Hundreds attend Big Isle Chocolate Festival

Professional culinary winners at the 2023 Big Island Chocolate Festival were, from left Kalani Garcia of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Daniel Sampson of Fairmont Orchid, Victor Palma of Kona Village Resort, Alyssa Tokumura of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Helen Hong of Kona Village Resort, Michelle Yamaguchi of Waialua Chocolate Factory and (Ben Field, not pictured) and Laura Field of Mapele Fields.

WAIKOLOA — A sold-out crowd of 400 attendees sprawled both inside and out of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort &Spa on Saturday for the 10th Big Island Chocolate Festival.