This year marked the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala fundraiser featuring 24 of Central Florida’s top chefs from the finest dining establishments to benefit Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW).
The event, hosted at the Epcot® World Showplace, drew in more than 1,000 guests, raising $296,000 for local residents in need.
Over 190 items were donated for bid while guests were entertained by live music, amazing food, and fine wines from around the world.
We have put together a few highlights of the evening.
Here were some of our favorite bits featured at the Chef’s Gala:
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We would like to thank the participating restaurants, chefs, sponsors, and the members of the United Way who put on this fantastic event to help better our local community.
2013 Participating Restaurants:
Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Paired Wines: Robledo Family Winery, Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Lake County CA.
The Capital Grille, Darden
Paired Wines: Arroba Winery Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Sonoma
Eddie V’s, Darden
Flying Fish Cafe, Disney’s BoardWalk
Paired Wines: Colinas Sao Lourenco, Tinto 2007, Bairrada DOC, Portugal
The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Kona Café, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot®
Napa, The Peabody Orlando
Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Primo by Melissa Kelly, Grande Lakes Orlando
Sanaa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Shutters, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Siro, Orlando World Center Marriott
Paired Wines: Monte Schiavo Winery, Verdicchio de Jesi 2010, Marche, Italy
Tusker House Restaurant, DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM® Theme Park
Be Our Guest Restaurant, MAGIC KINGDOM® Park
Seasons 52, Darden
Paired Wines: Ferrante Winery, Vidal Blanc 2011, Grand River Valley, Ohio