Lunch & Learn Series Returns to Sanctuary

Top chefs join Beau MacMillan for interactive cooking demonstrations

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa’s kitchen presents its 2018 edition of the award-winning Lunch & Learn series, now in its 16th year. The series, held in The Views Ballroom, includes lunch and dinner events Aug. 4 through Sept. 1.

Top chefs will join Beau MacMillan, Sanctuary’s executive chef, for interactive cooking demonstrations including a three-course meal with wine, live musical entertainment, Q&A opportunities and take-home recipes.



Beau MacMillan

Sat., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., $145/person – Chef Carl Ruiz

Ruiz is the owner of Marie’s Italian Specialties in Chatham, N.J. In addition to running his restaurant, he is a judge on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. He will be preparing an Italian-inspired dinner paired with Italian wines.

Sat., Aug. 11, 12 p.m., $85/person – Chef James Porter

Porter is a local chef and owner of TERRA farm + manor in Prescott, Ariz. He will be sharing a farm-to-table inspired lunch, paired with unique American wines.

Sat., Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m., $145/person – Tony Abou-Ganim, Samantha Sanz and Rene Andrade

Abou-Ganim is a world-class mixologist, bar owner and author. He will be creating cocktails for a dinner prepared by local chefs Sanz of Talavera, and Andrade, formerly of elements, who is opening Tempe’s Ghost Ranch this summer. The Mexican-inspired dinner will be paired with Fortaleza tequila cocktails.

Sat., Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., $145/person – Chef Danny Grant

Grant is a chef and restaurateur based in Chicago. He was the youngest American chef to earn two Michelin stars (2011 and 2012). Grant will prepare a dinner, paired with some of California’s finest wines.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-607-2300.

Lunch & Learn Series

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley

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