BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Hawaii Island (North Kohala)
The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
One1 N. Kaniku Drive
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
May 02, 2014 to May 03, 2014
Student competition, seminars May 2; Gala 6-10 pm May 3
The alluring taste of chocolate is savored May 2-3 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Headlining the decadence is "Mr. Chocolate" Jacques Torres of the Food Network, Derek Poirier of Valrhona USA, Donald Wressel of Guittard and Stanton Ho for Amoretti. Enjoy a student competition, plus hands-on seminars and demos Friday. The 6-10 pm Saturday gala in the Grand Ballroom offers chocolate-infused cuisine created by top chefs, plus chocolate sculptures, wine, music, dancing and silent auction. Culinary stations vie in a variety of categories judged by celebrity chefs. Cast your vote for the People's Choice Award.
Event benefits the Equip the Kitchen campaign for future Hawaii Community College-Palamanui and Kona Pacific Public Charter School. Inclusive Chocolate Lovers packages and discounted room rates for attendees at The Fairmont available. bigislandchocolatefestival.com.