Chef’s Gala Celebrates a Milestone: 25 Years!


Heart of Florida United Way’s 25th annual Chef’s Gala is Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Epcot® World Showplace at Walt Disney World Resort. Benefiting  thousands of Central Floridians in need, 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.

Chef’s Gala supports programs in the areas of education, financial stability, health, food, shelter and other services to people in dire need in Central Florida.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be part of the milestone 25th anniversary of Chef’s Gala as my first event,” said Jeff Hayward, Heart of Florida United Way’s president and CEO as of December. “This elegant evening raises nearly $300,000 each year to help people in the tri-county region, which would not be possible without our dedicated sponsors, committee members and, of course, wonderful attendees.”

Cheers from the 2016 Chef’s Gala participating Chefs

2017 Participating Restaurants

Artist Point – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
blu on the avenue
California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen
deep blu Seafood Grille – Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Hollywood Brown Derby – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Jiko – The Cooking Place – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Jungle Skipper Canteen – Magic Kingdom® Park
La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Le Cellier Steakehouse – Epcot®
Narcoossee’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
STK Orlando – Disney Springs
Tiffins – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Todd English’s bluezoo – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Culinary
Urban Tide – Hyatt Regency Orlando
Yachtsman Steakhouse – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Desserts & Coffee:

Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs
Bake Me A Cake
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Bakery – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.

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