Media Room

If you are member of the media and would like to reach us about the 2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival, please contact Fern Gavelek at (808) 640-2155 or email inquiries to FernG@Hawaii.rr.com

2019 Press Coverage:

Calendar posting:

This Week Hawaii

GoHawaii.com

February 6, 2019

Big Island now - Big Island Chocolate Festival Chooses Theme & Beneficiaries

Hawaii Tribune Herald - Beneficiaries named for chocolate gala

February 8, 2019

Daily Blender - Lion Coffee Partners with Hawaiian Airlines

February 12, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines - Where to Find Chocolate in Hawaii: A Local’s Guide to Everything Chocolate

February 18, 2019

West Hawaii Today - Eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival April 26-27

February 20, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines - Big Island Chocolate Festival Event Details

February 23, 2019

Hawaii 24/7- Big Island Chocolate Event April 26-27, 2019

February 26, 2019

Hawaii Tribune Herald - Let’s Talk Food: Tasting various sriracha sauces

March 20, 2019

Daily Blender – Upcoming 2019 Food & Drinks Events

March 21,2019

Travel Weekly – Save the date for some of the aloha state’s best events

April 1, 2019

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast – Tom Cross, Hotel Manager, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii

April 4, 2019

Big Island now – Big Island Chocolate Festival set for April 26 & 27

April 8, 2019

North Hawaii News – Chocolate Fest Events planned

April 10, 2019

All Things Big Island Hawaii – Facebook Post

April 12, 2019

Hawaii News Now – Prepare to indulge: The Big Island Chocolate Festival is happening soon!

April 13, 2019

KHON2 – Big Island Chocolate Festival

April 16, 2019

Big Island Now – Culinary Lineup Announced for BICF Gala

April 21, 2019

Hawaii Tribune Herald – Tropical Gardening: Save that Easter lily after the holiday

April 22, 2019

Big Island Now – Tickets Still Exist for Big Island Chocolate Festival

April 23, 2019

West Hawaii Today – The Palamanui Palate: Culinary students receive an education in chocolate from masters of the craft

April 24, 2019

All Things Big Island – Facebook

April 25, 2019

All Things Big Island – Facebook

All Things Big Island – Facebook

April 27, 2019

West Hawaii Today – Facebook

SoCal Restaurants Show, April 27, 2019: Owner / Chef Bryan Fujikawa, Kona Grill House, Kealakekua, Hawaii

SoCal Restaurant Show – Farsheed Bonakdar , President, Kona Cacao (KCA) and Proprietor of Cocoa Outlet

SoCal Restaurant Show – April 27, 2019: Christopher Galindo, Restaurant Chef, Meridia at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

SoCal Restaurant Show – April 27, 2019: Stephane Treand, MOF, The Pastry School, Tustin, CA

SoCal Restaurant Show – April 27, 2019: “Tequila John” Atanasio, Tattoo Tequila – Tequila & Chocolate Tasting

SoCal Restaurant Show – April 27, 2019: Tom Cross, Hotel Manager, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

SoCal Restaurant Show – Live from the Big Island Chocolate Festival

April 29, 2019

The Kaʻū Calendar Newspaper - Kaʻū Trojans culinary students presented their chocolatier skills at last weekend's Big Island Chocolate Festival in Kohala.

April 30, 2019

West Hawaii Today - Big Island Chocolate Festival names winners

Big Island Video News - Big Island Chocolate Festival Winners Named

May 1, 2019

Big Island Now - 8th Annual Festival Attracts Big Island Chocoholics

2018 Press Coverage:

June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018
June 21, 2018
May 5, 2018

Maui Now - Big Island Chocolate Festival Benefits UHMC Culinary Students

May 1, 2018

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast with Farsheed Bonakdar, KCA and BICF President

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast with Alicia Boada, of Barry Callebaut Chocolates

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast with John Atanasio of Tattoo Tequila Chocolates

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast with Stephane Treand of The Pastry School 

SoCal Restaurant Show Podcast with Dayne Tanabe and Eddie Enojardo of Hilton Waikoloa Village

April 30, 2018

KITV News at 10 Broadcast

April 30, 2018

Big Island Now - BICF Names Winners

Big Island Now - Hight School Chefs Take Top Honors

April 30, 2018

West Hawaii Today - Big Island Chocolate Festival gives high-schoolers a chance to show their skills

Hawaii Tribune Herald - Students Show Their Dessert Skills

April 28, 2018

Hawaii Tribune Herald - Calendar

Hawaii.com

April 26, 2018

SoCal Restaurant Show - Live from BICF

April 25, 2018

Hawaii Life Blog

April 24, 2018

West Hawaii Today

April 23, 2018

365 Kona - Blog

April 22, 2018

Hawaii Tribune Herald

April 20, 2018

Big Island Now

April 19, 2018

West Hawaii Today

April 18, 2018

Hawaii Tribune Herald

April 17, 2018

KHON2 News

April 17, 2018

KHON2 News - Living 808

April 16, 2018

North Hawaii News - Waimea Country School

April 16, 2018

Link Shared via KITV

April 11, 2018

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/14272118/big-island-chocolate-festival-offers-decadent-gala

