The Grand Tour Foundation will present a multi-day series of restaurant social events, educational exhibits, and a food and music festival that celebrates Florida’s agriculture and hospitality industries called “FOODSTOCK ORLANDO.”  FOODSTOCK Orlando take place from March 1 – 4, 2017 throughout Central Florida.  FOODSTOCK Orlando will benefit the Grand Tour Foundation that provides scholarships and grants to the hospitality, restaurant and tourism students.


FOODSTOCK Orlando will begin on Wednesday, March 1st at “Taste of FOODSTOCK at Church Street District;” then on Thursday, March 2nd at “Taste of FOODSTOCK at I-Drive 360” on International Drive; then on Friday, March 3rd for “Taste of FOODSTOCK at Pointe Orlando” on International Drive; and then the fun and final evening will be on Saturday, March 4th for “FOODSTOCK Festival at Tinker Field.”

“We are so excited to bring this event to Central Florida and there is no other festival like “FOODSTOCK Orlando” in our community,” said Dr. Mary Jo Ross, founder of FOODSTOCK Orlando. “We want to share with Central Florida and celebrate local Florida flavor through an array of restaurants that will be presenting great tastes and savory flavors right here in our backyard.”

If you are interested in sponsorships, booth space or purchasing tickets, please go on to our website at and click on Ticket and Sponsorship information.

Here are a list of partners participating in FOODSTOCK Orlando so far. They include:

Cuba Libre, Pointe Orlando

B.B. Kings, Pointe Orlando

Lafayette’s, Pointe Orlando

Itta Bena, Pointe Orlando

Ferg’s Depot, Church Street  

180 Sky Lounge, Church Street/Amway

Chiller’s, Church Street  

Ember’s, Central Avenue  

Hard Rock Cafe, Universal Orlando City Walk

Ace Cafe

B Resort and Spa, Disney Springs

Wyndham Resort on International Drive

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants on International Drive

The Main Event, Pointe Orlando

FOODSTOCK Orlando will be built around the National Restaurant Association’s Florida ProStart Competition weekend on International Drive in Orlando and will provide a variety of activities and interests for a vast majority of the attendees that are local and from out of state. The following partners are supporting FOODSTOCK Orlando – ProStart, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Central Florida Restaurant Association, United States Personal Chef Association, Florida Beef Council, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, Cox Media, Orlando Wedding & Party Rental, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, State Plus, ReMax, AV Media and TravelHost Magazine.


Grand Tour Foundation

The mission of the Grand Tour Gala Foundation is to raise and distribute funds to student scholarship foundations and to non-profit organizations purposed to provide educational programs to students interested in a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. www.grandtourfoundation or