Come and Experience the Foodservice Behind the Magic at Walt Disney World Resort

Business Edge (10 September 2008)

Where can foodies see how 450 individually themed restaurants operate, learn about the highest standards of service in the world and experience one of the slickest food and beverage purchasing and distribution systems in existence – all under ‘one roof’? The answer: a ‘Foodies on Tour’ bespoke visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Come and Experience the Foodservice Behind the Magic at Walt Disney World ResortThe tailor-made foodservice educational programme, devised for UK professionals, is the result of a 12-month collaboration between McCullough Moore and the Disney Institute.

Taking place from September 4 to 8, 08, this five-day study tour combines a unique learning experience – whether you are a chef, operations manager, menu planner, sales executive or marketeer – with the ‘Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show’, which is fast becoming a must attend for Foodies worldwide.

‘Foodies on Tour’ will transport delegates behind the scenes as well as to the front line to savour a world of delectable dining with character, signature, casual and quick service dining experiences. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner will offer a different learning experience and the bespoke workshops, presentations and back-of-house trips developed for this tour are inspirational.   The ‘Foodies on Tour’ learning experience, designed to reveal many of the secrets behind the Walt Disney World Resort culinary success, will include:

  1. An interactive workshop that will focus on guest service levels with an emphasis on service in the food and beverage environment. Through interactive exercises and classroom sessions, delegates will discover how to match their organisation’s service standards with successful delivery systems that consistently promote and ensure quality service.
  2. A presentation on menu planning and key food and beverage trends
  3. A greenhouse tour through the hydroponic crops from around the world. Delegates will discover what crops of the future could look like and be grown.
  4. An overview of purchasing and distribution –learn how Walt Disney World Resort supplies 450 restaurants operating a just in time delivery system.
  5. A trip to the food and beverage warehouse – the logistics are mind-blowing – it collects, stores and distributes throughout the 43 sq m property.

‘The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show’ offer visitors an opportunity to sample the latest food and drink products available in the USA. Delegates will also be able to visit more than 500 leading industry suppliers, gather competitive intelligence, view a number of world-class culinary competitions, attend free seminars and source new products.


For more information about the study tour contact:
Billie Moore, Managing Director, McCullough Moore Ltd, on 01293 851 869

Journalists please contact:
Ann Grain, JAG Press & Publicity, on 07861 376 844 or

Notes to editors:

Facts about Walt Disney World Resort 450 food and beverage outlets comprising:

90 full service restaurants
300 quick service restaurants
65 nightclubs, lounges and pool bars
More than 16.5 million meals are served every year
There are 6000 different food items served every year
Every year resort guests consume more than:
9.3 million pounds of French fries
3.2 million pizzas
13 million bottles of water
1.2 million lbs of bananas
Every year chefs use:
741,150lbs of sugar
1.8 million lbs flour
2.8 million lbs eggs
More than 30 tons of fruit and vegetables grown in the greenhouses at Epcot
Every year guests use more than:
55 million pieces of cutlery
43 million paper cups
245 million napkins

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