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 The trails and the CHEFS at the Four Seasons Scottsdale await you!

With the fundraising party season in full swing, many people are trying to get in, or stay in shape to look great on the red carpet,  or to simply be able to indulge (without guilt) in those elaborate desserts. 

So, here’s a healthy way to also take advantage of the perfect weather: Take a leisurely hike and then relax with a healthy brunch. Especially if Scottsdale is in your backyard! 

four seasons Hiking Pinnacle Peak

Not only have the chefs at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, created menus with healthy options - (and welcome new Executive Chef Chuck Kazmer) , but the resort is nestled within the foothills of Pinnacle Peak. The trails on 150 acres, are easily accessible, with a couple of options for all different levels of hikers.

It's a casual stroll (perhaps with the kids, too) or a faster paced workout of your choice. Not to mention the breathtaking views. 

After soaking up the Arizona landscape of the towering, multi-armed saguaros and other magnificent cacti (and if your lucky some wonderful wildlife) - soak up the unique Americana atmosphere of Proof.  

(Pictured below are Four Season Chefs Dell Morris and Samantha Sanz,)

 dell samantha

Kudos to Chef Dell Morris for the healthy homestyle menu choices! (By the way, Chef Dell grew up in Fort Thomas, AZ with a population of less than 300 people. His family had gardens of fresh fruit and vegetables and learned how to cook it all at a young age.) 

 food proof

Brunch at Proof boasts a buffet and a made to order Omelet Bar- as well as a separate menu featuring the Healthy Hiker.  How about the Detox Juice with Beet Greens, Spinach, Lemon, Cucumber, Broccoli and Apple? Follow that with an Egg White Frittata with Grilled Asparagus, Tomato and Black Mesa Goat Cheese. A culinary journey!

kazmar proof talavera

 You can also indulge in a later hike to take advantage of the magnificent Arizona sunsets. Then  reward yourself at the Four Season’s Talavera. The menu features some healthy evening protein options. At the helm of the upscale steakhouse with New American cuisine spun with authentic Mexican touches, is Chef Samantha Sanz.  Samantha, who went to Paris to learn how to cook, was, at 26, was the youngest female Chef de Cuisine currently working at any of the Four Seasons in North America. 

Here's to your looking healthy on the red carpet of the next fundraiser!  

kathy shayna shocket copy    Kathy Shayna Shocket is a freelance Writer, and TV- Field Producer based in Phoenix, AZ. The former TV-Reporter has written for publications such as TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, PEOPLE Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and The NEW YORK TIMES. You can reach her at redkarpetgirl@aol.com