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. Check out pictures from last years’ Chef’s Gala on our Facebook page


Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Last Year’s 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
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 Steakhouse – 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 & Spa
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando


Desserts & Coffee:

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

2018 Chef’s Gala Host Committee

Stephen Ting, Co-Chair, TD Bank; Elisha Gonzalez, Co-Chair, Duke Energy; Host Committee: Jan Aspuru, OUC—The Reliable One; Gary Capton, Fairwinds Credit Union; Sean DeMartino, Coastal Construction Group; Mara Frazier, Westgate Foundation; Byron Knibbs, OUC—The Reliable One; Erich Maschhoff, TD Bank; Dr. E. AnnMcGee, Seminole State College of Florida; Michael Pattillo, Ernst & Young, LLP; Ronald Piccolo, Ph.D., University of Central Florida; Christina Pinto, MPC Solid Financial Services; Jim Taylor, Career Partners International; Annetta Wilson, Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success

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