We recently caught up with Chef Brian Piasecki from California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to talk about upcoming plans for one of our favorite Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.


Chef Brian, when will California Grill temporarily close?

Chef Brian: We’ll close on January 6, 2013, and we’re all so excited about the new look – I can’t wait to share the plans!

And when do you plan to reopen?
Chef Brian: Late summer 2013.



Are you making big changes to the menu?
Chef Brian: We’ll be tweaking the menu, but we’ll still focus on a fresh, seasonal menu with top-of-the-line sushi. You can still look for creative flavors and techniques, and sophisticated cuisine – I’ve got a great group of chefs in my kitchen and a great crew in the dining room, and we all plan to return.



We heard the private dining rooms may go away?
Chef Brian: No, we’ll continue to use the two private dining rooms for personalized catering for groups and parties.



Are you getting a new onstage kitchen?
Chef Brian: We’re so excited about enhancements to the interactive kitchen – we’ll be able to give a fresh spin to California Grill classics, and add some cutting-edge new selections to the menu.

Stay tuned for updates!