At the first-ever Appetite for the Arches event, nearly $150,000 was raised to benefit the children and families we serve!

A chef's event with a twist

Over 350 guests enjoyed a chef’s event with a twist…one that had a little something to do with the Golden Arches! Chefs from 13 of Central Florida’s finest restaurants created signature dishes using McDonald’s® ingredients.

At this free-flowing event, guests were able to mix, mingle, and sample from the chef stations. In addition, there were signature cocktails created using McDonald’s ingredients too!

Attendees also enjoyed live music, performed by the Undercover Bandits, and a silent auction featuring a wide variety of unique items. 

Event photos

Check out our awesome photos from the event generously donated by Jeff Leimbach and Trung Nguyen!

Thank you participating restaurants!

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