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TASTY TRENDS IN TODAY’S FOOD at WMFE plus other upcoming Foodie Events


DATE: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: The WMFE Studios, 11510 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817

This panel of Central Florida food experts engage in a free-wheeling discussion on popular area restaurants, what is new or enduring on the Central Florida food scene, and other tasty food-related topics that may emerge. It’s moderated by WMFE reporter and All Things Considered host Crystal Chavez. It’s free and open to the public.

Current panelists include Mark Baratelli of The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, chef and culinary educator, Emily Ellyn and Tasty Chomps food blogger, Ricky Ly.



The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required!

How is seating determined? Seating not assigned. Seating is first-come, first served.

How do I contact the WMFE Member Services? Either via phone at 407-514-1750(Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or by email:




Chef Kathleen Blake, 2015 James Beard award nominee and owner of The Rusty Spoon in downtown Orlando, will prepare dinner at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’sCommunity Kitchen as part of the Chef’s Night series and Catering for Good program. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner featuring a locally sourced pub-style menu of American cuisine rooted in European flavors. Chef’s Night brings local top chefs into Second Harvest’s Community Kitchen to celebrate delicious food and raise money for a good cause.

All proceeds benefit Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program, which provides students with the skills and inspiration they need to obtain an entry-level position in a food service establishment.For more on our first Chef’s Night with John Rivers, click here.


  • Passed Appetizer: Amuse-bouche
  • First Course: Charred squid and octopus with Frog Song organic watermelon two ways with house pickled peppers and arugula
  • Second Course: Sweet corn, chorizo and local oyster mushrooms with fettuccine paprikash
  • Third Course: Lake Meadow roasted poussin with butternut squash skordalia and natural jus
  • Dessert: Peach cobbler with muse butter pecan gelato

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32805

COST: $75 per person

TO REGISTER:  Purchase tickets at or call 407-514-1048 for more information.


Photo Credit: Jeffrey A McDonald
Photo Credit: Jeffrey A McDonald

Expand your palate. Make Rolls. Not War. Celebrate International Sushi Day on June 18 at Dragonfly.

Guests become the chef at the “Craft Your Roll” day through the five step prep of roll creation allowing guest to pick: the canvas; farm product; pairing; topping and sauce. Adding to the mix, guests are encouraged to name their dish and share socially using the hashtag #HowIRoll.

Crafting its role in the community, Dragonfly will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the following charities:

  • Orlando: Community Food and Outreach Center
  • Gainesville: Ronald McDonald House


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