Guests IGNITE their zest for learning from Phoenix Cooks! chefs and experts in the interactive, intimate environment of the Phoenix Cooks! Classes.

Each 30 minute Phoenix Cooks! Class is conducted in a dedicated “breakout room” for a small group of only 25 guests. Tickets to the Phoenix Cooks Classrooms are an additional $10 in advance and $15 if available the day-of.

Cushing Room

Chef: Jan D’Atri & Mayo Nutritionist to Co-Host

Topic: Heart Healthy French Country Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Sponsor: Mayo Clinic

Chef: Jan D’Atri

Topic: Baked Ziti

Sponsor: AZ Milk Producers

Chef: Jan D’Atri

Topic: English Trifle

Sponsor: AZ Milk Producers

Powell Room

Host: Kevin Smith, VP of Sales Rebel Vinum, Alliance Beverage

Topic: Pinot Noir: America’s New Favorite Red? Or Just A Phase? WINES: Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir, Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir, Goldeneye Pinot Noir, King Estate Oregon Pinot Noir, Etude Carneros Pinot Noir, MacMurray Ranch Winemaker’s Block Selection Pinot Noir

Sponsor: Alliance Beverage

Host: Lorenzo Mattoni, Owner, Terre di Trinci USA Wine Consulting

Topic: Supertuscans – When Sangiovese Breaks The Rules. WINES: astello Banfi Summus, Castello Banfi Cum Laude, Castello Banfi Belnero, Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva, Brancaiai Il Blu, Brancaia Tre

Sponsor: Alliance Beverage

Host: Alliance Beverage

Topic: Wine Experience

Sponsor: Alliance Beverage

Lowell Room

Host: Chef Dave

Topic: Not your Daddy’s Steak Sauce

Sponsor: AZ Beef Council

Description: Not all sauces work well with beef. Join Chef Dave as he shows sauces that pair well with beef and those that do not. Participants will taste the world’s greatest steak sauce!

Host: Chef Dave

Topic: Stir-Fry Frenzy

Sponsor: AZ Beef Council

Description: Stir-fries are quick easy ways to put healthy beef meals on the table in less than 30 minutes. Join Chef Dave as he shows several stir-fry recipes that are sure to please even the busiest families.

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Topic: TBD

Sponsor: AZ Beef Council

Merriam Room

Chef: Perry Rea, Queen Creek Olive Mill

Topic: Signature evoos; Delicate, Balanced and Robust by Queen Creek Olive Mill

Sponsor: Queen Creek Olive Mill

Description: Cooking demo with Perry Rea featuring Queen Creek Olive Mill’s three Signature evoos; Delicate, Balanced and Robust. No single extra virgin olive oil can pair with every dish.

Host: Andy Silvas, SW Key Account Manager and Brian Lootens, Arizona and New Mexico State Manager

Topic: Beer Tasting: A vertical smoked porter. The dates that will be pouring will be 02,08,12. We will also be doing an special vintage Baltic Porter.

Sponsor: Alaskan Brewing

Chef: Executive Chef Steven Butler, Tanzy

Topic: Making Fresh Pasta

Sponsor: Tanzy

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