Recently, a very special guest visited Walt Disney World Resort. Winter, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish child, wished to return to Walt Disney World Resort to prepare a meal with Chef Jeff Moore, a sous chef at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, who had a remarkable impact on her. Winter and her family met Moore during a 2012 family vacation when he came by the family’s table to assist with her dietary restrictions, talking her through alternative meal options that fit her needs.
To Chef Jeff, he was just doing his job. But to Winter, this was a life-changing experience.
After that vacation, Winter became enamored with the culinary arts, and it was her wish to come back and cook with the very chef who inspired her during that vacation. So when Winter and her family visited Walt Disney World Resort just a few weeks ago, thanks to the some dedicated Cast Members, Chef Jeff was able make that wish come true. During her visit, Winter was able to reunite with her favorite chef, where together they made spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort; and we put together a special video to share their heartwarming story with you.
Featured with the dish they created was a peanut sauce that can be found in many of the dishes at ‘Ohana. The sauce is commonly served with appetizers such as Pork Dumplings and Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings and is even drizzled on several of the restaurant’s signature skewers. For Winter’s dish, they paired the sauce with spring rolls. We wanted to share this recipe with you, so that you could enjoy it just like she did!