TASTE
Phoenix
September 25-26, 2015

Events

Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, September 25, 2015
7:00 pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
8:00 pm Dinner

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, a Destination Hotel
5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Cocktail Attire

PLUS on Thursday, September 24
7:00pm Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception
Culinary Dropout, 149 S. Farmer, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Featuring a menu created by
Michel Nischan
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Michel Nischan
Chef, Author, and Food-Equity Advocate
Chris Bianco
Local Star
James Beard Award Winner
Chris Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco
Phoenix
RoxSand Scocos McCreary
Pastry Chef
James Beard Award Winner
RoxSand Scocos McCreary
Todd Allison
Host Chef
Todd Allison
T. Cooks at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, a Destination Hotel
Phoenix
Robert McGrath
Guest Emcee
James Beard Award Winner
Robert McGrath
Check Please!
Reception will feature tastings by
Kevin Binkley
Kevin Binkley
Binkley’s Restaurant Group
Cave Creek, AZ
Matt Carter
Matt Carter
Zinc Bistro
Scottsdale, AZ
Rochelle Daniel
Rochelle Daniel
The Restaurant at L’Auberge de Sedona
Sedona, AZ
Mel Mecinas
Mel Mecinas
Talavera at Four Seasons Resort
Scottsdale, AZ
Mark Tarbell
Mark Tarbell
Tarbell's Restaurant Group
Phoenix
Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception
Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception
Culinary Dropout~Tempe
Thursday, September 24, 7-9 p.m.

The evening on Friday, September 25 begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Phoenix’s finest chefs. Then you'll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by James Beard Award winners Michel Nischan and Chris Bianco, along with host chef Todd Allison and pastry chef RoxSand Scocos McCreary. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience at our host venue, The Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

On the night prior, Thursday, September 24, Sam Fox will kick off the Taste America weekend with a festive and flavorful Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception featuring five of his restaurant concepts, a bevy of his best mixologists and a selection of small bites, signature cocktails, wine and beer at the Tempe Culinary Dropout from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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, 2106, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

Sponsored locally in part by:

Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:30 am–4:00 pm
Sur La Table
Kierland Commons
7122 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 100
Scottdale, AZ 85254

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

Schedule of events:

JBF Award Winner Michel Nischan Chef, Author, and Food-Equity Advocate
10:00 am
Cooking Demo & Book Signing
JBF Award Winner Michel Nischan Chef, Author, and Food-Equity Advocate
AZ Queen Bee
10:30 am
Honey Tasting
AZ Queen Bee
Super Chunk
10:30 am
Handcrafted Sweets Tasting
Super Chunk
Barbara Fenzl
12:00 pm
Cooking Demo & Book Signing
Barbara Fenzl

Kitchen space is limited for chef reservations. We will begin taking reservations on Friday, September 11. Please check back then for RSVP instructions and further updates.