KONA COFFEE COUNCIL
2011 Cream of the Crop
Promote and Protect 100% Kona Coffee
Invitation to participate
You are invited to showcase your 100% Kona Coffee Dessert specialties in our 2011 annual event:
The Cream of the Crop
Set in the Hoku Amphitheatre of the renowned Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, this annual Kona Coffee Council event presents a unique opportunity to feature your desserts and promote your business before an enthusiastic crowd of local and visitor coffee and food connoisseurs
The event is free and open to the public and the 2011 Cream of the Crop promises to be an even greater success than before, not only through the participation of our sponsors which include The Four Seasons Resorts and The Kona Coffee Council, but also from publicity this event has garnered from past successes.
In the weeks preceding the event there will be coverage in locally distributed events-listing calendars as well as advertising in West Hawaii Today, tourist brochures and around-town booklets. In addition local radio stations will be making frequent announcements Island-wide about the event.
A significantly larger number of Big Island businesses than in previous years will display posters and flyers, as will the major Kona and Kohala Coast resorts at their concierge desk.
Again this year the Cream of the Crop Committee has invited local island artists to display and sell their art, as well as showcasing exhibits by craftspeople of coffee related works.
Hawaiian Ethnobotanical plants from Amy Greenwell’s Garden will be on display and for sale.
There will be roasting and French-press brewing demonstrations.
Local live music will entertain throughout the event, which runs from 10.00AM – 2.00PM.
The coffee competition features three categories:
Kona Estate Coffee, Kona Certified Organic and Kona Coffee, Open Division
All desserts must feature 100% Kona Coffee.
Your participation will entail:
- Preparation and presentation of your dessert item, about 200 bite size pieces
- Small plates, napkins, utensils to serve your dessert
- One serving size portion for presentation to the Judges Table to be taken to welcome booth between 9 and 9:30AM
- Any packaging, containers etc needed for dessert items you offer for sale.
- Your own table décor, brochures, business cards and promotional materials
- Set up time is 6:00AM to 9:30AM, Saturday , August 6th
The Four Seasons will provide and have set-up per participant, 1 - 6’X2’ table with linens, 2 chairs and shade umbrellas.
One each Gold, Silver and Bronze certificate, along with a ‘Visa Gift Card’ will be awarded for dessert winners in the two categories: Amateur and Professional
Desserts will be judged in two categories, Chef’s Choice and People’s Choice.
Award Winners will be announced as soon as the ballots are counted.
Those wishing to participate should respond by Friday, July 22, 2011 with name of dessert and business name. The Four Seasons will prepare signage for your booth.
Applications must be received by July 22, 2011.