The month of May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Disney Springs is celebrating the cultures, experiences, and contributions of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) cast and communities.
This month, Disney Springs is highlighting Chef Jessi Sudsa-nguan, Pastry Sous Chef at Amorette’s Patisserie. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Chef Jessi has been with Walt Disney World Resort for over 30 years and has worked at many of the Disney Resorts including Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii. She is currently lending her culinary talents in the daily production of the incredible cakes and pastries you know and love at Amorette’s Patisserie, and for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Chef Jessi has whipped up her Jasmine Tea Cream Tart — a light dessert with fruit gelee and a butter and nut cookie crust honoring her favorite Asian teas and flavors with a unique twist.
Over in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs, guests can check out the artist spotlight series at The Art of Disney where there is a focus on Asian Pacific American filmmakers, artists, authors and screenwriters who work or have worked at the Walt Disney Animation Studios including: Qui Nguyen, Mohit Kallianpur, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Willie Ito, Gyo Fujikawa, Milton Quon, and Disney Legend Tyrus Wong. Alongside the posted biographies of the artists, different pieces featuring the characters from their work are on display and for sale.
Guests visiting Disney Springs can enjoy A World of Voices through the end of the month at Walt Disney World.