Kōloa Rum Company and Kauai Coffee are excited to come together to hold the first ever “Kauai Coffee Kōloa Rum Challenge” charity event in the first quarter of 2014.  According to Melissa Gregory of Kauai Coffee, “Kauai Coffee is proud to be involved in another culinary challenge.  It is always exciting to see the various types of creations members of the community come up with and partnering with Kōloa Rum just adds one more layer for creativity.”

Proceeds of this culinary challenge-style fundraiser will benefit Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity and Kaua`i Community College’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific. While promoting Kaua`i Made and Kaua`i Grown products it is also designed to showcase the talents, skills and creativity of Kaua`i’s own.

“Whether you are a person who enjoys cooking or creating drinks at home, a professional chef or mixologist; get your apron on, create a recipe and step up to the Challenge for your bragging rights!”, says Jeanne Toulon Director of Business & Public Relations for Kōloa Rum.

The main criteria is that you use Kauai Coffee or Kōloa Rum (or both) as an ingredient in your recipe creation to be judged in the categories of entrée, drink or dessert.  Awards for the Challenge Champions in each of the three categories include a $300.00 cash prize and an embroidered chef’s jacket.  The entry fee is $15.00 per submission.  Other rules and bonus points apply – see event website for full details, complete Challenge rules, including ingredient reimbursement details and tasting portion requirements www.kckrchallenge.com

Submit your online entry by January 2, 2014 to www.kckrchallenge.com 

Contact:  Jeanne Toulon, Director of Business & Public Relations
(Cell) 808-639-7624