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Disney Chefs Team Up to Bring Thanksgiving Magic to the Community… and Your Family

Tajiana Ancora-Brown

by , Director of External Affairs, Walt Disney World Resort

Our incredible Disney chefs bring magic in the form of meals to thousands of Walt Disney World Resort guests each and every day. And twice each month, they mix their passion for the culinary arts and our local Central Florida community into a unique opportunity to deliver that same magic to nearly 600 of our neighbors who may not experience a warm meal otherwise.

For the past 20 years, our culinary teams have created nutritious—and delicious—meals in their Disney kitchens and then teamed up with Disney VoluntEARS to deliver and serve the offerings at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, a local nonprofit organization that serves more than 20,000 meals to those in need each year.

And 9,000 of those annual meals are prepared and served by Disney chefs.

One of the most special meals served each year is on Thanksgiving night, as a Disney chef brings a traditional holiday meal to the coalition’s residents. The meal comes with all the fixings we know and love—roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stuffing, salad, rolls, cranberry sauce and dessert—to make sure those who call the coalition home have a traditional and delicious holiday experience.

Some of our chefs who have served at the coalition throughout 2019 teamed up to share their top Thanksgiving tips for your own holiday meal prep this year—inspired by a traditional Thanksgiving meal, just like the one our chefs are serving up at the Coalition next week!

Follow along in the below video… we hope some of these tips help make your own holiday meals more magical!

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