Send your group on the dining adventure of a lifetime with a tour of celebrity chef-owned eateries in Orlando (Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort pictured; courtesy Patina Restaurant Group & Mickey Mouse © Disney).
Updated March 11, 2021
In Orlando, dining can provide as many unforgettable adventures for meeting attendees as our theme parks and attractions — especially when you factor in our growing number of celebrity chef-helmed restaurants! Featuring options throughout our convention and tourism district, here’s your guide to the culinary superstars who make Orlando one of the country’s most delicious meetings destinations. You can also enjoy these venues with confidence thanks to enhanced health and safety measures designed to protect you. Bon appétit!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy business travel and safety information in Orlando, and check with your favorite businesses for their current status.
Celebrity Chefs of Orlando
When it comes to celebrity chefs, no Orlando dining district has more of them than Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, but you'll find more throughout the destination. Check out the famous faces who are creating unforgettable dining experiences in Orlando.
José Andrés at JALEO and Pepe
Andrés has been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation. Now, he’s brought his talent to Disney Springs’ West Side with the biggest, boldest JALEO yet! Also new to Disney Springs is Pepe by José Andrés. The first brick-and-mortar version of Andrés’ famous food truck, it serves hot and cold Spanish-style sandwiches next door to JALEO.
JALEO offers special menus and private party spaces for groups, as well as talented staff who can help you create a unique event. The restaurant has banquet capacity for 550 guests and can host receptions for up to 625 attendees.
Masaharu Morimoto at Morimoto Asia
Morimoto has picked up numerous accolades in his nearly 40-year career, including several winning appearances on Iron Chef. Located in The Landing at Disney Springs, his namesake eatery invites you to partake in a culinary journey across Asia. Late-night revelers will also want to visit the eatery’s Forbidden Lounge, serving cocktails and a limited menu until 2 a.m. nightly.
Offering sweeping views of the restaurant, Morimoto Asia’s second floor is perfect for large receptions, and intimate dining experiences can be created in one of four private rooms that seat up to eight guests each. What’s more, the full venue can accommodate as many as 600 guests.
Art Smith at Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen
Smith is a two-time James Beard Award winner and sixth-generation Floridian who’s appeared on popular cooking shows like Top Chef Masters and BBQ Pitmasters. Paying tribute to his home state’s rich agricultural heritage and farm-to-table freshness, his restaurant is located in The Landing at Disney Springs.
In addition to private rooms for smaller parties, Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen has a maximum reception capacity of 500 guests, and maximum banquet capacity of 230 guests.
Guy Fieri at Planet Hollywood and Chicken Guy!
Looking for Flavortown? Head to Disney Springs’ Town Center! A New York Times-bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning television host, Fieri doesn’t oversee Planet Hollywood’s entire menu, but the iconic restaurant does feature a signature line of burgers and sandwiches created by the colorful chef. And at the quick-service Chicken Guy!, you can chow down on all-natural sandwiches, salads and sides made with Fieri’s off-the-hook flare.
Planet Hollywood also has extensive room for guests — including groups as large as 3,000 with a full venue buyout. Semi-private spaces have room for groups of 15 or more, and private functions for 75 or more attendees can reserve dedicated space within four floors of space.
Rick Bayless at Frontera Cocina
In addition to notching up eight James Beard Awards in his career, Bayless is known for television hits such as Mexico — One Plate at a Time and Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Located in Town Center, this restaurant is as notable for its design elements as its authentic Mexican fare.
Frontera Cocina is a great place to spice up a group event. What’s more, special group menus are available for large parties of 15 or more people.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Wolfgang Puck Express
The Marketplace at Disney Springs offers not one, but two chances to sample Puck’s legendary creations. The newest, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, features a Mediterranean-influenced menu and ambience inspired by California. Nearby, Wolfgang Puck Express serves mouthwatering breakfast, lunch and dinner bites for visitors on the go.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill has numerous options for groups, starting with room for 18 guests at the Chef’s Table. Additionally, the pizza bar has room for up to 35 guests, the outdoor patio can handle up to 50, semi-private dining rooms have capacity for 75, the main dining room can take up to 220, and the entire restaurant has room for as many as 450.
Todd English’s bluezoo
Having appeared on such TV programs as Cooking Under Fire and Food Trip, the stylish and entertaining English teams with Chef Christopher McDonough for this eatery. Boasting chic ambience, Todd English’s bluezoo at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort combines the freshest seafood and global coastal cuisine with an unforgettable atmosphere.
This restaurant has private dining options for smaller groups, and it can accommodate up to 200 guests via a full buyout.
Primo by Melissa Kelly
A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Kelly is also a two-time James Beard Award recipient. When her original Primo in Maine closes in the winter, she can often be found overseeing operations at the famous eatery’s location at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Like its namesake, Orlando’s edition serves Mediterranean cuisine using local, organic ingredients. In fact, they even have their own onsite herb garden!
Primo by Melissa Kelly is good to go for group dining, too. The restaurant has banquet capacity for up to 250 guests, and reception capacity for 175 attendees.