Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- Devour Week
- 02.15.2020 - 02.23.2020
- Various - Valleywide
- Food & Wine Events
The highly anticipated Seven Chefs Dinner returns this February 16, 2020 with an all-star lineup of the state’s top culinary talents teaming up for a one-night-only multi-course feast. Held as part of Devour Week and the 11th annual Devour Culinary Classic, and hosted at The Gladly in Phoenix on Sunday, February 16 from 4 – 7 pm, the Seven Chefs Dinner brings together a septet of the state’s best homegrown culinary talent, with each chef whipping up different course, and all paired with au-natural wines by Chris Lingua of Sauvage Bottle Shop at the Churchill in downtown Phoenix.
Named after the ever-growing collective of top local chefs, and friends, who first cooked together at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, the Seven Chefs Dinner was launched to promote the Arizona cooking scene, and help ‘bring Beard back to AZ.’ (Considered the Oscars of the culinary world, Scottsdale’s own F&B’s Charleen Badman won the 2019 award last spring, ending a decade-plus drought for Arizona chefs.)
Co-hosted by Bernie Kantak and Ben Graham of The Gladly and Citizen Public House, the 2020 Seven Chefs Dinner will be emcee'd by chefs Justin Beckett of Southern Rail and Beckett's Table, and Scott Holmes of Little Miss BBQ. Plus feature the combined culinary talents of Jacob Cutino (Cutino Sauce Co.), Nick LaRosa (Nook Kitchen), Stephen Jones (the larder + the delta), Josh Hebert (Hot Noodles, Cold Sake and Posh Culinary), Kelly Fletcher (Chzburgr) and Country Velador (Super Chunk & New Wave Market).
Bernie Kantak and Ben Graham (Citizen Public House & The Gladly)
Pork cheek, whipped masa, pickled pineapple, mole, cotija & cascabel chile pork ribs, cumin fig glaze, cilantro, pickled onion
Jacob Cutino (Cutino Sauce Co.)
5 spice smoked pork belly, blueberry hoisin, gem lettuce, crispy shallot, peanut, Cutino’s sambal
Nick LaRosa (Nook Kitchen)
Tai-snapper, black garlic, herbs, baby potato, vert, romesco, puffed wild rice
Stephen Jones (the larder + the delta)
Braised collard green stem, burnt hot water cornbread, fermented carrot piccalilli
Josh Hebert (Hot Noodles, Cold Sake and Posh Culinary)
Escargot pot pie, Beluga lentils, herbs, confit tomato
Kelly Fletcher (Chzburgr)
5 Spice duck breast, King Mushroom, Butternut squash, Herb cream, Amarena cherry balsamic, Pickled apple, Frisee, Chive, Radish
Country Velador (Super Chunk & New Wave Market)
Chocolate Bomb - Black cocoa cake, red wine chocolate mousse, blackberry gelée, ganache, black cocoa cookie crumbs, blackberry sauce
Devour Week Events
February 15 - 23, 2020
As in years past, the Devour Culinary Classic will host a series of pre-events ahead of the main event to extend the culinary celebration all week long. Event details subject to change, and other events may be added at a later date.
Devour the World presented by the City of Peoria
Celebrate the international flavors of the Valley while enjoying cultural music and dance performances from around the world. Moving to Peoria for 2020, Devour the World will make this unique cultural festival more accessible to West Valley residents.
Date: Saturday, February 15
Location: Centennial Plaza – Peoria City Hall Complex 9875 N. 85th Ave, Peoria AZ 85345
Seven Chefs Dinner
Enjoy a one-night-only dining event at award-winning restaurant The Gladly with top local chefs, who first cooked together at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, and now get together annually to promote the Arizona cooking scene.
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: The Gladly, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ Tickets: devourphoenix.com
Devour Culinary Classic
The 2020 Devour Culinary Classic presents the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer with even more opportunities to connect with Arizona’s local culinary culture.
Date: Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: Media/VIP package: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Tasting package: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Note: 2020 Devour Culinary Classic general admission Tasting Packages are sold out:
2020 VIP Packages Are Still Available - $205:
The VIP Package is for those looking to have a truly exclusive experience with a private VIP Lounge with chefs and libations, and early entry to the event to stroll, meet the chefs before General Admission entry.
Official event hashtag: #DevourPhoenix. Follow @DevourPhoenix on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.