2016 Big Island Chocolate Festival Salutes Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Centennial

With the theme, “Lavalicious-A Chocolate Salute to the 100th Birthday of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park” the fifth annual 2016 Big Island Chocolate Festival is May 13-14 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in a host of delicious, fun […]

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Chocolate Festival Tickets and Holiday Room Packages Available Now!

The Fifth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival Gala, being held from 5:30-9 pm on Saturday May 14th,  blends three events into one decadent evening! A professional  food competition judged by celebrity chefs, a fundraiser to benefit the Kona Kohala Chef’s Association scholarship program for local culinary college students and enrichment programs for the Kona Pacific […]

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$10,000 Presented To Big Island Chocolate Festival Beneficiaries

  On Friday June 19th, the Kona Cacao Association presented two $5000 checks to the beneficiaries of the 2015 Big Island Chocolate Festival. Accepting the check on behalf of the Kona Pacific Public Charter School was Shaheer Faltas, the new Head of School. The funds will go towards equipping the new commercial kitchen/cafeteria being built […]

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Big Island Chocolate Festival Names 2015 Winners

Culinary entries from across the state were tapped winners at last night’s Big Island Chocolate Festival. Chefs, chocolatiers and students were critiqued on taste, texture, appearance and creativity by a team of celebrity judges during the three-day festival. Event host The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i was cited in three categories for best plated dessert, bean to […]

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Big Island Chocolate Festival Student Culinary Competition’s Leading Lady

You have heard of the “Iron Chef” competition and cooking competitions like “Chopped”, right? Well, the Big Island Chocolate Festival has it’s own version with the Student Culinary Competition where two culinary teams from the Big Island, West Hawaii Culinary Academy and the Hawaii Community College-Hilo and the Maui Community College culinary students compete for first, […]

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Buy Tickets Before April 30th And Receive a FREE Gift!

We have created a partnership with Cococlectic to sweeten the deal on early ticket purchases! Purchase your tickets before April 30th and we will give you a $10 e-gift card to spend on any Cococlectic Membership subscription (Sweet Devotee, Bon (Bon) Vivant or Coco’nnoisseur). If you buy “hard copy” tickets here in Kona, make sure we get your […]

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