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Disney Springs hosts ‘Flavors of Florida’ Culinary Demonstrations This Summer

Flavors of Florida

“Flavors of Florida” has returned to Walt Disney World offering food and drink with Florida flair, and new for 2023, there are culinary demonstrations featuring the chefs behind many of the Disney Springs restaurants.

The Details

Disney Springs features amazing food from chefs like Art Smith and James Petrakis, bakers like Steve Lewis, Master Sommelier George Miliotes, and more.

And new for 2023, these culinary creators will be hosting free demonstrations on select dates as part of the summer “Flavors of Florida” promotion. Each demonstration will feature how-to’s on creating dishes full of Florida flavors, and a bit of personal notes from the creators as to why they chose that dish.

The Location

These complimentary demonstrations will be held outdoors at Waterview Park, which is nestled between The BOATHOUSE and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar on The Landing.

The park has some seating, but it tends to fill fast. So while these demonstrations are free to attend, Disney Springs is asking guests to register online for each demonstration at

The Schedule

Here is the list of demonstrations available to attend:

Master Sommelier George Miliotes

A Demonstration with Master Sommelier George Miliotes

July 7, 2023 – 10:30am-11:30am

See George Miliotes and the Wine Bar George culinary team in action, demonstrating how to make Dicuru Burrata, their “Flavors of Florida” menu item.

Chef James Petrakis

A Demonstration with Chef James Petrakis

July 14, 2023 – 10:30am-11:30am

See Chef James Petrakis in action, demonstrating how to make Key West Pink Shrimp Ceviche, the Flavors of Florida menu item at The Polite Pig.

Chef Art Smith

A Demonstration with Chef Art Smith

July 21, 2023 – 10:30am-11:30am

See Chef Art Smith in action, demonstrating how to make his famous Shrimp & Grits.

Steve Lewis – Owner and Creator of Gideon’s Bakehouse

A Presentation with Steve Lewis – Owner and Creator of Gideon’s Bakehouse

July 28, 2023 – 10:30am-11:30am

Learn how Gideon’s is bringing Florida flavors to Disney Springs, with delicious menu items that are crafted with care using high-quality ingredients sourced from Florida.

Chef Georg Paulussen

A Demonstration with Chef Georg Paulussen, Chef Jennifer Ladisky and Chef Gary Miles

August 4, 2023 – 10:30am-11:30am

See Disney Springs Culinary in action, demonstrating how to make some of the “Flavors of Florida” menu items served at select Disney Springs restaurants. There’s no advance registration for this event.

Dishes may include:

  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar: Florida Shrimp Tacos
  • The Ganachery: Key Lime Pop and Honey Lavender Square

Attending the Demonstrations

If you decide to attend any of these demonstrations, here are some things to keep in mind:

Guests can park in the garages as early as 8:30am, and security will let guests enter at 9am. Parking is complimentary.

It’s an extremely hot Florida summer, so wear sunscreen and bring some cold water or other beverages to enjoy while you wait for the demonstration to start. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can happen when it’s this hot, so please take precautions with being outdoors.

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