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. 

Saturday, April 14th, 2018


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

2018 Chef’s Gala Host Committee

Thanks to our 2018 Chef’s Gala Co-Chairs: Stephen Ting, Retail Market Manager, VP, TD Bank; Elisha Gonzalez Bonnewitz, Government & Community Relations, Duke Energy; Host Committee: Jan Aspuru, VP Electric & Water Production, OUC; Garry Capton, Fairwinds Credit Union; Sean DeMartin, President Central and North Florida Division Coastal Construction Group; Mayanne Downs, President & Managing Director, GrayRobinson; Mara Frazier, Westgate Foundation; Michael Frumkin, Ph.D., Professor, College of Health and Public Affairs UCF; Byron Knibbs, VP Customer & Sustainable Services; OUC; Frank Lopez, President, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Suneera Madhani, CEO, Fattmerchant; Erich Maschhoff, Senior Relationship Manager, TD Bank; Dr. E. Ann McGee, President; Seminole State College; Michael Pattillo, Managing Partner – Ernst & Young, LLP; Ronald Piccolo, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Management UCF; Christina Pinto, MPC Solid Financial Services; Jim Taylor, SVP & Managing Director, Career Partners International; Annetta Wilson, Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching

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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