Four Seasons Resort Hualalai host s it s annual culinar y f ête this October.
NE OF HAWAI‘ I ’S MOST EXCLUSIVE CULINARY EVENTS RETURNS TO THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI ON THE KONA/ Kohala Coast this October. Hosting this year’s event is executive chef Thomas Bellec who took the reins in directing all things culinary at the resort earlier this year.
Bellec, an 18-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts with a passion for perfection, admits to a few butterflies as the multi-day event approaches. Having
Odirected and/or participated in many similar events over the years, Bellec says Chef Fest is unique, of course, because of its incredible location and its success in attracting some of the nation’s finest, cutting-edge chefs to cook with one another using Hawai‘ i Island’s extraordinary ingredients. Among a few of his favorites: kampachi, abalone and Waimea tomatoes.
“This is my first time presenting this world-respected event, and while my team and I will be introducing some new elements, my plan is to observe what wows participants this year and enhance that for 2018,” Bellec shares.
Colin Clark, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s general manager, says, “Chef Fest is such a special week here at the resort. Our guests are able to experience the flavors, talents and personalities of some very special guest chefs, winemakers and spirits experts. The energy and excitement is in the air, and these events are truly some of the most fun, intimate and indulgent experiences available anywhere—only matched by the setting and aloha of Hualalai.”
Among the classic offerings planned during the four days of engaging programming, and divine food and drink (ranging from casual to haute cuisine) are: Chef Fest Grand Tasting, the traditional opening event set for Oct. 4; Interactive Cooking Demonstrations; Wine Tastings; Kumukea Beach Cookout; and the extravagant closing event on
ALSO NEW FOR CHEF FEST 2017 IS THE INCLUSION OF A LINE- UP OF FOUR AWARDWINNING MIXOLOGISTS WHO WILL EACH HOST A SPECIAL COCKTAIL SHOWCASE …