O-Town MacDown, Mac-and-cheese Competition, to Benefit Give Kids The World

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The Saturday, August 23 Orlando event offers plenty of mac-and-cheese and fun for the whole family.

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Just announced: The first 40 competitors to sign up by July 1 will be entered to win a pair of AAdvantage Airmile Certificates from American Airlines.

Gather the family and come sample some amazing mac-and-cheese while determining the Mac-and-Cheese Kings and Queens of Central Florida, all to benefit kids with life-threatening illnesses. The inaugural O-Town MacDown Presented by SeaWorld will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. O-Town MacDown is an unbe-CHEESE-able afternoon of food and fun the whole family will enjoy.

The competition is open to professional chefs, restaurant chefs or home cooks with the tastiest mac-and-cheese who want to show off their best cheesy concoction to earn bragging rights and great prizes. The winners of the professional and restaurant competitions at O-Town MacDown will have the opportunity to face off on stage in front of their colleagues at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, to be held two weeks later in Orlando, Florida. Both winners will compete at the Show’s Food Trends Experience Culinary Demonstration Theater for the title of Best Mac ‘n Cheese in Orange County. They also will be featured on the show’s website leading up to the event and promoted heavily at the show. The winner of the home cook category will receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C. which includes a food tour from D.C. Metro Food Tours, hotel and airfare.

Just announced: the first 40 competitors to sign up by July 1 will be entered to win a pair of AAdvantage Airmile Certificates from American Airlines.

This unique, family-fun O-Town MacDown will also include cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a performance by Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show, appearances by the SeaWorld “Groove Chefs” and unlimited mac-n-cheese. Kids can have a blast in the Kid’s Zone including bounce houses, face painting and macaroni arts and crafts.

Tickets are available online now at $10 for adults and $5 for children. Ticket prices will be higher at the door. Visit http://www.OTownMacDown.org for tickets and registration information.

It’s going to be a Gouda time, so don’t miss it.


About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 130,000 families from all 50 states and over 75 countries.

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