Charles Wiley

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    June 9, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho Today Tonight ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale will host a Chef's Table dinner featuring the wines of Castello Banfi of Tuscany. The winery is located north of the Mediterranean in Montalcino, Tuscany and has been ranked as North America's leading wine importer for ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Here's the Lineup for This Year's Dine Out with the Chefs Event

    Get ready food schmoozers, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has just announced the lineup for its 7th annual Dine Out with the Chefs benefit. Translation: you've got two hours to booze, stuff your face, and snap some grip and grins with some of the Valleys most notable taste makers -- ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Beau Mac Dishes on His Favorite Herb and What It's Like Being Famous

    Beau MacMillan elements Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E. McDonald Drive 480-948-2100 This is part one of my interview with Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. Come back on Tuesday for part two. If Phoenix has a bon ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    84: Gwen Ashley Walters

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Cafe ZuZu to Host Monday Night Chef's Table Featuring Wines from Viña Errazuriz

    ​Another ho-hum Monday evening? Not if Cafe ZuZu, the hip eatery at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, has anything to say about it. At 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 19, Cafe ZuZu will host a chef's table event featuring chef Charles Wiley in the kitchen, and Pat Jasmin, general manager at Va ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Trader Vic's at Hotel Valley Ho Closing; New Concept on the Way

    Aloha, Trader Vic's. Aloha, Hawaiian butterfish.​Trader Vic's, the chic, tiki-fied eatery of Polynesian fare at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale will be saying "Aloha" (in the goodbye sense) on July 30. After the hotel's rehab in December of 2005, Trader Vic's was brought back to life from i ... More >>

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    April 9, 2011

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Day One: 5 Things Worth Weathering the Storm For

    ​Today's Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival was the least attended we've seen in years, owing to the disconcerting weather forecast, grey skies and chill in the air. Vendors were bundled in thick hoodie sweatshirts and wool gloves, and even patrons inside the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Chef Talk: Charles Wiley of Hotel Valley Ho (Part Two)

    ​Yesterday we heard from Chef Charles Wiley of the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Wiley has cooked at the James Beard House in New York, was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 1994 and regularly appears on 3TV's Your Life A to Z. Today, our chat continues... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Dining Out with the Valley's Culinary Kings & Queens

    We ate like royalty (minus the royal treatment) with some of the Valley's finest Sunday afternoon at Dine Out with the Chefs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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    April 15, 2010

    In the Raw: Local Chefs Get Naked for Charity

    Nice, um, cucumber!A friend showed me his copy of the new In the Raw calendar, and what can I say? It's pretty ballsy.Ken and Lee Singh are the charming couple who run the all-natural Singh Farms -- a 20-acre wonderland where their composting efforts have created nutrient-rich soil for fresh veggies ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Phoenix Phoodies: Cafe Zuzu

    Sloane BurwellChef Wiley relaxes in the Cafe Zuzu dining room. Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is a fabulous merging of original, sophisticated mid-century design, punched up with modern, eye popping, colorific flair. That's a perfect match for the food served at the hotel restaurant, Café Zuzu (6850 ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Scottsdale Culinary Fest Comprises 12 Events This Week

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival sounds monolithic, but the granddaddy among the Valley's culinary festivals is surprisingly multifaceted -- a dozen different events at 16 different restaurants and venues around town, ranging from casual tastings to semi-formal sit-down occasions.

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