Donna Scala was an incredibly talented chef, gracious host and beloved friend who passionately operated La Luce in Orlando, Florida at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa, California. On Thursday, March 26, the one year anniversary of her passing, a tribute was held at La Luce to celebrate her life and honor her legacy. Donna believed strongly in giving back to the community. In her memory, Donna Scala’s estate graciously gifted a total of $37,500 to be divided among three local Orlando charitable organizations.
BETA Center’s mission is to give children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families.
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
Lake Hills School
The mission of Lake Hills School is to provide special needs students with high quality learning opportunities and functional skills instruction, enabling each student to reach the highest level of achievement and to contribute to their community.
For over 50 years, Chef and restaurateur Donna Scala was immersed in the art of creative cuisine. It was her unique blend of taste and spirit that made her such an integral part of La Luce by Donna Scala, as well as throughout the Bonnet Creek Resort family. Since her passing in March 2014, Donna’s legacy continues to shine at La Luce. Her exuberant energy and passion for creating delicious food and memorable experiences will live on in our hearts forever.