Christmas With the Chefs at Kamakahonu Bay, a scholarship benefit dinner, is set for the first weekend of December.

It is the 29th installment of the event on Hawaii Island, which includes a silent auction, live jazz band and array of food, wine and beer to raise money for local culinary students attending Hawaii Community College.

The gala dinner, which features the work of more than 20 chefs from the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association, will be held at the oceanfront luau grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Attendance is limited to 500 people, and the hotel is offering discounted room rates for Christmas With the Chefs attendees. Tickets, available at, cost $90 presale, $95 at the door. A table of 10, with reserved seating, table-side service and select bottles of wine, costs $1200.

For more information and reservations call (808) 329-2911.

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