Married couple and business partners Holly Hadsell El Hajji and Moumen El Hajji grew up in separate cultures, but both have been in the world of food their whole lives, though raised on separate continents, They were both born into families in the restaurant business. Holly went to University of Hawaii, and then went to France to attend the La Varrene cooking school in Paris. While at La Varrene, she learned from the best French chefs, explored the markets and traveled the country, and her love of cooking was solidified. She went on to work for a catering company where she met her soon to be husband, Moumen. They married, and in 1992 together opened the award winning restaurant Beau Soleil, where they also taught weekly cooking classes that sold out consistently. After the closing of Beau Soleil, Holly and Moumen carried on with their passion for cooking, running their very successful company, Pacific Events, feeding just about all film crews, actors and movie stars on location in Hawaii. Moumen grew up in the culinary mecca of Morocco where he was surrounded by delectable cuisine and a family that loved to cook. He left Morocco to attend college in Hawaii where his uncle, a successful chef, owned Hawaii’s top catering company. Cooking won out over plans to attend medical school. He met Holly in his uncle’s catering kitchen, soon after that they were married and opened their first restaurant. Moumen operates Hawaii’s largest catering service to the film industry and has traveled all over the islands and even back to Morocco to cater to TV and film crews.