OPEN KITCHENS STORY
a branch of
ke Nui kitchen
Open Kitchen Oahu has been a future plan of Ke Nui Kitchen owner, Thomas Naylor, and due to the Covid-19 it was brought to life early! Open Kitchen Oahu creates chef driven meals for people to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes and provides a fast, easy way to plan delicious meals for your week when you're on the go! Open Kitchen takes pride in locally sourcing ingredients from local farms and harbors whenever possible, to radiate the freshest flavors of our beautiful island. We have tons of options for everyone and we are extremely excited to continue to serve you and your 'ohana.
As of 2018,there are 311,525 households with an average of 3.05 persons per household. Here at Open Kitchen Oahu our mission is to provide family style meals for our community to enjoy in the comfort of their on homes. We understand the importance of health and safety, which is why we follow the stringent measures to keep our kitchen sanitary, to ensure the quality and safety of our product. "WellCo" is the theory of our menu which will provide Wellness and Comfort food options, offering a little bit of something for everyone.
MEET OUR TEAM
EXECUTIVE CHEF & FOUNDER
Thomas is the founder of Ke Nui Kitchen and Open Kitchen Oahu. The restaurant business is in his blood. Starting with his grandfather Tiny, and continuing with his father and uncles, the Naylor name is synonymous with food culture dating back to 1924 in California and Nevada.
Thomas has over fifteen years of experience in the food & special events industry. Cultivating a hard working group of selected chefs that have 100 years of shared experience working with many varieties of food including: Local, New American, Farm to Table, Pan Pacific, Latin, Peruvian, and Mediterranean.
Starting in his hometown 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 and community.
As a Maryland local, relocated to the islands, Chef Caroline has found her home here at Ke Nui Kitchen and Open Kitchen Oahu. Her catering career began at the age of 15 and slowly grew into a passion for pastry. From there, Chef Caroline’s pastry training eventually brought her to France where she gained a French Pastry Certificate, as well as a taste for new cuisines.
These days, her ever-adapting interests have lead her towards the world of vegan and gluten free desserts. Chef Caroline loves customizing treats to fit her client's desires for their special event.
Some of our Favorites
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Our friends over at the Surf Rider Foundation recognize restaurants who reduce plastic waste and implement ocean-friendly practices. We take this mission very seriously and look to continue this by finding new ways to minimize our plastic consumption while opening this new door to the Open Kitchen Oahu.