This year’s Central/Western ChefConnect is in Hawaii at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa Village. And The Big Island has a lot to offer. From some of the most picturesque beaches in the world and amazing nature attractions to zoos and gardens, it’s the perfect place to catch up with colleagues and friends while learning something new!
ChefConnect: Hawaii will take place in Waikoloa, Hawaii, April 3-5, 2016. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Start Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

End Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Address:

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive

Waikoloa, HI 96738

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The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association members are industry leaders committed to culinary enrichments through professional development and education in our 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. 

The Big Island of Hawaii offers many culinary events throughout the year. Our chapter holds two fundraising events. The premier Christmas event is in its 26th year and assists with scholarships for our members and student culinarians.

Our second benefit is "Culinary Arts Under the Stars" held at the Kings' Shops. This benefit is directed towards the culinary program at Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui (through our endowment). Some proceeds from the silent auction benefit our ACF Chef and Child Foundation Program: a philanthropic arm of the ACF.


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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Special thanks to Farm to Fork Hawaii and professional photographers  Karen Loudon and Devany Vickery - Davidson

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