labeling. Groups of 30 work best, but they
can accommodate as many as 100. There
is a second location in The Villages, in
Mission Inn Resort & Club,
In Howey-in-the-Hills, a tiny town in Lake
County, just 35 minutes northwest of
Orlando, resides the Mission Inn Resort &
Club, long-time a home to meetings and
events. With an ever-present emphasis on
good food, the property’s team does everything it can to ensure quality and creativity.
“We grow seasonal produce, fruit and
vegetables, including tomatoes, watermelon, squash and more,” said David Trotter,
director of food and beverage. “There’s
also an herb garden behind the pool.
Our grounds superintendent maintains
A broad banquet menu makes it easier
for guests to dine their way. Food-centric
events and mid-meal teambuilding activ-
ities include the Now That’s Italian Ravioli
Challenge, Chef’s Chili Cook-Off and Build
Your Own Pizza, which can be done for
groups up to 200.
Gaylord Palms Resort &
Convention Center, Kissimmee
Meals at the Gaylord Palms are a culinary
celebration; an interactive fete.
“We cater to groups’ needs,” explained
Executive Sous Chef Sergio Avila Favela.
“We look at their background and goals
before making recommendations. It’s very
important that we get it right for them.”
“We service groups of up to six or 7,000
people,” Favela said. “For years we hid in
the kitchen. Food went into the dining
room through the ‘magic door’ but now
we’re front and center. We serve with
pride and get involved because that’s what
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