When you’re at the Chocolate Festival this weekend (yes, it’s this weekend!) and enjoying bite after delicious bite from the 25+ food vendors, check out the tableware. Provided by Restaurantware, these bamboo leaf-patterned food boats and plates are not only attractive, they’re also all made from sustainable materials, which makes them naturally biodegradable and compostable. We love that their sponsorship helps us lessen our carbon footprint and allows us to share in their commitment to environmental sustainability. 

Have you heard the expression that “you eat with your eyes?” It means that in addition to the aroma, sound and taste of food, the aesthetics of the plating of the dish matter as well. When a dish is visually appealing, it’s so much more appetizing. Restaurantware’s participation makes it basically effortless for BICF chefs, caterers and foodservice professionals to plate their individual dishes and make them even more attractive. This is so important, especially as guests vote for the “People’s Choice” for sweet and savory dishes. The winner in each category receives a 12” mango-wood plate engraved with their winning category along with their name. More importantly they receive a lifetime of bragging rights so the stakes are high!

Mahalo Restaurantware, for not just supporting the Big Island Chocolate Festival for four-plus years, but also for elevating a foodie’s paradise to eco-friendly proportions!

We still have a few tickets available for our “I Love Chocolate” all day combo, as well as individual gala tickets.  We sell out every year so get them now! Aloha!