Once a year, on a family-owned farm up in remote Zellwood, Florida, a magical merging occurs. Chefs from Disney World's very top restaurants personally prepare and serve spectacular foods to a group of no more than 200 adults. Participants duck out for farm tours, then return to indulge in yet more food, beer and wine. Live music plays.
This event is called Field to Feast. The fifth annual gathering will take place on February 17, 2018. It always sells out, and it's no wonder. Not only is this a one-of-a-kind event under the stars with otherwise unheard-of access to Mickey's Orlando culinary A-team. It's also a fundraiser. So, your $175 ticket will be a splurge, but that amount supports the Kids Cafe Program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Kids Cafe feeds needy kids after school in three counties.
Each chef has his or her own food station. Ingredients sizzle and steam "on stage," to use a Disney term, throughout. Your fare will be will be piping hot, if appropriate, and served by the proud and enthusiastic chefs. At each station, a Disney sommelier will pour a specially chosen wine.
Essentials: Saturday, February 17, 3pm to 6pm at Long & Scott Farms
These are the chefs who are scheduled to be cooking at Field to Feast 2018:
Chef Robby Sayles, Tiffins, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Chef Michael Gonsalves, Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Chef Tim Majoras, Flying Fish, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Chef Craig Schleider, Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Chef Joe Haverlin, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Disney Yacht Club Resort
Chef Lenny DeGeorge, Flavor Lab
Chef Michael Deardorff, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Chef Leonard Thomson, Park Event Operations and Premium Events
Pastry Chef Amy Goodpaster, Magic Kingdom
Pastry Chef Kelly Smith, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort