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Christmas at the Fairmont, Dining with the Chefs event is Saturday, Dec. 14

Tickets are still available for the Christmas at The Fairmont, Dining with the Chefs, 5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Grand Ballroom of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.

The 25th anniversary holiday gala is a culinary scholarship fundraiser presented by the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association. It features fare prepared by 20 top Hawaii chefs and confectioners, including cuisine from Café Pesto, Cocoa Outlet, Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hamakua Mushrooms, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Huggo’s, Kailua Candy Company, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Lava Lava Beach Club, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Redwater Café, Roy’s Waikoloa, Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai, Sheraton Kona Resort, Tommy Bahama, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i and Tropical Dream Ice Cream.

Returning to this year’s gala is the display of original gingerbread creations by West Hawaii Community College culinary students. Bid now online for the event’s silent auction at www.biddingforgood.com/christmasatthefairmont. The auction offers a host of locally made products and activities offered by the local generous business community.

Pre-sale tickets are $85 each, $90 at the door. Seating will be available for 400 guests on a first-come basis and reserved seating is available by purchasing a table for 10 for $1,000. Purchase tickets at www.konakohalachefs.org or at Kailua Candy Company, Clark Realty-Kona, Kona Wine Market and The Fairmont, Orchid, Hawaii, while supplies last. Charge tickets by phone at 329-2522. For updates, visit Christmas at The Fairmont-Dining with the Chefs on facebook.