Tickets on Sale for Christmas with the Chefs Gala

September 21, 2017, 12:15 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:06 AM
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Chef Peter Abarcar of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Christmas with the Chefs courtesy photo.

The annual Christmas with the Chefs gala will be held on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

In its 29th year, the annual fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending Hawai‘i Community College—Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education.

Over 20 members of the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association will serve attendees expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100% Kona coffee.

The Bill Noble Trio jazzes up the evening for dancing under the stars fronting historic Kamakahonu Bay.

A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas while supporting local businesses.

Christmas with the Chefs courtesy photo.


Pre-sale tickets are $90 and available online or at Westside Wines, Kona Coffee & Tea, The Spoon Shop and Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.


Tables of 10 are $1,200, which includes reserved seating, table-side service and select bottles of wine, and can be purchased online.

Tickets are $95 at the door.

The host hotel is offering a special event room rate starting at $159. Call (808) 331-6330 and ask for the “Christmas with the Chefs” room rate.


About the 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. Visit

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