NormansCalling all food fanatics! Have I got a culinary weekend for you!  

Beginning Friday, August 10, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will host For the Love of Food! Culinary Masters Weekend. This foodie affair will be packed with meet-and-greet dining, behind-the-scenes kitchen access, and an engaging cooking school session.  

The weekend package, priced at $850 for two (includes gratuity but not taxes), includes:

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  • Overnight accommodations for two in a Deluxe room (Friday and Saturday night) 
  • Meet the Farmer Welcome Reception at Fairways Pub (Friday evening) 
  • Meet and greet with local farmers and the Grande Lakes culinary team  
  • Cooking School for two with The Ritz-Carlton Culinary Team (Saturday) 
  • Dinner at NORMAN’S to celebrate its ninth anniversary (Saturday evening)  
  • Silent auction with proceeds to benefit Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida 
  • Overnight valet parking  

Availability is limited and advance reservations are required. To reserve, call: 800-576-5760 and ask for code ZZLO.  

Can’t do the overnight? No worries. You can still attend some of the events a la carte.  

Meet the Farmer Welcome Reception – Friday, August 10

  • $85 per person plus tax (includes gratuity)
  • 6:30pm at Fairways Pub 
  • For reservations call 407-393-4648  

NORMAN’S Anniversary Dinner – Saturday, August 11 

  •  $125 per person plus tax (includes gratuity)
  • 6:30pm at NORMAN’S 
  • For reservations call 407-393-4333 


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