Destination Delicious! Big Island Chocolate Festival at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

By Karen Rose


It’s said that in Heaven, chocolate has no calories and is served as the main course. But at the Big Island Chocolate Festival, chocolate is served for every course, and that’s as close to Paradise as one can get.

Big Island Chocolate Festival Convenes on the Gorgeous Grounds of Hapuna Beach Resort

Photo: Hapuna Beach Resort.

Photo: Hapuna Beach Resort.

On May 1 and 2, 2020 the The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort dives into decadence as the sixth Big Island Chocolate Festival delights guests with sweet and savory delicacies sure to tempt and treat every palette. From chef demonstrations, to cacao farm tours, to the grand gala, this event is not only tasty, but educational and entertaining as well.

Photo: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

Photo: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

Award-winning chefs and chocolatiers will convene on the grounds of the gorgeous Hapuna Beach Resort on Saturday, May 2 from 5:00-9 p.m. as the indulgence culminates with the much anticipated festival gala. The chefs will be in top form as they showcase their best work and try to woo festivalgoers and capture their votes for top awards.

“Worth Its Weight in Gold”

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Chefs will compete for top prizes in culinary categories such as savory, plated dessert, bon bon, bean-to-bar, Hawaiian cacao and People’s Choice.  

In addition to the chocolaty creations, the gala boasts fine wines, handcrafted ales, cocktails, chocolate body painting, live entertainment, and a silent auction.

Event and Ticket Information for the Big Island Chocolate Festival 2020

General admission tickets to the gala are $98.

See event: Big Island Chocolate Festival – with map

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