A "Recipe for Disaster Dinner" doesn't exactly sound like the kind of thing with which Mark Tarbell, Iron Chef winner Beau MacMillan, or Southwestern-cuisine guru Barbara Fenzl would be associated.
But the trio of powerhouse chefs won't be in the kitchen for the Childsplay event -- ironically, they're leaving that to actors who will be presenting "Recipe for Disaster!" a slapstick comedy about kitchen chaos that takes place in a cooking school.
The theme for the Recipe for Disaster Gala takes its cue from the original play Recipe for Disaster, which involves a pair of master chefs whose competitive natures cause culinary chaos for one young apprentice. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Before a VIP performance of the play from one of the Valley's best children's theater troupes, attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour with live jazz music by JAZZology. There also will be a silent auction with prizes focused on fine dining, food, and cooking experiences.
Following the show, there'll be a five-course dinner with food inspired by the show. That's also when you'll be able to catch Tarbell, MacMillan, and Fenzl as they share stories from their illustrious culinary careers.
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Also available for purchase will be a Childplay cookbook with recipes from chefs around the Valley and the Childsplay Ensemble.
Tickets for the fundraising event cost $250 a person and can be purchased at the Childsplay website. For more information visit the website or contact Jodie Weiss at email@example.com or 480-921-5761.