2018 Chef’s Gala is April 14 at Epcot


The 26th Annual Chef’s Gala for Heart of Florida United Way is at Epcot World Showplace on Saturday, April 14. More than 20 of Central Florida’s favorite chefs will offer an array of food and wine pairings at this premier charity event, which raises nearly $300,000 each year for education, income, health and basic needs programs that serve thousands of Central Floridians. In addition to exquisite cuisine and thoughtfully paired fine wines, this upscale event hosted by Walt Disney World Resort also includes live music and a silent auction.

We recently visited Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando to enjoy a delicious preview of one of the evening’s offerings. While this celebrated steakhouse is justly known for its preparation of prime dry-aged beef, Chef Richard Brown is equally adept with seafood. His dish for this year’s Chef’s Gala–seared shrimp scampi with Pinot Grigio butter, Black Venus rice risotto and Parmesan cheese–is not on Bull & Bear’s regular menu and should be on every gala guest’s short list.

Individual tickets are $325 (a couple’s package is $600) and can be purchased HERE. See below for a complete list of participating eateries.

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 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 & Spa
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando

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