Celebrating Phoenix Culinary Culture
Devour Culinary Classic is the region’s premier annual event hosted by Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and the Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition. Now offering a week-long series at multiple venues in Phoenix, the events showcase the fine food and drink restaurants, producers and purveyors of Arizona while furthering metro Phoenix as a dining destination worthy of international prestige.
An event for every taste, the series culminates into the ultimate two-day Devour Culinary Classic featuring culinary curators and purveyors who support the Arizona food, wine and restaurant industries. Attendees have the chance to partake in innovative culinary demonstrations, meet top chefs and restaurateurs as well as taste an enormous array of culinary excellence from the region’s best chefs, restaurants, local food artisans, brewers, and vintners.
“Food is common ground for all people, a universal experience.” – James Beard
The Main Event
An independently edible and award-winning culinary event, the Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary leaders that are establishing metro Phoenix as a premier culinary destination in multiple venues each year. One of the most anticipated events every year, the event has been named Best Southwestern Culinary Festival by the New York Times, Best Food Festival by Phoenix Magazine, Best Culinary Festival from the Phoenix New Times since 2012, and Best Food Event from AZCentral.com.
In 2017, the Devour Culinary Classic will celebrate its eighth annual event with over 100 of Arizona’s best culinary personalities from restaurant owners and chefs to food producers, wine makers, distillers and craft brewers who will come together to create an incredibly unique culinary experience for 4,000 lucky guests. Attendees can expect the utmost in lively food experiences: partake in innovative culinary demonstrations and taste workshops, meet the makers of your favorite edibles and drinkables and taste an enormous array of culinary excellence from the region’s best.
In addition to enjoying the best food and wine Arizona has to offer, guests of Devour Culinary Classic receive general admission to Phoenix Art Museum, the Southwest’s preeminent destination for world-class visual arts. Enjoy the Phoenix Art Museum‘s latest traveling exhibitions and galleries while you taste Arizona’s finest.
The Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition is a city-wide coalition of select, independent restaurants operating under the Local First Arizona umbrella. Proceeds from the annual Devour Culinary Classic benefit the Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona, and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.