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2011 marks the 33rd year of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Since the event’s humble beginnings in 1978, the Festival has grown to be a community favorite that hosts nearly 40,000 guests from all over the nation with over a dozen events, hundreds of restaurants, dozens of chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections.

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival was started by Scottsdale League for the Arts, a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting local arts programs, as a way to raise funds for capital improvements needed at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts facility. This was the organization’s primary goal for 15 years. However, in 1992 the League created a grant program in order to further support the arts.

Since the grant program was implemented, Scottsdale League for the Arts has donated more than $3.5 million to numerous non-profit art and art education programs throughout the Valley of the Sun. This includes scholarships for students in culinary institutes and high school art students, grants to non-profit arts related organizations, and donations to the Arts in Education Council and the Scottsdale Cultural Council. 

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival continues to thrive and grow with each passing year creating not only a fabulous opportunity for expanding one's culinary horizons, but also a way to give back to our local arts programs and the community at large.
 

2011 marks the 33rd year of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Since the event’s humble beginnings in 1978, the Festival has grown to be a community favorite that hosts nearly 40,000 guests from all over the nation with over a dozen events, hundreds of restaurants, dozens of chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections.

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival was started by Scottsdale League for the Arts, a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting local arts programs, as a way to raise funds for capital improvements needed at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts facility. This was the organization’s primary goal for 15 years. However, in 1992 the League created a grant program in order to further support the arts.

Since the grant program was implemented, Scottsdale League for the Arts has donated more than $3.5 million to numerous non-profit art and art education programs throughout the Valley of the Sun. This includes scholarships for students in culinary institutes and high school art students, grants to non-profit arts related organizations, and donations to the Arts in Education Council and the Scottsdale Cultural Council. 

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival continues to thrive and grow with each passing year creating not only a fabulous opportunity for expanding one's culinary horizons, but also a way to give back to our local arts programs and the community at large.
 


Signature Weekend Events
Fri, Apr 8   Eat, Drink & Be Pretty Party
Apr 9-10 Cooks & Corks
Apr 9-10 Great Arizona Picnic
Tue, Apr 5 The Kick Off Party
Tue, Apr 5 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame
Wed, Apr 6 Chef Tribute Dinner
Thu, Apr 7 The Chocolate & Wine Experience
Thu, Apr 7 Friends of James Beard Dinner
Sat, Apr 9 Chef Wine Dinners
Sun, Apr 10 Wine Country Brunch
Sun, Apr 10 Best of the Fest

 

Signature Weekend Events
Fri, Apr 8   Eat, Drink & Be Pretty Party
Apr 9-10 Cooks & Corks
Apr 9-10 Great Arizona Picnic
Tue, Apr 5 The Kick Off Party
Tue, Apr 5 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame
Wed, Apr 6 Chef Tribute Dinner
Thu, Apr 7 The Chocolate & Wine Experience
Thu, Apr 7 Friends of James Beard Dinner
Sat, Apr 9 Chef Wine Dinners
Sun, Apr 10 Wine Country Brunch
Sun, Apr 10 Best of the Fest

 

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