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Heart of Florida United Way Announces Restaurants Participating in 27th Annual Chef’s Gala on March 2nd

For the 27th year, 24 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 or specialty beverage.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 6:45 – 10 p.m.


2019 Participating Restaurants


Ale & Compass Restaurant – Disney’s  Beach Club Resort

Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park

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Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot Center

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hemisphere – Hyatt Regency Orlando

Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park

La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Latitude & Longitude at Orlando World Center Marriott

Le Cellier Steakhouse – Epcot®

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Morimoto Asia – Disney Springs

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Primo by Melissa Kelly – J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort


STK Orlando – Disney Springs

Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Desserts & Coffee:

Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs

BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Gideon’s Bakehouse

The Glass Knife

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company


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 $350, couple ticket package is $650 and corporate ticket packages are $3,500. Sponsorships are also available by emailing or calling (407) 429-2129 .


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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