Chefs Gala 2019

FOODIE ALERT: Chef’s Gala 2019 Restaurants Announcement

Heart of Florida United Way is gearing up for the foodie extravaganza event of the year: Chef’s Gala! This year marks the 27th year we have partnered with Walt Disney World to present the region’s premiere food and wine pairing charity event. Money raised at Chef’s Gala will go towards helping alleviate hunger and homelessness in Central Florida.

This year we are excited to announce we will be joined by 24 of the area’s top restaurants and their renowned chefs, including many returning guest favorites and several new restaurants who have joined the 2019 lineup.

Restaurants Preparing Savory Items

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant at 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 at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
  • Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes
  • Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park
  • La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Latitude & Longitude at Orlando World Center Marriott
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
  • Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Primo by Melissa Kelly at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area
  • Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • SLATE
  • STK Orlando at Disney Springs
  • Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Restaurants Preparing Sweet Treats

  • Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
  • BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse
  • The Glass Knife
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Event Details

If you’re drooling for the chance to try the amazing dishes that will be prepared, click below to purchase your tickets now!

Chef’s Gala
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Epcot World Showcase


$350 (Individual)
$650 (Couples)

$3,500 (Corporate Package)
(10 Individual Tickets,
No Reserved Table)

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Chef’s Gala wouldn’t be possible without our host sponsor,Walt Disney World. Because of the restaurants who generously donate all the food served and the wine distributors who keep the drinks flowing, Heart of Florida United Way is able to invest 95 cents of every dollar raised at Chef’s Gala back into the community.

Walt Disney World WDW
Host Sponsor

Sponsorship are still available. Emails ChefsGala@HFUW.org to request more information or view the sponsorship packet

Special Thanks to Our Host Committee

Erich Maschhoff
Chef’s Gala Chair
TD Bank
Sean DeMartinoCoastal Construction Group
Maritza MartinezUniversity of Central Florida
E. Ann McGeeSeminole State (retired)
Jim TaylorNewland Associates
David StahlSunTrust Bank
Julie WolfWells Fargo
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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