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. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

2019 Restaurants

Ale & Compass Restaurant – Disney’s  Beach Club Resort

Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park

blu on the avenue

Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot Center

Fiorenzo at Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hemisphere – Hyatt Regency Orlando

Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park

La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Le Cellier Steakhouse – Epcot®

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Morimoto Asia – Disney Springs

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort


STK Orlando – Disney Springs

Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Desserts & Coffee:

Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs

BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Gideon’s Bakehouse

The Glass Knife

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company


2019 Chef’s Gala Host Committee

Erich Maschhoff
Chef’s Gala Chair

TD Bank
Sean DeMartino Coastal Construction Group
Maritza Martinez University of Central Florida
E. Ann McGee Seminole State (retired)
Jim Taylor Newland Associates
David Stahl SunTrust Bank
Julie Wolf Wells Fargo

Our Exclusive Chef’s Gala Print Sponsor

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

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