27th Annual Christmas With The Chefs Holiday Gala

A stellar lineup of Big Isle chefs will be wowing attendees for the 27th annual Christmas with the Chefs holiday gala Saturday, Dec. 5. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association fundraiser is again on the balmy, seaside grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8 p.m.

Chocolate Fountain by The Cocoa Outlet

Chocolate Fountain by The Cocoa Outlet

Culinary participants to date include the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Kailua Candy Company, Pueo’s Osteria, Huggo’s, The Feeding Leaf, Lava Lava Beach Club, Red Water Cafe and Habaneros Bar & Grill along with new participants Kohala Burger & Taco and Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess. Host property Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel will also be decking the halls with a special culinary offering.

In addition, the holiday gala offers handcrafted ales by Kona Brewing Company, Mehana Brewing Company and Big Island Brewhaus; fine wines and 100 percent Kona coffee.

Attendees can enjoy live music by the Bill Noble Trio, dancing under the stars and an exciting silent auction.

Christmas with the Chefs benefits local culinary students attending Hawaii Community College-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education.

Tickets are $85 pre-sale or $90 at the door. Charge tix by phone at 808-329-2522, online at www.konakohalachefs.org or purchase with cash at Kailua Candy Company, Kona Wine Market, Westside Wines Kona, Kamuela Liquor and Bentley’s in Waimea. Reserve VIP table seating for 10 for $1000 by phoning 808-329-2522.

American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association: ACF is the largest, professional, non-profit organization for chefs and cooks in the nation. Founded in 1980, the Kona Kohala chapter is comprised of food service professionals, vendors, growers and culinary enthusiasts: www.konakohalachefs.org.

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