2018 Chef's Gala logoRecognized 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.

Corporate Package ($3,000) Individual ($325)
10 individual tickets Couple ($600)

2017 Chef’s Gala Host Committee

Thanks to our 2017 Chef’s Gala Co-Chairs: Stephen Ting, Retail Market Manager, VP, TD Bank; Dr. Antonia Novello, Dr., Former Executive Director, Public Health Policy, Florida Hospital; Host Committee: Shawn Bartelt, Director, League of Women Voters; Diana Bolivar, Diana Bolivar & Associates; Kari Conley, Orlando Health; Sean DeMartino, Division President, Balfour Beatty Construction; Patrick Harrigan, SVP Accounting Services, Red Lobster Seafood Co.; Byron Knibbs, VP Customer & Sustainable Services, OUC- The Reliable One; E. Ann McGee, Ed.D., President; Seminole State College; Robert Newland, President & CEO, Career Partners International; David Ruiz, Retired – President, Florida District, UPS; Bill Wilson, Executive Partner: Holland & Knight LLP; Chad Wilson, Regional Director, Southern Jacksonville Division; Publix Super Markets, Inc.; John Pisan, CFP, Senior Vice President/Regional Managing Director-Wealth Management at Wells Fargo Bank

2017 Participating Restaurants

Artist Point – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
blu on the avenue
California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen
deep blu Seafood Grille – Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Hollywood Brown Derby – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Jiko – The Cooking Place – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Jungle Skipper Canteen – Magic Kingdom® Park
La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Le Cellier Steakehouse – Epcot®
Narcoossee’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
STK Orlando – Disney Springs
Tiffins – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Todd English’s bluezoo – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Culinary
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando
Yachtsman Steakhouse – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Desserts & Coffee:

Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs
Bake Me A Cake
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Bakery – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.

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