Top Local Chefs Support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

On Saturday, March 1, some of the area’s finest chefs will showcase their creativity for a good cause at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida’s Appetite for the Arches fundraising event. This is a chef’s event with a twist— one that has a little something to do with the Golden Arches.

Participating chefs will use McDonald’s® ingredients to create signature dishes for guests to sample as they mix and mingle at this free-flowing event.

Julie Petrakis, who owns The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder with her husband James, has been on the planning committee for the event and rallied some of her friends to join her. “As chefs, we provide unique experiences and delicious meals for thousands of people every year. At this event, we can provide comfort food like no other — by helping Ronald McDonald House keep families together when they need it most.”

Appetite for the Arches

Participating restaurants include: (Other updates HERE)

  • Blue Bird Bake Shop
  • Cask & Larder
  • Citrus Restaurant
  • Cuisiniers Catering
  • Eddie V’s
  • K Restaurant
  • LUMA on Park
  • Orlando World Center Marriott
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • The COOP
  • The Ravenous Pig
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • The Rusty Spoon
  • Yardbird

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida finds, creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families. The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a home away from home that offers comfort and care to families with children receiving treatment at local hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando.  The two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando serve over 1,800 families each year.

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