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Take 5: Meet the Chefs at Disney Parks

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


What’s your favorite restaurant at Disney Parks? Whether it is the new Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure park or the upcoming Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park, there is a chef behind the scenes working to perfect your Disney dining experience. Learn more about Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort chefs in the posts below.

Take 5: Meet the Chefs at Disney Parks

  1. Meet Disneyland Resort ‘Pie Man,’ Chef Jean-Marc Viallet – Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet shares his latest creations served at Flo’s V-8 Café in Cars Land.
  2. Chef of Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland Shares His Favorites from the Menu – Chef of the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland, Michael Deardorff, shares his favorite lunch and dinner dishes.
  3. Meet Chef Gloria Tae at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park – If you’re a fan of Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you already know a little about Gloria. Learn more about her career at the Disneyland Resort.
  4. Two More Disneyland Resort Chefs Achieve Notable Culinary Ranking – Meet Disneyland Resort chefs who have earned the distinction of Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation.
  5. Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Chef – Meet Chef Janine Ruozi of Jolly Holiday Bakery Café on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.


  • I have been going to Disney Resturants scince 1978.All at WDW they are the Best places for eating.I love Epcot for all the country,s foods. But from Animal Kindom resort to Downtown Disney I have never had a bad experance. Our Number 1 Place is Portabelos,the People make it worth it beside the food is fantastic. John& Sheila

  • Oh my goodness. I’ll be there during the grand opening week, but now will have to decide whether to have lunch or dinner here. YUM!

  • Best restaurant is Napa Rose and Victoria and Albert.
    Go to Napa Rose at least 4x a year. Service and food is excellent!!!!

  • Always love the Chef intros here from Pam and the other great DPB writers. Thanks for giving us a peek into the “back of the house” at Disney restaurants.

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