Big Island Chocolate Festival 2014

Kona Cacao Association

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HST)

Kohala Coast, HI

Big Island Chocolate Festival 2014

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission-Gala 6-10 pm
This ticket is for the Gala fundraising evening from 6-10 pm on May 3rd. These tickets include wine/beer/Bacardi tastings, all you can eat Mole taco bar, unlimited tastings from 25 chef/chocolatier booths, dancing and live entertainment and access to silent auction.
367 Tickets May 3, 2014 $75.00 $5.12
Chocolate Learn and Play Package   more info 46 Tickets May 1, 2014 $150.00 $9.24
Fast Wine Pass (Early Bird)-Until April 15 9 Tickets Ended $95.00 $6.22
Fast Wine Pass (General Admission) 25 Tickets May 1, 2014 $100.00 $6.49
Kona Natural Soap Company Farm Tour-9 am-11 am   more info 24 Tickets Apr 30, 2014 $25.00 $2.37
Jacques Torres Bonbon Tastings and Demo-Fri. May 2
FRIDAY May 2 from 3-4:30 pm - Food Network Star and Chocolatier Jacques Torres will lead a demonstration and tasting of his famous bon bons! Ask questions/get a photo/autograph and taste some amazing chocolate! (NOT part of seminar package) Held on FRIDAY May 2 from 3-4:30 pm
49 Tickets May 1, 2014 $50.00 $3.74
Chocolate Enthusiast Seminars (inc Jacques Torres), Fast Wine Pass, Student competition   more info 9 Tickets May 1, 2014 $220.00 $13.09
"Selecting Cacao Cultivar for Flavor" Fri. May 2   more info 50 Tickets May 3, 2014 $50.00 $3.74
Saturday Seminar/Demo Package-All Three!
Get a discount for the Saturday May 3 seminars when you buy all three at once! Learn from Ed Seguine, Greg Colden and Chef Vincent Bourdin about chocolate tasting, value added products and how to make your own chocolate creation. For more info go to www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com
18 Tickets May 3, 2014 $75.00 $5.12
"How To Taste Chocolate"-Sat May 3   more info 30 Tickets May 1, 2014 $30.00 $2.64
"Value Added Products Using Cacao" Sat. May 3   more info 30 Tickets May 1, 2014 $30.00 $2.64
"How To Make Your Own Chocolate Creation"-Sat May 3   more info 30 Tickets May 1, 2014 $30.00 $2.64

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Event Details

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. The mission and goal of this new association 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.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held May 1-3, 2014. The Cacao Farm tour will be Thursday May 1st at the Kona Natural Soap Company, all other events will be held at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Festival encompasses  the farm tour on Thursday, the student competition and two seminars on Friday, then demonstrations and the gala on Saturday. The Gala encompasses a professionally judged taste off competition, unlimited tastings of sweet and savor offerings from 25 chefs/chocolatiers, an all-you-can-eat mole taco bar, live entertainment with the Girls Nite Out Band, wine/beer/Bacardi infused drink tasting and a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit are currently split between the Kona Pacific Public Charter School and the “Equip the Kitchen” campaign for the new Hawaii Community College-Palamanui.

Tickets for the Gala only, are $75. Tours, seminars/demonstrations are ticketed separately.  New this year is the Fast Wine Pass, which provides a premium experience of access to the event 30 minutes before general admission, your own wine server providing premium wines/beer/ and Bacardi signature cocktails. We invite you to take part in the traditional Hawaiian blessing service before the doors open to the public at 5:30. Tickets are $95 and then $100 after April 15th. 

Purchase the Chocolate Lovers Package Deal, which includes two nights stay at the Fairmont, two tickets to the Gala, and access to all cacao/chocolate seminars, including an intimate demonstration/tasting with Celebrity Chef Jacques Torres, and the culinary student competition for $1050. Call Julie at 808-854-6769 for more info and payment. 

More information about the week's events can be found at www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com 

Have questions about Big Island Chocolate Festival 2014? Contact Kona Cacao Association

When & Where



The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HST)


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Kona Cacao Association

The mission and goal of the Kona Cacao Association is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawaii by presenting the Big Island Chocolate Festival as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts.  

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