Exceptional food is a rare thing. It takes years of training, finesse and imagination from a single individual. But what happens when you take those individuals and put them together to collaborate creatively for one evening? The outcome is the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, a rare, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience featuring renowned James Beard Award-winning chefs. This event has drawn eight of the USA’s most prestigious and influential James Beard award-winning chefs who will demonstrate their extraordinary talent in a multi-course, collaborative dinner, complete with carefully selected wine pairings.
In partnership with the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will host this prestigious event, beginning at sunset with hors d’oeuvres and aperitifs on the hotel’s manicured lawn overlooking ice sculptures and a serene lake. That spectacular introduction, plus the multi-course dinner that follows, promises a truly romantic, memorable evening of exquisite cuisine from the hands of true culinary artisans.