Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 28, 2013
    Michele-lee Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are a vegan family of 4 and we have enjoyed some really great vegan meals at Disney. We have heard amazing things about Chef TJ and we are planning a trip June 7-17 2013 and I am wondering if you can tell us where to find him so we can ex? Thanks!

    Hi, Michele-Lee!

    Thanks for sending in your great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I was really excited to see your specific question because I have been a vegetarian for the past 25+ years and I love helping vegan and vegetarian Guests with dining at Walt Disney World! I'm so happy to hear that your family has enjoyed some wonderful vegan meals at Disney restaurants. Disney as a company truly goes above and beyond in attempting to accommodate Guests' special dietary needs.  

    Chef Tjetjep Sudiswa (or "TJ" for short) has been associated with various popular dining locations around Walt Disney World Resort. In the past he was at Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and later at 'Ohana and Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort. I'm pleased to tell you that you will find Chef TJ at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Chef TJ has indeed acquired quite a cult following due to his enthusiasm and willingness to prepare outstanding customized vegan meals. You will not be disappointed! He is a pure delight and his culinary skills are amazing! I would recommend calling ahead to confirm Chef TJ's schedule before booking a day and time for your meal. You can simply phone the Disney Dining line at 407-WDW-DINE and request to be connected directly to 1900 Park Fare. 

    Wishing you and your family a magical vegan culinary adventure, Michele-Lee! Please stop back again after your June trip to let me know all about your Disney World dining experiences! I hope you get to meet Chef TJ and enjoy some of his delicious creative vegan dishes!


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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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