Chef Arts Florida Fish Camp coming to Disney Springs in early 2016

Jul 07, 2015 in "Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'"

Chef Arts Florida Fish Camp is heading to Disney Springs in the Spring of 2016 according to restauranteur Charles Arthur Smith.

Smith said on his Facebook page, "very excited about the planning of Chef Arts Florida Fish Camp at the new Disney Springs opening next Spring at Walt Disney World. I've dreamed since I was a kid working there in 1980 that I return to the most magical place on Earth. I am very excited to welcome you all."

Although not confirmed, the concept art above appears to be the likely location for Chef Arts Florida Fish Camp, located just across from Raglan Road in The Springs area of Disney Springs. The water side setting would seem an ideal location.

Art Smith has previously worked as personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, served as a judge on the TV show BBQ Pitmasters as well as authoring three award winning cookbooks.

Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, Art and Soul in D.C. , Southern Art and bourbon Bar in Atlanta and LYFE Kitchen Palo Alto are amongst Smith's restaurant operations.

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Article Posted: Jul 07, 2015 / 11:31am EDT
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DisneyJayLJan 02, 2020

That doesn't bother me. I can always save it for later. Thanks!

Texas84Jan 02, 2020

Amazing food but the portions are WAY too big! Try to save room for some cake.

DisneyJayLDec 31, 2019

Thank you ma’am!

DznyGrlSDDec 31, 2019

Had brunch there in November after the wine/dine half marathon and it was fantastic!

DisneyJayLDec 30, 2019

Can anyone tell me more about this place? I heard that it is fantastic!

Wolf43Jul 25, 2016

Thank you for letting us know. I was able to make a reservation for the day and time I wanted.

JenniferSJul 25, 2016

I'm in. Finally able to book online. :happy: Got an earlier reservation than I would have liked, but certainly within the boundaries of what most folk consider "dinner time".

Jon81ukJul 22, 2016

Sorry the link didn't appear on my last post, have added it now (https://www.facebook.com/homecomingkitchen/photos/a.1083458985045789.1073741828.979958025395886/1128106580581029/). The Facebook announcement says bookings are open on 407-WDW-DINE.

JenniferSJul 22, 2016

Thank you. Still getting the same message that I've been getting all week though.

Jon81ukJul 22, 2016

Their Facebook page says reservations just opened https://www.facebook.com/homecomingkitchen/photos/a.1083458985045789.1073741828.979958025395886/1128106580581029/

JenniferSJul 22, 2016

Still not able to book ADR's online, so at the website's urging, I called 407-WDW-DINE. The eager, but not altogether helpful gal I spoke with told me she didn't think it was open yet, "perhaps later this summer". Umm no, it's open, could you please check. My desired date was 9/15, and the only ressie available is 4:05. Pass. I was willing to switch dates, but there is zero availability on the other two dates she checked for me. I'm just going to have to keep checking online. It should hit the system soon, no?

kelknight84Jul 17, 2016

We had the pleasure of eating here last night. Everything was amazing! Wife got the fried chicken sandwich which was super yummy. I got the bbq pork plate which was good and was accompanied by some perfect mac and cheese. The best part of the meal was the pimento cheese hush puppies. They were spectacular! It was a little pricey though... But the best part......Art Smith was actually there and came and chatted with us at the end to make sure everything was good!

JenniferSJul 14, 2016

Buh bye Raglan Road ADR. Hello HFK! I'm not even consulting Hubby. An executive decision has been made.

PhotoDave219Jul 14, 2016

I'm a big believer in supporting local businesses, local farms, and local agriculture. I will go out of my way to give them money instead of a chain. I hate it when restaurants misrepresent themselves and a lot in the area have.