Help Give Kids the World with Mac and Cheese: O-Town MacDown

Give Kids the World Village O-Town MacDown

Do you make a mean mac-and-cheese or do you simply love all the cheesy awesomeness that is mac-and-cheese? What if you could combine that with helping an amazing organization that changes the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses? Would you want to be part of that?

Now you can!

Give Kids The World (GKTW), one of Central Florida’s greatest children’s charities (and one I am passionate about helping) AND America’s favorite pasta dish are joining together for the inaugural O-Town MacDown presented by Sea World at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23 from 11a.m. to 4p.m.!

Do your family and friends think you rock at making mac-and-cheese and you think you deserve the bragging rights (and win cash and prizes)? You could be the Mac-and-Cheese King or Queen of Central Florida and the best part is that you would be helping kids with life-threatening illnesses.

No matter whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, if you think you have the best cheesy concoction, you can enter! PLUS, the first 40 competitors to sign up by July 1 will be entered to win a pair of AAdvantage Airmile Certificates!

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 unique and family-fun O-Town MacDown will 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 going fast, get yours online now at $10 for adults and $5 for children (tickets higher at the door). It’s going to be a GOUDA time, so don’t miss it! Visit for tickets and registration information.

And don’t forget that you can follow Give Kids The World on Twitter at @GKTWVillage or on Facebook at GKTWVillage.