In February, some of the finest chefs at Walt Disney World are getting together for two separate events that benefit programs at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
The first event on February 6th is at the Food Bank itself and features chefs from around central Florida, including members of the Walt Disney World Resort Food & Beverage Concept Development Team.
Chef’s Night will benefit the Food Bank’s Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program, a 16-week course that provides service-based technical, life, and employability skills.
The night will feature a Valentine’s Day theme, including a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and a four-course meal. Guests will start with a lobster bisque with crispy parsnip, pink-tipped parsley, lemon creme fraiche, and lobster oil. The second course is beet heart, lingonberry, rose hip, and oxalis. Beef Wellington with sweet potato puree, baby squash blossoms, mushrooms, and a red wine demi is next. Dessert of strawberries and cream, includes Plant City strawberries, chantilly cream, and chocolate-caramel cake.
Master Sommelier Brian Koziol will select the wine pairings.
Tickets are $125 each or $200 a couple and are available online.
On February 22nd, Disney chefs in partnership with Edible Orlando magazine will participate in the 7th annual Field to Feast Dinner to benefit the Food Bank’s Kids Cafe Program, which provides after-school meal service to needy children in central Florida.
The event, which is hosted at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood, Florida, features an opportunity to mingle with Disney chefs and enjoy several small dishes inspired by their home parks or resort. Master Sommelier George Miliotes of Wine Bar George will choose a beer, wine or cocktail to pair with each dish.
Chefs at the event represent Toledo, Topolino’s Terrace, Tiffins, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Golden Oak, the Epcot festivals, Disney’s Grand Floridian Weddings Team, Amorette’s Patisserie, The Ganachery, and more.
Tickets are $175 per person and are available online.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.