Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Sat., April 8, 2017
- Event Category:
- Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
- Scottsdale League for the Arts
- 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Info / Tickets
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall on April 8 – 9, 2017. Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, event highlights include 40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands, cooking challenges, chef demos, family zone, wine garden and the Tito’s Handmade Vodka deck.
The 2.5-acre Scottsdale Culinary Festival grounds will feature 11 themed zones packed with interactive experiences to taste, sip and celebrate the Arizona food culture. Access to all zone activity is included in the general admission ticket pricing, with the exception of the VIP zone and the Beer Garden.
Hosted by Four Peaks Brewing Co., the Beer Garden will feature 200 specialty beers from local and national craft breweries, food from local restaurants and beer games.
In the Culinary Experience Tent education is the focus with a sensory food pairing demo, chocolate making demo and food photography seminar.
On Saturday in the Virginia Piper Theatre, watch the preliminary rounds of the second annual Teen Cook Off where local culinary arts students will compete for great prizes and bragging rights. The final competition will be held on Sunday.
New to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in 2017 is the Local Lounge presented by Hensley Beverage Co., showcasing local wineries, spirits, and craft beer from around the state of Arizona.
Live entertainment will be offered on three stages. This year, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival will feature its first national headliner: LeAnn Rimes. The internationally acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter is set to perform live on Saturday.