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

2018 Participating Restaurants

Ale & Compass Restaurant – Disney’s  Beach Club Resort
Artist Point – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
blu on the avenue
Bull & Bear – Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Cinderella’s Royal Table – MAGIC KINGDOM Park
Flying Fish – Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Hemisphere – Hyatt Regency Orlando
The Hollywood Brown Derby – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Jiko – The Cooking Place – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Latitude and Longitude – Orlando World Center Marriott
Le Cellier Steakehouse – Epcot®
Morimoto Asia – Disney Springs
Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Shutters – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
STK Orlando – Disney Springs
Tiffins – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Todd English’s bluezoo – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
The Turf Club Bar and Grill – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando

Desserts & Coffee:

Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs
Epcot Bakery Team
Gideon’s Bakehouse
Se7en Bites

Contact Us
407-835-0900407-835-0900 | hfuwcontact@hfuw.org |

Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804

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