TASTE
Phoenix
September 22-24, 2016

Events

Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:00pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
8:00pm Dinner

The Camby
2401 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Cocktail Attire

PLUS, on Thursday, September 22
Kick-off the Taste America Weekend at our Welcome Reception
6:00-8:00pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard
5632 North 7th Street, Phoenix

Smart Casual Attire
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Featuring a menu created by
Amanda Freitag
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Amanda Freitag
Food Network’s Chopped and American Diner Revival
Christopher Gross
Local Star
James Beard Award Winner
Christopher Gross
Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Phoenix
Tracy Dempsey
Pastry Chef
Tracy Dempsey
Tracy Dempsey Originals, Tempe
Eugenia Theodosopoulos
Pastry Chef
Eugenia Theodosopoulos
Essence Bakery Café, Phoenix
Helen Yung
Pastry Chef
Helen Yung
Sweet Republic, Scottsdale
Dushyant Singh
Host Chef
Dushyant Singh
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar, Phoenix
Sean McLaughlin
Guest Emcee
Sean McLaughlin
News Anchor, CBS 5 News
Reception will feature tastings by
Gabe Bertaccini
Gabe Bertaccini
Il Tocco Food, Phoenix
Kelly Fletcher
Kelly Fletcher
Zen, Phoenix
Sacha Levine
Sacha Levine
Ocotillo, Phoenix
Jeff Smedstad
Jeff Smedstad
Elote Café, Sedona
Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor
Gertrude’s, Phoenix
Welcome Reception Hosted by Fox Restaurant Concepts
Welcome Reception Hosted by Fox Restaurant Concepts
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard, Phoenix
Thursday, September 22, 6:00-8:00pm


Honorary Chairs
Robert McGrath, Host, Check Please! Arizona
Greg Miller, Area Managing Director, Destination Hotels

Kick-off the Taste America weekend with Fox Restaurant Concepts, and enjoy a delicious cocktail and tasting reception at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard on Thursday, September 22.

Friday evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Arizona’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique three-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Amanda Freitag, Local Star Christopher Gross, and Host Chef Dushyant Singh, followed by desserts served under the stars. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Click here for tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Phoenix, please contact Robyn Lee at robyn@robynlee.com or 480.951.2950.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2017, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

Local Partners:

Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Sur La Table
Kierland Commons
7122 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

JBF Award Winner Amanda Freitag <br> Food Network’s <i>Chopped</i> and <i>American Diner Revival</i>
10:00 am
Cooking Demo & Book Signing
JBF Award Winner Amanda Freitag
Food Network’s Chopped and American Diner Revival
JBF Award Winner Christopher Gross<br> Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Phoenix
12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Christopher Gross
Christopher’s and Crush Lounge, Phoenix


Check back soon for further updates!

Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. We will begin taking reservations on Friday, September 2, 2016. Please check back then for RSVP instructions and further updates.


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