Interview with Chef Robert, Executive Disney Chef! (and a giveaway!)

Exciting news! On Tuesday, December 17, I will be interviewing Chef Robert, the executive Chef for Disney! We’ll be talking about what Disney is doing for the holidays and how you can put a little Disney magic into your own kitchen this season. Have a question for Chef Robert about Disney, the holidays, or tips & tricks for your kitchen! Leave them below and enter to win a GREAT pack of Disney products. (See below!)

Here is a bit about my delicious days at Disney!

Donning my chef hat mouse ears, I began two delicious days at Disney Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!  Would the land of Mickey Mouse prove to be a gourmet destination? I was delightfully surprised.

I attended two cooking demonstrations by two Disney Chefs. What fun to sample my first taste of cactus—in an empanada prepared by Chef Javier. Here is a peak at how you prep a cactus!

Empanadas with cactus. Chef Javier and me!

Chef Dave prepared a Rock Shrimp & Crab BLT.  What an intriguing combination!  The “B” was baked prosciutto the “L” was Boston Bibb Aioli and the “T” was beautifully prepared tomatoes.  Chef Dave shared a great tip to “crunch” the prosciutto: Put the prosciutto on parchment paper in a baking sheet and then cover it with a second baking sheet.

Rock Shrimp & Crab BLT

Each cooking demonstration was also paired with a special glass of wine.

During the evening, my dear friend, Dawn Meehan (from Mom 2 My 6 Pack), joined me for a “tour around the world” at Epcot.

We sampled delicacies from China, Brazil, Morocco, Italy, Mexico and pastries from France.  It’s only during the Food and Wine Festival that all of the countries have sampling stations where you don’t have to eat a whole meal, but rather a taste of the cuisine. So, Chef Mickey, it’s two ears up for my delicious days at Disney!


I brought a little piece of my trip back to share with you! Enter to win this Disney Chef Set: a Chef Mickey cookbook, a Mickey apron, measuring spoons, and a Chef Duffy teddy bear. Two ways to win – leave a comment for Chef Robert below in the comment section or enter via the form below. Three will win! I’ll announce the winners next week on my blog.

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Savor the day!.



  1. Jaclyn Reynolds on December 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    This is so nice! We miss being at Disney, this would cheer up our kitchen!

    • Margaret Mcsweeney on December 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks, Everyone for the comments and questions. I am so excited about the kitchen chat with Chef Robert tomorrow. The podcast will post on Monday and I will announce some giveaways next week. Savor the day!

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks for visiting my kitchen, Jaclyn! I hope you will come back soon! I’m posting more blogs, podcasts and kitchen chat pantry give-aways

  2. Stephanie Craig on December 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Looks like a great prize. I wish I could be at Disney for Christmas. It’s a dream of mine. We went for Halloween a couple years ago. The kids loved it. Thanks for sharing your experience. The Rock Shrimp and Crab BLT looks wonderful.

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! That would be so much fun to spend a Christmas at Disney! I hope you enjoyed my Kitchen Chat podcast with Chef Robert!

  3. Maureen Roberts on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    On our last trips to Disney, we went on a ride/tour of the Hydroponics Greenhouse at Epcot. Do these greenhouse fruits and veggies feed all Disney visitors? Are there more greenhouses off site?

    We love Disney World!

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks, Maureen! I love Disney World, too! I hope you enjoyed my kitchen chat with Chef Robert! It was great to see you the other day!

  4. sharon on December 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Lovely. This is a dream post. Cooking easy things which are tasty is a dilemma.

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks for visiting my kitchen, Sharon! I hope you will also listen to my Kitchen Chat podcasts! They’re free!

  5. Meredith on December 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks for stopping by my kitchen, Meredith! I hope you will come back and check out my new blogs, podcasts and give-aways

  6. Helen T on December 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you for the chance 🙂

    • Margaret McSweeney on February 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you for visiting my kitchen, Helen. I will have lots more kitchen chat pantry give-aways with books and food, so please keep coming back and leaving comments. Also, please download for free my kitchen chat podcasts.

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