DVC Dining: Reinventing “Room Service” with Chef Caleb Wiley

For a extended time, Paul and I had a bucket record goal of scheduling a lake look at villa at the Polynesian, purchasing the Twilight Feast, and watching the fireworks. The Twilight Feast is the entire meal from ‘Ohana. Room service would supply it for $60 for each particular person plus delivery charges in 2019. What can be much better than a Polynesian feast and fireworks from the consolation of your room?

However, Disney has but to bring back again home support at the Polynesian Vacation resort. Without place provider and no to-go possibilities for ‘Ohana (believe that me, we asked), the Twilight Feast and our bucket listing goals were being all but unattainable. Or were being they?

Because of to the pandemic, many solid customers dropped their work opportunities when Disney shut. It was a sad condition for the a lot of individuals who labored working day soon after working day to deliver joy and magic to so several of us. But with every challenge will come energy and development and numerous solid users made use of the challenge to discover new beginnings. A Fb group identified as Ear for Every single Other commenced and lots of furloughed solid customers commenced new organization ventures.

This is exactly where we located Chef Caleb Wiley, a former Disney solid member who uncovered his new commencing in starting up his personal company. Caleb now owns Cali King Delicacies the place his specialty is in-home and traveling chef solutions as nicely as catered shipping. He also gives baked items and fresh new-squeezed juices. One particular of the most well known items he has been doing is the delivery of a Polynesian-design and style feast related to supper at ‘Ohana.

Paul and I ended up fortuitous ample to be invited to commit an night with friends in a Polynesian bungalow. With the absence of vacation resort room services, we resolved to see if Chef Caleb experienced availability. Right after hearing so a great deal about him from social media, we ended up fortunate to be able to e book a food (or I must say feast) drop-off for our bungalow night time. Our group purchased his Aloha Menu for 6 individuals and anxiously awaited its arrival.

Dinner was $50 just about every for six of us, moreover we added a tray of shrimp that feeds 8 for an excess $50. For a position of reference, ‘Ohana is $59.99 for each man or woman. If we ended up in a position to purchase home support from Disney, we would have also incurred a delivery rate. Caleb was superb at communicating with our buddy, David, who ordered the meal. He stayed in contact to timetable an arrival time and permit us know when he was arriving a small early. You have got to really like punctual food items service. He discussed each and every dish and established it out for us ahead of leaving. He was sort and specialist. Here are the particulars of the menu we had underneath.

Let us communicate foods. Our supper provided two sorts of meat. We went with the steak and chicken and then additional the shrimp. It also bundled salad, combined veggies with fried rice, teriyaki and garlic noodles, and potstickers. Our team of 6 all has really respectable appetites. I loaded my plate and ate so much. We were provided sufficient portions. Everyone was comprehensive and we still had leftovers.

All the food items was seriously excellent, perfectly-prepared, and flavorful. Some of my favorites I’m nevertheless dreaming about have been the hen, shrimp, and noodles. The hen was tender and the sauce was delicious. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and seasoned just correct. The noodles I could have eaten by the bucket. My only regret is not getting the leftovers with us when they have been available by our pals (they were examining out of the room the upcoming morning). I was much too whole at the time and now I regret it due to the fact I was craving those noodles the future day.

Caleb has been quite preferred among Disney Earth friends who are on the lookout for a terrific food delivered or even prepared in their rooms. It is the ideal meal option for Disney Vacation Club users remaining in villas, particularly due to the fact you’ll have a fridge and a way to reheat leftovers! Caleb is a accredited caterer. You can test out his speak to information and extra menus under. For additional information and facts, be certain to check out his site: https://calikingcuisine.web/

If you’re lacking the comfort of room services at so a lot of of the resorts, or simply want to test anything new whilst on home or remaining in the Central Florida spot, we remarkably suggest supplying Chef Caleb a try out! Keep tuned to DVCFan.com and our YouTube Channel for the most current news, insights, and facts on all points DVC.