E Komo Mai to the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association

E Komo Mai to the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association

E Komo Mai to the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association E Komo Mai to the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association E Komo Mai to the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association

Our Mission


Founded in 2012, Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association's mission is to promote the emerging chocolate and cacao industry in Hawaii. We work diligently to assure the health of our industry and provide education and information to our members and the public. 

Happening Now



Each year, we hold elections during the annual conference. This year, we will now be sending out the slate of candidates to all eligible voting members electronically. If you are a full HCCA member in good standing and interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors, please submit your name and intention (as well as a short bio/optional photo and short reason for running) to the HCCA President, Maria Carl,, by March 31st.  

The Board Member term is one year with the option to be reelected each year after that. It’s an excellent opportunity to be a part of shaping our industry and providing alternate perspectives to the process! There are currently six Director positions in addition to the President. To run for President you must be a current sitting Board Member.

(Please Note: The President position is not open for election this year as the  incumbent serving a two-year term).


Despite the conference’s postponement, the majority of our existing memberships typically come up for renewal this time of year to coincide with the discount for attending the annual conference and the Association’s elections for Board of Directors. If you haven’t had a chance to renew your membership yet, or are thinking of joining, we encourage you to do so now—particularly so you can receive the discounted rate for the conference once the Fall Conference date is released. 

Additionally, certified and full-membership status members are eligible to run for and vote for a Board Member position.

Join Us: Become a Member

Become a member with the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association for benefits including invitations to meetings and networking events, industry promotion, discounts, member newsletter, education material, and more. As an active member you will receive a member discount on future conference and event registrations.


Your membership is an opportunity to save while continuing to support the Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Assoc. 

Already a member, but wanting to be more active with us? 

Get involved and participate in one of our many committees, including: Education, Legislation, Membership, Marketing, Fundraising, and more to help shape the future of our industry. Send an email and let us know what you are interested in and how you would like to help.

Renew Membership Here.


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