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Taste America: Phoenix

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, September 22, 2017

7:00 PM
Mountain Shadows
Price: The box office is now closed. To inquire about tickets, please contact Robyn Lee at 480-951-2950 or Purchase tickets.

Mountain Shadows
5445 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

6:30 PM VIP Reception
7:00 PM Cocktail and Tasting Reception
8:00 PM Dinner and Dessert Reception to follow
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created by

Maneet Chauhan
Morph Hospitality Group, Nashville, TN

Charleen Badman
FnB, Scottsdale, AZ

Charles Wiley
Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley, AZ

Reception Tastings Created by

Scott Holmes
Little Miss BBQ, Phoenix

Danielle Leoni
The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, Phoenix 

Chrysa Robertson
Rancho Pinot, Scottsdale, AZ

Doug Robson
Gallo and Otro Café, Phoenix

Samantha Sanz
Talavera at The Four Seasons Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Dessert Reception Tastings Created by

Sarah Chisholm
Tempe Public Market, Tempe, AZ

Martin Nakatsu
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

Helen Yung
Sweet Republic, Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ

Guest Emcee

Sean McLaughlin
News Anchor, CBS5

Guest Emcee
Sean McLaughlin 

Honorary Chair

Bill Nassikas, President & COO, Westroc Hospitality

Host Committee

Gabrielle Bertaccini, Christine Gustafson, Carrie Hulburd, Donna Johnson, Amy Louis, Marc Reid, Marci Symington, Anita Theisen, and Amy Thurston

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The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2018 local culinary students are invited to apply through





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