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Overview

Cook Around The World offers high school students a unique educational and competitive culinary experience at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

This event allows high school students to compete in a hands-on culinary experience against other schools from around the world. Participants will hear from top colleges and universities about career options in the culinary and hospitality field. Cook Around The World gives students the chance to learn and hear from top celebrity chefs.

Celebrity Guest & Judges

Celebrity Chef Mentor – Meet, Learn & Hear Jet’s Keynote Speech!

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Representatives from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

One of the finest hospitality schools in the US and ranked #5 among all hospitality schools worldwide

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Representatives from Valencia College

One of the top colleges in Orlando for pursuing a career in hospitality

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Representatives from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

One of the finest hospitality schools in the US and ranked #5 among all hospitality schools worldwide

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Representatives from Valencia College

One of the top colleges in Orlando for pursuing a career in hospitality

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Event Date

April 26-29, 2024

Itinerary

This is a SAMPLE itinerary. All venues and days of scheduled events are subject to change.

Each school will receive its own unique itinerary approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Event Day 1

Check-in after 4pm

Settle in and enjoy the resort

Option to Attend Disney Imagination Campus-Reimagined Learning Workshops

Free time to explore a theme park at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Event Day 2

Let’s get cooking!

Hands-on Culinary improv in Epcot®

Free time to explore a theme park at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Event Day 3

Award Ceremony

Option to Attend Disney Imagination Campus-Reimagined Learning Workshops

International Gala Dinner/Career Forum and Award Ceremony with Special Guest Speakers at World ShowPlace in Epcot®

‘Luminous The Symphony of Us’ Evening Firework Finale

Event Day 4

Checkout

Resort check-out for non-extended stays

Luggage can be stored at resort during the day

Packages

Event Includes:

  • Three (3) Night Resort Accommodations
  • Three (3) Day Park Hopper® Ticket
  • Hands-On Culinary Improv Competition in Epcot®
  • International Gala Dinner & Career Forum with Special Guest Speakers
  • Cook Around The World Chef Coat
  • Certificate of Achievement (Each Student)
  • All transportation between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and your resort (if applicable)
  • Private Transfers between all seminars, sessions, events, and theme parks per trip itinerary
  • Services of our event staff

Add-Ons

Disney Imagination Campus | Leadership the Disney Way

  • Gain real-world business experience as current Disney leaders teach you the principles they apply every day as they strive to create cast excellence and business success while exceeding Guest expectations.

Disney Imagination Campus | Teamwork the Disney Way

  • Learn the Disney philosophy and strategies behind high-performing teams and experience first-hand how collaboration and openness enable teams to overcome obstacles and achieve the ultimate goal…making magic for our Guests every day.

Disney Dining Card

  • Valid for food & beverage purchases only at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Extend Disney Park Hopper® Ticket

  • Option to upgrade Disney Park Hopper® Ticket to a four (4) or five (5) day ticket

Hotels

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Experience the unforgettable fads of the 1950s through the 1990s all over again.

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Value

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Experience the unforgettable fads of the 1950s through the 1990s all over again.

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