
Wedding Rehearsals
Wedding Receptions
Morning After Brunches
Corporate Events
Holiday Parties
Craft Services
Production Services




Guests are still talking about the food!

Dear Ke Nui Kitchen,
Thank you for the delicious food at our wedding: our guests are still talking about it. We’re thankful that we actually got to eat as well. 
Thanks again, 

— Jackie + Jason Wang

Unbelievable service leading up to and during our wedding

“Unbelievable service leading up to and during our wedding on 1/21/19. We had 25 guests and setting up a menu plan and designing a wedding cake was an absolute breeze emailing back and forth with Nicole as we are up in Vancouver. The food on the day was incredible- major shout out to the sweet potato watercress salad, Kalua pork and our favourite the squid luau- which I will be dreaming about for months to come. The cake was STUNNING as well- so many options for flavours to choose from, we were so happy with the outcome! We are so thankful we chose KNK to work with. Whenever we told others on the island we were using them they had nothing but praise as well. Thank you so much for making our big day SO special!”

— Kimberly S.

“extremely grateful”

“ KNK! Thank you so much for catering our big day! It was amazing the work the crew puts in and we are extremely grateful. The food, the drinks, the dessert all tasty & great. Thank you again!”

— Daniel & Linda



Contact our amazing team to help plan your next event!