Award Winning Chef to Give Demonstration at Big Island Chocolate Festival

Watch how to make two decadent chocolate dessert sensations at a fun, how-to culinary demonstration by Valrhona Pastry Chef Vincent Bourdin.

Chef Vincent Bourdin

Chef Vincent Bourdin

Time is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3. It’s all part of the three-day Big Island Chocolate Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i.

The award-winning Singapore chef will show step-by-step how to prepare a breakfast pastry, Verrine A La Coque, and a shortbread treat, Queen Bahibe. Fee is $30 and sampling is included.

Buy tickets online or at the door,

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. Mahalo to sponsors and community supporters: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, Guittard, DeZaan, Valrhona, PreGel, The Wave-92.1, Big Island Honda and Tire Center, Bacardi, Dolphin Journeys, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Cocoa Outlet, Callebaut Chocolate, Cacao Cucina, DHX, Gourmet Foods Hawaii, Johnson Brothers of Hawaii, Ke Ola magazine, Kona Brewing Company, Kona Natural Soap Company, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, West Hawaii Today and The Spoon Shop.

The mission and goal of KCA is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts. For information, visit

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