James Beard Foundation Brings Taste America to Phoenix

Posted By on October 3, 2019
Cindy & Mike Watts

The Event: Taste Phoenix

The Cause: James Beard Foundation

The Mission: The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. 

Honorary Chair: Amy Thurston

Presented By: Capital One

Event Date: September 20, 2019

Venue: Royal Palms Resort & Spa

The Chefs: Cat Bunning of Glai Baan, Stephen Jones of The Larder + The Delta, Tandy Peterson of Mowry & Cotton, Ryan Swanson of Kai, Claudio Urciuoli of Pa’La, Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak (Texas), Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, Danielle O’Day of Sweet Dee’s Bakeshop and Hollie Layman-Sanders of Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Notable moment: The incredible evening of food included cheeses from Kerrygold, a signature cocktail by El Tesoro Tequila, wines from Robert Mondavi Winery and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Photo Credit: David Blakeman

Chef Christopher Gross & Sean McLaughlin
Chelsea Young & Jaymee Smith
Chef Tandy Peterson of Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician
Chef Ryan Swanson of Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Chefs Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak & Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar
The three dinner courses: Southern Pot-au-Feu, Reverence Trout Crudo and Pork Cheek with Peach Butter, Pistachio and Shaved Farm Vegetables
Izabela Wojcik of the James Beard Foundation addresses the audience
Beautiful Arcadia Orange dessert from Chef Hollie Layman-Sanders
The team from Sweet Republic
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