Competitors Wanted for the 2014 OTown MacDown

American Culinary FederationACF News ContestsCompetitors Wanted for the 2014 OTown MacDown

OtownMacDown_LogoDear Friend, 

I have a challenge for you! I’ve recently signed up as the Corporate Chair for a brand new event coming to Orlando called the O-Town MacDown. It’s a macaroni and cheese cooking competition and family fun event to benefit Give Kids The World and I’m asking if you would consider competing. 

The O-Town MacDown presented by SeaWorld, will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event includes a mac-n-cheese cooking competition open to professional and home cooks, cooking demonstrations with renowned chefs, live entertainment and a super fun kids zone with bounce houses and entertainment including magician/comedian Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show! There will also be some great prizes for the winning Chefs, and of course bragging rights for having the best mac-n-cheese dish in Orlando. 

As you know I’m very passionate about being a chef, but I’m also very passionate about Give Kids The World. In case you’re not familiar with this amazing organization, Give Kids The World, it’s a fairy tale resort located in Kissimmee, Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses come to have their wishes fulfilled. Give Kids The World works with over 250 wish granting organizations from around the world to fulfill wishes. In the past 25 years, they’ve served over 127,000 wish families and with your help, they will be able to make even more wishes come true. 

Enclosed you will find more information on how you can become a competitor in this event. You can also find out more on our website,, where you can also see a crazy video of me in a MacDown show down! 

If you are interested, please fill out the attached competitors form and fax or email it to the Director of Special Events at Give Kids The World, Lisa Bertin-Queena, fax 407-396-1207. Her phone number is 407-396-1114 ext 4225 in case you have any questions. We are also looking for sponsors and vendors, so if you could also please help spread the word that would be great! 

I want to thank you for your time and truly hope that you will consider entering this contest and help make wishes come true. 

Chef Bryan Frick

Comments (2)

  1. I am a member of the southwest Florida ACF chapter, am I able to participate in this competition? Please advise, thanks!



    1. Hi, Anthony.

      I am going to forward this question to Chef Bryan Frick who is the chairperson for this event. I am sure they would welcome your involvement. 🙂

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