Releases in ‘Dining’

  • California Grill Chef de Cuisine Brian Piasecki

    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 […]

    Dining, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • California Grill Manager and Sommelier Michael Scheifler

    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; […]


  • Bursting with Color

    Reimagined California Grill Takes Disney Restaurant Scene to New Heights

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With sweeping views of Walt Disney World Resort from the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill features a spacious dining room with a modern style that captures the spirit of California throughout the design, reimagined in 2013 from the original dining room that opened in 1995. When guests step […]

    Dining, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Disney's Contemporary Resort Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes

    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 […]


  • Trattoria al Forno Brings the Italian Countryside to Disney's BoardWalk

    What’s New in Walt Disney World Resort Dining

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – From new and re-imagined restaurants to innovative ways to serve guests, chefs are keeping gining at the forefront of the Walt Disney World vacation experience. Across four theme parks and 26 resort hotels, Walt Disney World Resort boasts an amazing and diverse portfolio of dining experiences. From healthy offerings to celebration […]


  • Opening Dec. 11, 2012 in the France Pavilion at Epcot, Monsieur Paul  is an upscale, but less formal restaurant located in the former Bistro de Paris location. With classic French architecture including fresh colors and a touch of modernism, the newly renovated restaurant is decorated with mementoes of Chef Paul Bocuse's extraordinary culinary honors. The new menu is built on the Bocuse tradition of French classical cuisine with contemporary setting. (Preston Mack, photographer)

    Monsieur Paul Restaurant Now Open at Epcot World Showcase France Pavilion

    “Monsieur Paul restaurant introduces the culture and the authentic taste of French cuisine that Chef Paul Bocuse has been preaching to the world,” says Jerome Bocuse, son of the famous French chef and president and owner of the company that runs Monsieur Paul, which re-opened in December 2012 in the France pavilion at Epcot World […]

    Dining, Epcot

  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort Marquee

    International Tastes, Creative Flair At Landscape of Flavors Food Court

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With tandoor ovens and a 3-foot-wide Mongolian grill for onstage cooking and made-to-order dishes, Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the next generation of food courts, keeping pace with the increasingly sophisticated palates of Walt Disney World guests. Guests can play it safe with a create-your-own […]

    Dining, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Sweets to the Sweet: Disney Desserts Worth the Calories

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Chef Scott Hunnel sells more than 10,000 dessert soufflés a year at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  After a meal of everything from osetra caviar to seared Kobe beef tenderloin, discriminating diners at the award-winning restaurant look forward to a sweet ending. An upswing in […]


  • Guests find "out-of-this-world" dining in the Sci-Fi Dine-In
Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.

    More Than a Meal: Unique Disney Dining Spots

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From meatloaf and mashed potatoes in a nostalgic ’50s-inspired eatery to a private table for two in a Grand Floridian kitchen, Walt Disney World restaurants are taking “eatertainment” to new heights. Looking for more than a meal? While many Disney restaurants add a touch of theming, here some of spots, where […]


  • Tutto Italia and Tutto Gusto

    Fantastic Tastes, Three Distinctive Culinary Experiences At Epcot Italy Pavilion

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla – With the recent debut of Tutto Gusto wine cellar at the Italy pavilion at Epcot, there now are three delicious ways to enjoy the tastes of Italy: Tutto Gusto, Via Napoli and Tutto Italia. Operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, Tutto Gusto joins the line-up in the pavilion’s expanded dining, […]


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