Christmas with the Chefs
at Kamakahonu Bay 
(Formerly Christmas at The Fairmont)
King Kamehameha's Kona
Beach Hotel 
Luau Grounds
Dec 5, 2015 • 5:30 - 8 pm
Tickets go on sale Oct 1, 2015

January 31, 2015 • 5:30 - 7:30
Kings Shops, Waikoloa
Tickets $45 in advance
$55 at the door
Wine & beer scrips $5.00 each

Christmas with the Chefs
at Kamakahonu Bay
King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel

December 5, 2015

Tickets $85 - Available October 1, 2015
or reserve VIP table seating 10 for $1,000. 
VIP tables will be treated with specialty pupu by Hawaii Regional Cuisine founding Chef Amy Ferguson and each table will receive a bottle of red and white wine.
Purchase online at 
or at Kailua Candy Company, 
Clark Realty Kona, 
Kona Wine Market, Westside Wines Kona
and Bentleys in Waimea.
Phone (808) 329-2522 for info and to also charge tickets by phone.

Overlooking the twinkling lights of Kailua Village and the slopes of Hualalai, "Christmas at Kamakahonu Bay-Dining with the Chefs" will sprawl on the hotel’s historic, seaside lu‘au grounds. The setting sun will kick off the event from 5:30-8 p.m.

Most recently called Christmas at the Fairmont and Christmas at Kona Village, the festive holiday gala was held at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in 1994.

“It’s a great pleasure to return the event to this historic property in Kailua Village,” shared event founder Jean Hull, CCE. 

The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona.

Twenty top Hawai‘i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twist—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction.

Stephen Marquard of Bargreen Ellingson is our chair for this benefit:


Our Chapter Mission:

The ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs Association are
industry leaders committed to culinary development and education
within our membership and throughout the community.







The American Culinary Federation, founded in 1929, is the largest professional, not for profit organization for Chefs and Cooks in the United States. ACF membership provides opportunities for professional development, career building, and networking. More that 20,000 culinarians and food service professionals have joined the ACF for information, education, inspiration, and prestige.

The Kona-Kohala Chapter

Our Island Chapter was started in 1980 with twelve members. Today, there are more than fifty chapter members, plus a College Junior Chef Chapter and a High School Junior Chef Chapter.This group of food service professionals, vendors, and growers attend a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at various restaurants and hotels in West Hawaii. We invite you to attend our next meeting and join our Kona-Kohala Chapter. 

Palamanui Campus NOW OPEN!

Follow the latest progress of the new West Hawaii Community College - Palamani campus and our ACF Chapter's goals to
Equip the Kitchens 
for the Culinary program

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