Big Island Chocolate Festival awards $8,000 to 3 beneficiaries
The 2023 Big Island Chocolate Festival awarded $8,000 in proceeds to three educational organizations at the event’s recent volunteer appreciation celebration at Magics Beach Grill in Kona.
Beneficiaries include the Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture, Keahole Center for Sustainability and Kona Dance and Performing Arts.
Presented by the Kona Cacao Association, the Big Island Chocolate Festival is an annual, three-day event offering agricultural and culinary learning experiences and competitions, along with a gala celebration of chocolate.
The mission of Kona Cacao Association is to promote the local cacao industry by presenting Big Island Chocolate Festival as an educational and outreach opportunity for cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts. Kona Cacao Association membership is open to anyone wanting to help create a recognizable brand for Hawai‘i Island chocolate, http://konacacaoassociation.com
For more information, visit: www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com @BIChocoFest