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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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First Annual Tiki Festival on the Island of Hawaii11/16/2017 – 11/18/2017   Leave a comment

First Annual Tiki Festival on the Island of Hawaii is happening November 16-18, 2017.

Details: Royal Kona Resort Thursday November 16th: 

3PM to 5Pm Live Music by Sean Wilkinson

4PM to 10Pm 4 Artists Booths

First Annual Tiki Festival Official Opening Welcome by Kona Kozy 4:15-5:15

Opening Dance Number Criste Entertanment 4:30PM to 4:45pm
Kona Kozy Introduces Chef Sam Choy, Artist & Entertainers

Henry Kapono Plays Muisic 5PM -7PM uninterrupted

Chef Sam Choy book signing 5PM

Chef Paul Muranaka joins in Free Poke Tatsters 5:30PM until All Gone!

Kozy INtroduces LT Smooth Band 7:05-7:15

LT Smooth & Kozy Guitar Auction 8PM

LT Smooth Band Plays thru 10PM

Kozy’s Tiki Palace Shops at Mauna Lani Friday November 17th + 18th:

Friday November 17th: 6Pm-8Pm Kozy’s Tiki Palace Meet and Greet with the Most Famous Tiki Artists in the USA! Shops at Mani Lani, at Kozy’s Tiki Palace

Saturday November 18th: 2PM -6PM Wrap up our Free Event with a stroll through the First Annual Kozy’s Tiki Food and Art Market! 


Date: 11/16/2017 – 11/18/2017 Event is: Thu, Fri, Sat
Locations: Royal Kona Resort , Alii Drive Kailua Kona Hawaii, Kozy’s Tiki Palace Shops at Mani Lani Waikoloa

Hours: See Details daily
Cost/Cover: FREE

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

Contact Info: Jill Weiss 808-319-7733

Audience: All Welcome

Sponsored By: Kozy’s Tiki Palace, Naked Rum, Kona Royal Resort, Tiki Shark Art, Inc. Kona Oceanfront Gallery

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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

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

2017 Festival of Birds in Kona   Leave a comment


Hawai’i Island Festival Of Birds will be held on September 15-17, 2017. Celebrate Hawai’i’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. 

The festival includes 4 days of unique birding experiences. Tours, workshops with noted artists, a gala dinner and silent auction with live entertainment, a film festival, speakers, vendors, keiki activities, and much more.


2017 Festival Of Birds

Date: 9/15/2017 – 9/17/2017

Address: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona

Hours: Friday 6am, Saturday 8:30 am, Sunday 6am

Cost/Cover: $10 general admission. Ages 15 and under are FREE with a paying adult!

Web Page: http://birdfesthawaii.org

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

Kupuna Hula Festival September 13-14, 2017   Leave a comment


Join Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa for the Kupuna Hula Festival where Hawaii Island’s most experienced and talented kupuna or elder hula dancers perform live. King Kalakaua revived hula dancing, calling it “The language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

The festival features a halau (hula school) competition, the festival was created to perpetuate the art of hula and offer an opportunity to perform and compete. As part of the 30 days of Aloha celebration, the Hawaii Island Festival is proud to extend its warm Aloha the whole month of October in a celebration of the history, culture, food, dance and sports throughout Hawaii island.

The theme of this year’s festival is “The famous sands of Kahelelani (Ni’ihau) to the fragrant scent of Kamawaelualani (Kaua’i).” Each halau will pick a song for the islands of Ni’ihau or Kaua’i that names a place on either of the islands or something unique to those islands ex. Pupu O Ni’ihau, Mokihana, Maile lauli’i, etc.


Kupuna Hula Festival

Date: 9/13/2017 – 9/14/2017

Address: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai Street Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: Doors Open: 5:00 p.m. Craft Fair: 8:00 a.m.

Cost/Cover: Tickets are just $15 per night.

Web Page: http://www.akamaievents.com/festivals/35th-annual-hawai-i-ku

Contact Info: Contact our office at 808.323.4340 or kelly.hudik@hawaiicounty.gov

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

 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival   Leave a comment


9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival is Saturday August 19, 2017! 

Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20 of the world’s top bartenders converge on the Big Island of Hawaii to mix it up in a battle for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize.


Festival Highlights Include:

🔅Mai Tai Marketplace: Shop for crafts and island treats from local artisans and merchants from 11am-4pm

🔅Battle of the BBQ: Taste and vote for Hawaii’s best barbecue from 11am-2pm

🔅Pool Party: Listen to live music from local Hawaiian artists by the pool from 2:30pm-4pm

🔅Mai Tai Mix-off: From 4:30pm – 7:30pm watch bartenders from around the world vie for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. First place winner receives $10,000, second place winner receives $5,000, and third place winner receives $2,500.

Date: 8/19/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost/Cover: Free

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

Contact Info: Contact Royal Kona Resort at (808) 329-3111.

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