Announcing Chef’s Gala Restaurants for 2018

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FOODIE ALERT: Chef’s Gala Participating Restaurants

Exciting news for foodies and wine enthusiasts of Central Florida! For the 26th year, more than 20 of the region’s top restaurants will gather for Heart of Florida United Way’s Chef’s Gala, a fundraiser benefiting local hunger and homelessness programs. Hosted by Walt Disney World, this gastronomic adventure offers unlimited sampling of signature dishes prepared by award-winning chefs, each paired with a fine wine.

The event will be held at Epcot Showplace on Saturday, April 14 from 6:45 – 10 p.m. and also includes a sparkling wine reception, live music and a silent auction filled with unique items and trips. 

Participating Restaurants


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


  • Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
  • Epcot Bakery Team
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available by visiting Individual tickets are $325, couple ticket package is $600 and corporate ticket packages are $3,000. Try a sampler of Chef’s Gala by checking out our highlight video from last year

Sponsorships are also available by emailing or calling (407) 835-0923. 

Through the generosity of sponsors like Walt Disney World, as well as the participating restaurants that donate all the food, 95 cents of every dollar raised at the event goes directly to community programs aimed at alleviating hunger and homelessness. As our largest fundraiser, we are grateful for the generosity and support of our sponsors and restaurants!