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Christmas with the Chefs at Kamakahonu Bay! Saturday December 2, 2017   Leave a comment

The Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza. “Christmas  with the Chefs” at Kamakahonu Bay takes place overlooking the twinkling lights of Kailua Village and the slopes of Hualalai, “Christmas with the Chefs” will sprawl on the hotel’s historic, seaside lu’au grounds. The setting sun will kick off the event from 5:30-8 p.m.

Most recently called Christmas at the Fairmont and Christmas at Kona Village, the festive holiday gala was held at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in 1994.

The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona, the “Equip the Kitchens” campaign for the future HawCC-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education.

Twenty top Hawai’i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twistall accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction.

Date:

12/2/2017 (Saturday) 5:30-8:00 p.m

Address:

King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Lu`au Grounds, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 5:30 pm

Cost/Cover:$90

Web Page:

http://www.konakohalachefs.org

Contact Info:

kkacf2011@gmail.com

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.

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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3rd Annual Going Nuts For The Holidays Festival w/ Coconuts & Macnuts!    Leave a comment


3rd Annual Going Nuts For The Holidays Festival w/ Coconuts & Macnuts is coming up on Sunday November 12th!
Enjoy the festivities with Live Music, Hula, Coco & Macnuts, Culinary Demonstrations & Sampling, Live Santa for the Children, Arts & Crafts located at Hale Halawai, Ali`i Drive, Downtown Kona
Date: 11/12/2017 (Sunday)

Address: Hale Halawei Beach Park, Ali`i Dr., Downtown Kona

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost/Cover: FREE Community Event

Web Page: http://www.hawaiianwellness.com

Contact Info: Randyl Rupar 808 936-5233

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

19th Annual Taste of Hilo~Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017   Leave a comment


The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii has scheduled its 19th Annual Taste of Hilo for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

The Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.
Discover what your favorite restaurants will be featuring at this year’s Taste of Hilo.


Pre-sale tickets are available at $55 each. They may be purchased by calling the chamber’s office at (808) 934- 0177 or at jccih@jccih.org.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70, if the event has not sold out.

A portion of event proceeds goes to support the Hawaii Community College. Over the years, the Japanese Chamber has raised more than $160,000 to support educational programs at the Hawaii Community College.


This year’s event will feature pigs raised by natural farming practices developed by Master Kyu Han Cho of the Janong Natural Farming Institute of South Korea. Master Cho developed this sustainable farming method using generations-old practices from Japan and South Korea, combined with his graduate education in agriculture and veterinary science.

The pigs are raised in a natural deep litter environment similar to a forest. The pigs are not confined in gestation or farrowing crates, which can be very stressful. The animals are allowed to roam free in their pens improving meat quality. Microbes are added to the pens to help breakdown manure resulting in an odorless and fly-free environment. The system never has to be cleaned resulting in fewer water quality problems often caused by washing the pens down. The microbes help to boost the pigs’ natural immunity to prevent disease thus antibiotics, vaccines and hormones are never used.
The first piggery to use natural farming techniques in the U.S. is located in Kurtistown. It was built in 2009 and continues to be a productive piggery. Additional piggeries are under construction at Rutgers University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M, and Clemson

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i fosters economic sustainability as well as perpetuating the Japanese cultural heritage and traditions in Hawai`i. Its mission is to promote the wellbeing of our community through business and personal relationships that embody the values of Kahiau & Okage Sama De. In Hawaiian, Kahiau means giving without expecting anything in return. Okage Sama De is a Japanese proverb, which means I am what I am because of you.

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.bigislandnow.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk in Waimea on October 7th   Leave a comment


Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Date: 10/7/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Waimea Elementary Field, 67-1225 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI

Time: 8:00am

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive. …

Contact Info: For more details, call 808-339-1794.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House: “From Farm to Table”   Leave a comment

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be hosting their annual Farm Fest Open House on Saturday, September 30 from 10a.m.-2p.m. 


At this year’s annual celebration honoring Kona’s heritage, the theme is “Farm Farm to Table” and promises a day filled with family-fun activities that revolve around all the amazing sustainable foods that are made here in Kona, whether it’s baked items, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Sam Choy, hands-on historical “foodie” activities or traditional treats. 

There will also be local music; “Hands on History” activities where you can practice the art of lauhala weaving, Japanese calligraphy, gardening and pan roasting coffee, among others—keiki & grownups are encouraged to join in and learn a new craft; Kona coffee tastings; an historical photo exhibit and tours of the historic 1920’s coffee mill and farmhouse.

Date: 9/30/2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Address: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Cost/Cover: free
Web Page: http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/

Contact Info: 808-323-3222

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Monthly Mini Concert Series – Hoku Pa’a Trio at Queens’ Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort    Leave a comment

Monthly Mini Concert Series – Hoku Pa’a Trio at Queens’ Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort!


FREE EVENT – Come for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Coronation Pavilion at Queens Marketplace. 

When: Saturday, September 16

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://queensmarketplace.net

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Volcano Harvest Festival   Leave a comment


Come join us for our annual Harvest Festival hosted on the estate under the beautiful Hawaiian sky, ticket price includes; Live Hawaiian music by Mark Yamanaka , the Young brothers, 2 glasses of volcano wine, beer by Mehana brewery and appetizers served by local vendors; Kilauea lodge, tuk tuk Thai truck, hfm, rusty’s coffee, Hilo burger joint, park cafe and more. 

All proceeds are donated to fund the S.T.E.M program at the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, please support local and enjoy a night of fun with us! Tickets sell out every year and are on sale now, available on our website or at the winery!


Location: Volcano Winery, 35 Pii Mauna Dr Volcano, HI

September 10, 2017 4 PM – 7 PM

Cost/Cover: $40 adults and $20 child

Web Page: http://volcanowinery.com/product/3925/

Contact Info: (808) 967-7772

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com