Culinary Program, Keiki to Benefit from Local Night Market

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Hawai’i Community College Palamanui’s Culinary Program and KAPA Radio’s Kākoʻo I Nā Keiki will be beneficiaries of the Keauhou Harvest and Night Market on Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rays on the Bay, located at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

The evening event will be held on the oceanfront Pa’akai Point with seasonal cuisine by Big Island chefs, live jazz entertainment, and craft booths by local artisans. Volcano Choy Jr. and his jazz ensemble will perform, showcasing the powerful pipes of Jamine Guillory.

Three local chefs,Chef Scott Lutey, executive chef of Sansei Hawai’i Waikoloa; Chef Ōlelo Paʻa Faith Ogawa, owner of Glow Hawaiʻi Catering; new Sheraton Kona Executive Chef George Gomes; and Chef de Cuisine for Rays on the Bay, Chef Junior Ulep will be on hand to create seasonal tastes.

Dan Fullick, sake expert from Chambers and Chambers, Koloa Rum, Mehana Brewing Co., and Johnson Brothers of Hawaiʻi will provide beverage tastings.


“In addition to supporting the Palamanui Culinary Program and the keiki, Keauhou Harvest is a celebration of the autumn season and the flavors of Hawaiʻi it brings,” said Rays on the Bay General Manager Keith Mallini. “We’re also thrilled to introduce our two new chefs this fall, Chef Junior and Chef George, who are well-known within the Hawaiʻi Island culinary community.”

Tickets are $50 per person and will be available at the door. The Keauhou Night Market portion on the Bayview Grounds is free and open to the public.


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