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 -- all for a good cause, of course.
That's right. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, over 25 of the Valley's top chefs (think Vincent Guerithault, Beau MacMillan, and Country Velador) will be on hand preparing gourmet creations from soups, to salads, to signature dishes and desserts. And along with the eats, this year's event features wine, beer, vodka, and coffee tastings, cooking demos, and special guests like cocktails from Jason Asher of Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Arizona winemaker Sam Pillsbury, and David M. Johnson, sommelier and wine blogger.
So who's going to be there and how much will it cost?
This Year's Chefs:
Executive Chefs Eric Howson and Salvador Prado Alto Ristorante e Bar
Chef/Owner Carolyn Ellis Arcadia Farms
Chef/Owner Bernie Kantak Citizen Public House
Chef Lester Gonzalez Cowboy Ciao
Chef de Cuisine Pete Balodimas Distrito at the Saguaro
Executive Chef Beau MacMillan elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Executive Chef Paul Carter and Chef de Cuisine Kyle Lipetzky Il Terrazzo at the Phoenician
Chef de Cuisine Jacques Qualin J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician
Executive Chef & CEO Julia Baker Julia Baker Confections
Chef/Owner Matt Carter The Mission, The House
Executive Chef Tom Freimuth and Chef de Cuisine Ron Demis Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort
Executive Chef Eric Howson and Chef de Cuisine Ricardo Sanchez SWB a southwest bistro at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Executive Chef Mel Mecinas Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Executive Chef Lee Hillson T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Owner/Chef Tracy Dempsey Tracy Dempsey Originals
Executive Chef Vincent Guerithault Vincent's on Camelback
Executive Chef Todd Sicolo and Chef de Cuisine Conor Favre Wright's at the Arizona Biltmore
Executive Chef Charles Wiley ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
The 7th Annual Dine Out with the Chefs, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, will be held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium.
Proceeds support the Center's education and outreach programs.
Advance Tickets are $65 ($75 at the door.) VIP tickets are $100. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) to order tickets or get them online here. All tickets will be mailed in late September.