Mark your calendars now because the 10th annual Phoenix Cooks will take place later this summer, bringing more than 50 restaurants and chefs to the Westin Phoenix Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. The event will include food, drinks, and entertainment with a portion of the day's proceeds going to benefit the Banner Children's.
Because, after all, what better way is there to spend your Labor Day weekend than by stuffing yourself with food and drinks for a good cause?
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As in past years, Phoenix Cooks will include food and drink tastings from dozens of local restaurants and chefs, as well as more than 30 wine, beer and mixology sampling booths to complement the plates.
One of the event's draws will also be the classroom experiences and demonstrations, which in the past have included a handful of 30-minute breakout sessions that allow attendees to to learn about a variety of food and drink topics for a small additional free. A schedule of 2014 sessions will be available online.
The event will also include stage demonstrations from local chefs and a Culinary Marketplace where festival-goers will be able to purchase kitchen equipment and specialty ingredients.
Participating chefs in the year's event include:
- Mel Mecinas, Four Seasons Resort and Spa
- Christopher Masco, Westin Keirland Resort and Spa
- Lance Whipple, Proof an American Canteen
- Massimo de Francesa, Taggia at Firesky Resort and Spa
- Greg Weiner, The Buttes Marriot Resort and Spa
- Michael Caims, Montelucia Resort and Spa
- Steve Kraus, Press Coffee Roasters
Phoenix Cooks will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, July 22 and cost $60 for designated drivers, $85 in advance, or $100 at the door.
For more information and updates check the Phoenix Cooks website.
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