‘Dining’ Category

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Soundbites: Brian Piasecki, Chef de Cuisine, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – With sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the re-imagined California Grill features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. Known for its stellar wine list, the restaurant now boasts about 250 wine selections, 80 by ...
Soundbites: Jeff Barnes, Pastry Chef, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – With sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the re-imagined California Grill features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. Known for its stellar wine list, the restaurant now boasts about 250 wine selections, 80 by ...
Soundbites: Michael Scheifler, Area Manager & Sommelier, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – With sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the re-imagined California Grill features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. Known for its stellar wine list, the restaurant now boasts about 250 wine selections, 80 by ...
Soundbites: Debbie Petersen, Executive Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering – With sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the re-imagined California Grill features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. Known for its stellar wine list, the restaurant now boasts about 250 wine selections, 80 by ...
Chef de Cuisine Brian Piasecki California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Brian Piasecki heads the culinary team at California Grill, located atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. His passion for cooking started early, watching his mother as she prepared stews, roasts, chicken and dumplings and other comfort food for the family in Toledo, Ohio.  At 15, he took a job in a local restaurant.  “I felt so at ...
Q&A with California Grill Area Manager Michael Scheifler – Hometown: Vienna, Austria Education: Hotel Management School, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, located in the wine region of Styria. How many years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts? 5 years How many years in the foodservice industry? 25 years In what other notable restaurants have you worked? Arlberg Hospiz, Austria; Schlosshotel Seefels, Austria; Restaurant Zum Lowen, Sweden; ...
California Grill Fast Facts – Located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill opened in 1995, starting a dining evolution for Walt Disney World Resort. A major makeover in fall 2013 transformed the dining room with a sleek contemporary look inspired by mid-century modern California design – again leading the way to a new era in Disney ...
Reimagined California Grill Takes Disney Restaurant Scene to New Heights, Reopening Sept. 9 – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With sweeping views of Walt Disney World Resort from the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill opens its doors on September 9 following a major makeover that redefines Disney’s culinary scene. The spacious dining room is transformed with a modern style that captures the spirit of California throughout ...
Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Inspired by his mother and grandmother, Chef Jeff Barnes became a pastry chef even though his bachelor’s degree from West Georgia College in Carrollton, Ga., was in Business Administration. “Both were great cooks,” says Barnes. “My grandmother was known throughout west Georgia for her cooking – she lived on a 100-acre farm and raised all ...
Fountain View at Epcot Reopens; Includes Starbucks Products – Reopening Sept. 4, Fountain View has a new look and new offerings for Epcot guests— featuring Starbucks products. Popular Disney-made treats will be served alongside Starbucks favorites like coffee, espresso and Frappuccino-blended beverages, as well as breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Fountain View is the second Starbucks location at Walt DIsney World Resort. Like Main Street ...

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