Annual Cooks + Corks Offers Valley’s Best Culinary Tastings, Raises Funds for Valley Art Organizations

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Posted By on November 8, 2018

Event Name: Cooks + Corks

The Cause: Scottsdale League for the Arts // scottsdalefest.org

Mission: The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a nonprofit that raises funds for artists, art programs and arts education through culinary fundraising events. The League donates net proceeds to qualified arts organizations through its annual grants program and culinary arts scholarships. Formed in 1978, the organization presents the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the longest-running festival of its type in the nation. The League has donated more than $4.5 million to the arts since 2000. This year’s grantees include Arizona Music Fest, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale Philharmonic.

Presenting Sponsor: Earnhardt Scottsdale Cadillac

Event Date: November 2, 2018

Venue: Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

Entertainment: Live music by Mel Bridges, chef demonstrations and entertainment from local artists.

Notable Moment: Bites and beverage selections were provided by a variety of the Valley’s top restaurants and spirit distributors. Participating chefs included  Alex Robinson of Royal Palms, Dell Morris of Proof, Che and Rochelle Daniel of Fat Ox. Executive chef and owner of Dahl Restaurant Group Lisa Dahl received the People’s Choice Award for her dishes, which are available at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill.

Photo Credit: Tim Fuchs

Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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