Give Kids The World is introducing a new event this year. The “O’Town Mac Down,” is a mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23rd. It will be fun for the whole family and support a great cause – Give Kids The World Village where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families get a week-long cost free vacation.
The delicious “food fight” cooking competition will feature professional chefs and restaurants as well as home cooks and non-profit organizations who will duke it out to the very end to be named Orlando’s Mac-n-Cheese Champion. If you have a favorite recipe, you’re encouraged to sign up on the O-town Mac Down website to enter the competition.
Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and the event will include live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, a performance by Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show, a kids’ fun zone including face painting, bounce houses and macaroni art station, theme park character meet-and-greets and vendor booths.
Presenting sponsor SeaWorld along with Give Kids The World invite the general public to come sample the cheesiest mac-n-cheese that area culinary combatants have to offer at this cooking challenge.
Attendance and participation benefits Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.