Showcasing Passion, Talent, and Culture: Meet Chef Daniel Contreras

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Disney Culinary is ever-evolving and helps to amplify diverse voices. Our food and beverage cast members bring a personal touch of magic to help bring a unique flavor to our guests. Meet Chef Daniel Contreras, a proud immigrant from Colombia, who made his childhood dream come true as the Chef at Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom.

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Episode 5: Disney Culinary – Signature Dining and Festivals

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The Culinary teams across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products create unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. This week we make stops at our parks on both coasts as we hear from the Culinary Director of Signature Restaurants, Chef Andrew Sutton, and Chef Assistant at EPCOT Festivals, Chef Pedro Pomales. They share their culinary journey, how they conceptualize dishes that end up in our parks and resorts, and the different career paths available with Disney Culinary.

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Discover Disney Culinary: Meet Roberto Rivera Otero, Chef de Cuisine, Concept Development

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With each visit to Disney Parks across the globe, guests encounter imaginative food and beverage experiences that immerse them in their surroundings, whether inspired by our own world or a galaxy far, far away. But how do our chefs help conceptualize that very magic within our cuisine to create one-of-a-kind dining experiences for guests from all over the world? Meet Roberto (Bobby), Chef de Cuisine for Concept Development at Walt Disney World Resort, whose team works behind the scenes to bring unforgettable menu items to life.

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Cultivating a Culinary Career: Meet Chef David

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Chef David began his culinary career at Disney in the Disney Culinary Program in 2007 and is now the chef at the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. Learn about his passion for cooking and how he is inspiring others in this industry.

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