Big Island Chocolate Festival Awards $17.5K to Four Local Beneficiaries

KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Proceeds totaling $17,500 from the 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) were awarded to four local organizations at the event’s recent volunteer appreciation celebration. Displaying their beneficiary checks with Kona Cacao Association President Farsheed Bonakdar (center) are from left: Ashley Pendergast of Waimea Country School’s Na Keiki Aloha ‘Aina program, Heidi Noche and Dana Mattos of Kona Dance …

Big Island Chocolate Festival Names 2017 Winners

Culinary entries from Maui and the Big Isle were tapped winners at last night’s Big Island Chocolate Festival gala. A sold-out crowd of 600 attendees sprawled inside and out of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel for the sixth annual fundraiser to benefit four island non-profits. The event theme “Worth Its Weight in Gold-The History of Chocolate” was depicted at culinary …

Celebrating the History of Chocolate for the 6th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival

With the theme, “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate,” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 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 delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities. The “must-attend” festival gala—featuring food booths, unlimited …

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour for 2017

Take a cacao farm tour as part of the festivities surrounding the Big Island Chocolate Festival on Friday April 28th from 11 am – 12 pm at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Tickets are $25 and are limited. Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory is located amidst a working cacao farm on the slopes of Hualalai in Keauhou, about six miles south of Kailua …