Recognized as the region’s premier food and wine pairing event, Heart of Florida United Way Chef’s Gala features exquisite cuisine from more than 20 of Central Florida’s top chefs, along with thoughtfully paired fine wines, live music and a silent auction. Hosted by Walt Disney World Resort and raising nearly $300,000 each year, Chef’s Gala is historically United Way’s largest fundraiser for education, income, health and basic needs programs that serve thousands of Central Floridians in need.
The 24th Annual Chef’s Gala
Epcot® World Showcase
May 21st, 6:45 p.m.—10 p.m.
Thanks to our 2016 Chef’s Gala Host Committee: Malcolm Barnes, Duke Energy; Cathy Brown-Butler, Bank of America; Sean DeMartino, Balfour Beatty Construction; John Gyllin, Ed. D., Foundation for Seminole, State College of Florida; Peter Kacheris, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek; Byron Knibbs, OUC- The Reliable One; Dr. E. Ann McGee, Seminole State College; Gerald Roux, Bank of America; Jim Taylor, Career Partners International; John Tomlinson, Wells Fargo; Bill Wilson, Holland & Knight LLP; Chad Wilson, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
2016 Participating Restaurants
Artist Point – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
blu on the avenue
Bull & Bear® – Waldorf Astoria Orlando
California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Coral Reef Restaurant – Epcot®
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – Universal Orlando
Jungle Skipper Canteen – Magic Kingdom® Park
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Morimoto Asia – Disney Springs
Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Sanaa Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
STK Orlando – (soon to open) Disney Springs
The Wave…Of American Flavors – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Todd English’s bluezoo – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s Boardwalk
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando
Yachtsman Steakhouse – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts