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9th Annual Kona Chocolate Festival

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9th Annual Kona Chocolate Festival

Time: April 2, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel
Street: 75-5660 Palani Road
City/Town: Kailua Kona HI 96740
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Phone: 808-987-8722
Event Type: tasting, competition, festival
Created By: Michael Braun
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2011

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Event Description


We are delighted to announce that the Ninth Annual Kona Chocolate Festival will take place on Saturday April 2nd, 2011, at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Presented by Na'alehu Theater, the aim of the Kona Chocolate Festival is to entertain both visitors to and residents of the Hawai‘i’s Island; showcase the creative talents of fine chefs, ice cream & candy makers, and chocolatiers; and highlights cacao farming and the chocolate industry in Hawai'i.

The 9th Annual Kona Chocolate Festival features a chocolate taste-off competition with awards in professional and amateur categories. Entries are judged by selected local professional chefs and other experienced personalities, as well as by attendees through "people's choice" nominations. Savory chocolate creations are encouraged! Contestants prepare appetizers, entrées and desserts – all made with chocolate, of course!

The evening gala also includes a silent auction, live music, wine and champagne, and specialty beer. A portion of the proceeds from the silent auction supports Kona's local chapter of The American Culinary Federation's Chef and Child program, and also a portion goes directly to the new West Hawaii Community College Culinary School in Kailua-Kona for the purchase a confection oven.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.  We hope that you will join us for the 9th Annual Kona Chocolate Festival!

Mahalo for your support and participation,

Michael Braun
Director, Kona Chocolate Festival

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