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Join us Tuesday, August 21st for our 4th Annual Food Show at Talking Stick Resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom. Sample new, existing & trending products, while taking full advantage of an open invitation to meet and negotiate face-to-face with our premier manufacturers, shippers & growers. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a magical event!!!

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At this year’s food show you’re invited to watch twelve chefs go head-to-head in a winner-takes-all culinary challenge. Four chefs will compete in one of three categories by presenting their dish to a panel of three judges who will score creations based on four factors; presentation, creativity, taste, and use of sponsor’s product.

Participating Chefs and Judges

Vegetarian Category

Competitors Judges
Jason Bray
(The Perch Brewery)
Jake Macek
(California Specialty Farms)
John Andreola
(Benchmark/Nautical)
Pamala Lee Hamilton
(Publisher & Editor of Edible Phoenix Magazine)
Jon Mortimer
(Carefree Catering)
Natalie R. Morris
(Director of Food Initiatives Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition / Local First Arizona Foundation)
Alex Stratta
(MATCH Restaurant & Lounge)

Entrée Category

Competitors Judges
Scott Umscheid
(House of Tricks)
Tim Beeler
(Beeler’s Pure Pork)
Michael Bauer
(Trilogy Golf Club)
Brian Helton
(Master Cicerone, Brewer, owner of Helton Brewery)
Lenard Rubin
(The Country Club at DC Ranch)
Traci Zitzer,
(chef / owner Urban Table and Modern Day Forager Mercantile, member of les dames d’escoffier)
Steven Bestry
(Casino Arizona / Talking Stick Resort)

Dessert Category

Competitors Judges
Lorenzo Palafox
(River City Grill)
Brian Muchnick
(Andros executive chef)
Jesus Cayeros
(Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar)
Christina Barrueta
(Write on Rubee. former AZ Wine Lifestyle & Libation Love writer, Member of the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame)
Jeremy Myers
(Four Points)
Traci Zitzer,
(chef / owner Urban Table and Modern Day Forager Mercantile, member of les dames d’escoffier)
Ryan Chan
(Helio Basin Brewing Co.)