Archive for November 2018

Kick of the holiday season at Christmas with the Chefs! Saturday December 1st🎄   Leave a comment

Kick of the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza!

Stroll the scenic seaside while enjoying fine local cuisine and festive libations throughout the Luau Grounds at Kamakahonu Bay.

•Tasting Stations

• Beer & Wine

• Live Music

• Silent Auction

Order tickets online at:
Individual Tickets: $90 / VIP Tables of 10: $1250 (includes wines & table service)

West Side Wines • Kona Coffee & Tea • The Spoon Shop • Host Hotel

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is offering a special event room rate and package. To book, call (808) 331-6330 and ask for the Christmas With The Chefs room rates.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 5:30 pm
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

CHAPTER MISSION~The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association members are industry leaders committed to culinary enrichments through professional development and education in our community.

The American Culinary Federation, founded in 1929, is the largest professional, not for profit organization for Chefs and Cooks in the United States. ACF membership provides opportunities for professional development, career building, and networking. More that 20,000 culinarians and food service professionals have joined the ACF for information, education, inspiration, and prestige.

The Kona-Kohala Chapter~Our Island Chapter was started in 1980 with twelve members. Today, there are more than fifty chapter members, plus a College Junior Chef Chapter and a High School Junior Chef Chapter.This group of food service professionals, vendors, and growers attend a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at various restaurants and hotels in West Hawaii. We invite you to attend our next meeting and join our Kona-Kohala Chapter.

The Big Island of Hawaii offers many culinary events throughout the year. Our chapter holds two fundraising events. The premier Christmas event is in its 28th year and assists with scholarships for our members and student culinarians.

Our second benefit is “Culinary Arts Under the Stars” held at the Kings’ Shops. This benefit is directed towards the culinary program at Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui (through our endowment). Some proceeds from the silent auction benefit our ACF Chef and Child Foundation Program: a philanthropic arm of the ACF.

The American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association Charitable & Education Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


Thanksgiving Specials at Waikoloa Beach Resort~Thursday, November 22nd!   Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Specials at Waikoloa Beach Resort~Thursday, November 22nd!

🦃Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Special Thanksgiving Dinner

11:00 am-10:00 pm

Queens’ MarketPlace

(808) 443-5515

🦃Sansei Seafood, Steak and Sushi Special Thanksgiving Menu

5:30-10:00 pm

Queens’ MarketPlace

(808) 886-6286

🦃Hilton Waikoloa Village, Grand Ballroom


Thursday November 22, 2018

3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner buffet featuring carved turkey and prime rib, and pumpkin pie. Live music by John Keawe.

Complimentary self-parking.

Adults: $79 + tax

Children (5-12 years): $35 + tax

🦃Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii Calls Restaurant


Thursday November 22, 2018

4:00-8:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to savor a bountiful array of your favorite culinary delights.

$69 Adults / $30 Children

For more information or reservations, call (808) 886-8111.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving full of memorable times with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving!🍁🦃🍽 🍂

Warmest Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


Mini Concert Series – Sons of Kohala   2 comments

Free Mini Concert Series – Sons of Kohala

FREE EVENT –  Join us for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Coronation Pavilion

This Kohala based band plays a mix of contemporary Hawaiian, reggae, and classic rock. A recipe for feel-good entertainment!

When: Saturday, November 17

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace

Coronation Pavilion

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


9th Annual Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region Walk/Run for Literacy~Saturday November 10th!   Leave a comment

9th Annual Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region Walk/Run for Literacy takes place on Saturday November 10th!

Registration begins at 6:15AM on race day.

The race begins at 7:30am.

This is a straight out and back walk/run. To view the course, visit our website.

Medal awards for top female/male categories: overall, 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+, 1st & 2nd Stroller (gender neutral)

Amenities: Custom designed race t-shirt, clock timing, water stops, post-race snacks, web posted race results.

T-Shirt guaranteed if registered by 10-10-2018!


▪️Date: 11/10/2018 (Saturday)

▪️Location : 68-1730 Hooko St. , Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

▪️Hours: 6:15AM

▪️Cost/Cover: $20.00 adults (online) $30.00 (race day) $10.00 youth (12 & under) keiki in stroller-free (stroller-only wheeled entry allowed)

▪️Web Page:

▪️Contact Info: 808-883-0651

▪️3 different ways to pay:

#1. Register/pay online (opens 8-1-18) with PayPal by Midnight November 7th,

#2. Register/pay with cash, Credit Card OR check at event,

#3. Mail: check and form must arrive no later than Thurs., Nov. 8th to:

Friends of the Library – Waikoloa Region

P.O. Box 383283

Waikoloa, HI 96738

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263