Let’s Talk Food: Big Island Chocolate Festival

Fairmont Orchid Executive Sous Chef Daniel Sampson wowed guests at last year’s festival with a chocolate-infused beef dish. (BICF/courtesy photo)

World Pastry Champion Stephane Treand MOF will share tips on creating a chocolate sculpture during the 2024 Big Island Chocolate Festival. The showpiece will be on display at the April 27 gala. (BICF/courtesy photo)

Decadent bonbons, like these from the Hilton Waikoloa Village, are always a crowd pleaser at the Big Island Chocolate Festival. Also on tap will be a towering chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and pastries for dipping. (BICF/courtesy photo)

Savory and sweet chocolate-inspired treats will be served at 18 different culinary stations at the 11th Big Island Chocolate Festival gala on April 27 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. This year’s theme is “Mystical Chocolate Masquerade." (BICF/courtesy photo)

Make plans to attend the 11th annual Big Island Chocolate Festival held from April 25 to 27 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort &Spa.