April 6, 2018

https://www.clarkhawaii.com/blog/2018/04/celebrate-hawaii-cacao-farmers-and-chocolatiers-at-the-big-island-chocolate-festival/

March 30, 2018

https://10times.com/chocolate-festival-hawaii?utm_source=odash&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=odash_eventReverify27Days

March 27, 2018

http://bigislandnow.com/2018/03/26/big-island-chocolate-festival-april-28/

March 19, 2018

http://mauinow.com/2018/03/19/maui-culinary-program-is-beneficiary-of-big-island-chocolate-festival/

Feb 28, 2018

https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/calendar-of-events/7th-annual-big-island-chocolate-festival

February 6, 2018

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/02/06/features/lets-talk-food-happenings-around-town/

January 1, 2018

http://travelandgolf.info/2018/01/01/big-island-chocolate-festival-2018/

December 24, 2017

http://www.mauinews.com/life/pau-hana/2017/12/chocolate-oasis-there-really-is-a-pot-of-hana-gold-at-end-of-east-maui-rainbow/

December 19, 2017

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/features/let-s-talk-food-merry-christmas

December 11, 2017

http://westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/northern-notes/bicf-seeks-2018-beneficiaries

December 9, 2017

https://www.themaven.net/thechocolatelife/events/2018-big-island-chocolate-festival-krkzLbuum0--5StuWMN5kg

December 7, 2017

http://www.thisweekhawaii.com/events/big-island/1221/big-island-chocolate-festival/

November 30, 2017

http://bigislandnow.com/2017/12/01/hawaii-island-chocolate-festival-seeking-beneficiaries/

https://newsofhawaii.com/2017/12/01/hawaii-island-chocolate-festival-seeking-beneficiaries/

October 25, 2017

http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2017/10/25/5-big-island-food-festivals-to-look-out-for-2018/

September 18, 2017

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36394711/sunrise-10-year-on-hawaii-island-community

Undated Posts

https://thinkbigislandtravel.com/hawaii-news/

https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/calendar-of-events/big-island-chocolate-festival

https://www.wtahawaii.com/2018-big-island-chocolate-festival/

http://punahappenings.com/pb/wp_b8c0700f/wp_b8c0700f.html

http://www.southkohala.com/events/festivals/big-island-chocolate-festival

https://10times.com/chocolate-festival-hawaii

https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/events/big-island-chocolate-festival-3

https://www.alohavisitorguides.com/event/big-island-chocolate-festival-4/all/

http://hawaiipublicradio.org/community-calendar

http://chocolateaffairsmagazine.com/cccccccccccccccc/

http://www.thisweekhawaii.com/events/big-island/1221/big-island-chocolate-festival/

April 1, 2017

Story in Low Carb Magazine Issue Link to download below:

April 7, 2017

April 18,2017
 
April 19, 2017
 
April 20, 2017
 
April 21, 2017
 
 
April 26-28: airing 50 times from Orange County in Southern California via AM 830 KLAA,  Andy Harris “SoCal Restaurant Show”
April 28, 2017
 
April 28,2017 Broadcast Live from BICF:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 Press Coverage:

Feb. 2, 2016

http://www.gohawaii.com/en/events/big-island-chocolate-festival1/

Feb. 5, 2016

http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-features/about-town-2-5-16

Feb. 5, 2016

http://damontucker.com/2016/02/05/big-island-chocolate-festival-salutes-hawaii-volcanoes-national-park-centennial/

Feb. 6, 2016

http://bigislandnow.com/2016/02/06/2016-big-island-chocolate-festival-to-salute-hvnp/

March 8, 2016

http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/festivals-events-guide/food-festivals/2016/03/07/sweets-festivals-usa/81265916/

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March 30, 2016
April, 2016
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April 21, 2016
April 28, 2016
April 30, 2016
May 2, 2016
May 3, 2016
May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016
May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016
May 9, 2016

2015 Press Coverage:

2.7.2015

2.15.2015

 
4.2.2015
 
4.2.2015
 
4.5.2015
 
4.7.2015
 
4.9.2015
 
4.13.2015
 
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4.15.2015
 
4.16.2015
4.23.2015
 
4.29.30
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5.1.2015
 
5.3.2015
 
5.5.2015
 
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5.7.2015
 
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5.7.2015
KWXX and KHNON TV (FOX) Wake Up 2Day
 
5.8.2015
 
5.9.2015
 
5.9.2015

2014 Press Coverage