Kona Cacao and The Big Island Chocolate Festival

Patrick’s special guests are Kona Island’s Farsheed Bonakdar and Ken Melrose. Farsheed, owner of the Cocoa Outlet and known as “The Chocolate Guy in Hawaii” and Ken Melrose, owner... See More

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Patrick’s special guests are Kona Island’s Farsheed Bonakdar and Ken Melrose. Farsheed, owner of the Cocoa Outlet and known as “The Chocolate Guy in Hawaii” and Ken Melrose, owner of Primavera Cacao Farm, share their intimate knowledge of Kona Hawaii’s cacao industry and its history. Kona’s excellent weather and soil are perfect for growing and cultivating a very high quality cacao fruit! Ken breaks down in detail the process of farming and producing cacao and Farsheed shares his Kona Chocolate Flourless Cake recipe!

Patrick’s special guests are Kona Island’s Farsheed Bonakdar and Ken Melrose. Farsheed, owner of the Cocoa Outlet and known as “The Chocolate Guy in Hawaii” and Ken Melrose, owner of Primavera Cacao Farm, share their intimate knowledge of Kona Hawaii’s cacao industry and its history. Kona’s excellent weather and soil are perfect for growing and cultivating a very high quality cacao fruit! Ken breaks down in detail the process of farming and producing cacao and Farsheed shares his Kona Chocolate Flourless Cake recipe!

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Patrick Honeywell

Patrick Honeywell has 30 years of experience in the Food and Pastry Industry. Formerly served as Pastry Chef for Westin Hotels and Resorts where he assisted in new hotel openings and creating pastries and providing recipes for the cookbook, “Food and Wine the Westin Way.”

Patrick works closely with food industry experts- Las Vegas Casino Pastry Chefs, Hotel Chefs, European and American Consulting Chefs, Master Artisan bakers. Working together, sharing each others passion ideveloping new products and menus.