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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Flavors of Phoenix

 Image credit: Flavors of Phoenix. Clockwise from top right: Founding Chef Christopher Gross: Chef Co-Chair, Matt Carter; Chef Derek Biazo; Chef Co-Chair, Chris Masco

Image credit: Flavors of Phoenix. Clockwise from top right: Founding Chef Christopher Gross: Chef Co-Chair, Matt Carter; Chef Derek Biazo; Chef Co-Chair, Chris Masco

Founded 27 years ago in Arizona, Flavors of Phoenix is a delectable annual event that features the combined culinary talents of 30 of the Valley's best chefs coming together to cook fine foods while also raising funds for the American Liver Foundation. Now hosted in 20-plus cities nationwide, the 2018 Flavors of Phoenix will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception and silent auction, before transitioning to a multi-course dinner.  Every ticket ($500 per person) will go directly to help fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

With Founding Chef, Christopher Gross, Flavors of Phoenix will feature Chef Co-Chairs, Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro, The Mission, The House Brasserie, Fat Ox) and Chris Masco (Westin Kierland Resort), joined by fellow chefs Derek Biazo (Deseo), Rick Boyer (The Phoenician), Joseph Castillo (Sushi Roku), Zane Cote (EVO), Rochelle Daniel (Fat Ox), Tom D'Ambrosio (Aioli Gourmet), Michael DeMaria (M Culinary), Anthony DeMuro (Different Pointe of View), Frank Desplechin (L'Auberge de Sedona), Ron Dimas (Orange Sky), David Duarte (Finestre Modern Gastronomy), Jacob Ellis (Top of the Rock), Skip Hause (Gertrude's), CJ Kahley (The Mission), Russell Lacasce (Hotel Valley Ho), Ryan Lampkin (JW Marriott Desert Ridge), Branden Levine (Sel Restaurant), Peter McQuaid (Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain), Don Molinich (Doubletree Hilton Scottsdale), Jeremy Pacheco (Lon's), Brian Peterson (Wright's), James Porter (Terra Farm + Manor), Eric Seitz (Wickenburg Ranch), Marcos Seville (Omni Montelucia), Alex Stratta (Match Restaurant), Matt Taylor (Mora Italian) and Timo on Central.

To purchase tickets, visit https://alfflavors.org/phoenix/