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Flavors of Phoenix This Thursday

Summer's here and the slowdown is palpable. But the flurry of culinary and charity events that started in the spring hasn't sputtered out yet. In fact, one of the longest-running ones takes place this Thursday night.

Flavors of Phoenix makes its 18th annual go-round on May 21 at the Westin Kierland Resort, with cooking from some of the Valley's best-known chefs. You can attend the 6 p.m. reception for $75, or throw down $350 for the full dinner at 7 p.m., which features a designated chef for each table of 12. Guests will get to interact with the chefs, who'll be preparing five or more courses at their cooking stations.

Proceeds will benefit the Desert Southwest Division of the American Liver Foundation.

Get a look at the long list of participants:  

Chef Brian Archibald, Ristorante Tuscany at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa,

Chef Akira Back, Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant and Bar at Bellagio,

Chef Todd Berry - Co-Chair, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa,

Chef Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro,

Chef Paul Carter, The Phoenician,

Chef Michael DeMaria - Co-Chair, Heirloom An American Restaurant,

Chef Anthony DeMuro, Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort,

Chef Peter DeRuvo, Sassi Restaurant,

Chef Rick Dupere, Ritz Carlton,

Chef Robert Graham, Arizona Grand Resort,

Chef Sean Griffin, BOURBON STEAK at the Fairmont Scottsdale,

Chef Christopher Gross - Co-Chair, Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge,

Chef Lee Hillson, T. Cook's, Royal Palms Resort and Spa,

Chef Michael Hoobler, Desert Highlands Scottsdale,

Chef Eric Howson, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch,

Chef Troy Knapp, Compass Restaurant,

Chef Craig Leeser, Wrigley Mansion,

Chef Donald Lemperle, Asia de Cuba,

Chef Beau MacMillan, elements at Sanctuary,

Chef Roberto Madrid, Deseo,

Chef Aaron May, Sol y Sombra,

Chef Mel Mecinas, Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale,

Chef Justin Pfeilsticker, Trader Vic's,

Chef James Porter, Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar,

Chef Michael Rusconi, Lon's at the Hermosa Inn,

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café,

Chef James Siao, Taggia Restaurant at the FireSky Resort and Spa,

Chef Scott Tompkins, SKYE Fine Dining and Live Entertainment,

Chef Marcellino Verzino, Marcellino Ristorante,

Charles Wiley, Cafe ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho,

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Michele Laudig
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