Cheesier (and much tastier) than a lime-green leisure suit, the MacDown is a macaroni-and-cheese cooking contest and fundraiser for Give Kids The World Village. Give Kids The World Village is a Kissimmee-based nonprofit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW Village provides accommodations at its storybook resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation.
The event features talented chefs and caterers from around Orlando, each looking to whip up the best mac-n-cheese dish in Central Florida. Chefs from such well known restaurants as Hard Rock Café, Smokey Bones and Disney’s Port Orleans will compete. The presenting sponsor is Tom+Chee.
In addition to the mac-n-cheese battle, Saturday’s competition will include live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a Kids’ Zone, interactive games provided by Orlando City Soccer Club and unlimited samples of the best mac-n-cheese on the planet.
Tickets, available online at www.OTownMacDown.org, are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12-years-old and under. There’s no charge for children under 3. Ticket prices will be higher at the door