Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 7th annual Dine Out with the Chefs: A Celebration of the Culinary Arts on October 7 at 3 p.m. More than 25 of the Valley’s top chefs are participating and proceeds support the Center’s education and outreach programs. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the chefs and to enjoy small plates of their creations, from gourmet soups, salads and appetizers to signature dishes and desserts.  

Assembled by event organizer Pamela Swartz, the Dine Out with the Chefs roster features many of the premier culinary establishments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, Arizona, including:

  • Alto ristorante e bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
  • Arcadia Farms
  • Citizen Public House
  • Cowboy Ciao
  • Davanti Enoteca
  • Distrito at the Saguaro
  • The House
  • J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician
  • Kazimierz World Wine Bar
  • Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn
  • The Mission
  • Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort
  • SWB a southwest bistro at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
  • Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
  • Il Terrazzo at the Phoenician
  • T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort & Spa
  • Tracy Dempsey Originals
  • Vincent’s
  • Wright’s at Arizona Biltmore
  • ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Dine Out with the Chefs also features live music by the Matt Johnson Trio; tastings of fine wines, craft beers, vodkas and coffees; gourmet cooking demonstrations; and other surprises. Among the special guests are professional mixologist Jason Asher, named GQ’s “Most Inspired Bartender of 2010,” who will serve up one-of-a-kind cocktails in the VIP Lounge; Arizona winemaker Sam Pillsbury; chef Laura Slama of Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen; the baristas of mobile espresso bar Shine Coffee serving beverages from their vintage 1957 Airstream trailer; the staff of The Cider Mill Gourmet Market & Sandwich Shop serving homemade sodas; and award-winning author Pamela Swartz, who will sign copies of her latest edition of Dine Out Phoenix: Where to Eat from Chic to Unique.

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