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Heart of Florida United Way’s 26th Annual Chef’s Gala on April 14th

For the 26th year, more than 20 of the region’s top restaurants will gather for Heart of Florida United Way’s Chef’s Gala, a fundraiser benefitting local hunger and homelessness programs. Hosted by Walt Disney World at Epcot Showplace, this culinary adventure offers unlimited sampling of signature dishes prepared by award-winning chefs, each paired with a fine wine. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 6:45 – 10 p.m.


  • Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table at MAGIC KINGDOM Park
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot
  • Shutters at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
  • Latitude & Longitude at Orlando World Center Marriott
  • blu on the avenue
  • Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Primo by Melissa Kelly at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • STK Orlando at Disney Springs
  • Urban Tide at Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
  • Todd English’s bluezoo at Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Resort
  • Hemisphere at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport


  • Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
  • Epcot Bakery Team
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse
  • Se7en Bites

Through the generosity of sponsors, like Walt Disney World, as well as the participating restaurants that donate all the food, 95 cents of every dollar raised at the event goes directly to community programs aimed at alleviating hunger and homelessness.

Tickets are available by visiting Individual tickets are $325, couple ticket package is $600 and corporate ticket packages are $3,000. Sponsorships are also available by emailing or calling (407) 835-0923



About Heart of Florida United Way
Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. Last year, it raised and managed $24.4 million throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and basic needs. It operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida’s information and assistance, crisis, suicide and referral helpline; Volunteer Resource Center; Gifts In Kind Center; Emergency Homelessness Services; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals. HFUW impacts more than 650,000 individuals annually through its direct service and funded programs. United Way partners with local businesses, government, other charities to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. Visit for more information, or call (407) 835-0900.

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