An employee cafeteria at a Disney World hotel was shuttered last week after live roaches and fruit flies were discovered in its kitchen.
Hotel inspectors visited the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, situated on the Disney World property but managed by Star wood Hotels, on October 12. There they found “14 live roaches crawling on the kick plate near hot boxes,” as stated in the report. Dead roaches were also found.
“The hotel does have an otherwise good record and was reinspected and approved to reopen the next day,” Treva Marshall, hotel spokeswoman, said. The other eateries at the hotel passed recent health inspections.
The incident occurs just weeks from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic event. The event, which will take place at the Epcot-area resort on October 28 and 29, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., will feature 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars and an opportunity to meet award-winning chefs.
The event will also feature “appetizing selections from the resort’s signature restaurants: Shula’s Steak House, Il Mulino New York Trattoria and Todd English’s bluezoo, as well as wines, beers and cocktails from around the world,” as noted by the Orlando Sentinel.
Advance purchase of unlimited food and beverage samples are priced at $105 per person, while the beer garden upgrade is priced at $130 per person. The price of interactive seminars starts at $50 per person per class.
The shuttering of Swan Resort cafeteria was one of three incidents that led to closure of restaurants in the last week, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
On October 13, a Pollo Tropical in western Orlando, was closed after an inspector found 20 live roaches on the wall behind the dish machine in the back room. The Social House at Waterford Lakes also suffered a closure following the discovery of roaches.
Social House owner Jamie Feldman said the roaches could have come in the restaurant as a result of the strong rains brought by Hurricane Matthew. After the restaurant hired a new pest control company, Feldman said they have not had a problem since.