This weekend, I was honored to attend this year’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation event at Orlando World Center Marriott, and it was a fabulous event full of great food and lots of giving.
The event raises benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry platform, as well as local organizations Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Congratulations to Executive Chef John Janucik of Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, who has been named 2014 Chef of the Year for the Americas, an Award of Culinary Excellence from Marriott International.
Janucik, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, joined Marriott International in 2006 as an executive sous chef at the Orlando World Center Marriott. He transferred to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in 2010 as executive chef.