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ArizonaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Arizona is a melting pot of people and cuisine where many different traditions have combined into a unique culture that defines Southwestern Cuisine. The Grand Canyon State is blessed with an abundance of sunshine, authentic Native American and Mexican flavors, and award-winning chefs. If you long to recreate some of the delicious meals you experienced on your Arizona adventure, why not plan a gourmet getaway weekend to advance your knowledge of the Sonoran Desert’s delicacies.

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A Grand Taste of Sedona
From the very first glimpse of the fabulous red rock landscape, you will feel the majesty and mystery of Sedona. Your Grand Taste of Sedona getaway includes an expansive and luxurious villa, chef’s tasting dinner at one of Sedona’s finest restaurants, and an extraordinary private cooking class with a unique dining experience.
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Sedona, Arizona
Phoenix Culinary Escape
Escape to Arizona’s capital and most populous American Southwestern city. Phoenix is packed with top rated restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping centers and entertainment with a focus on art and all-things trendy. Get a taste of Phoenix through a hands-on cooking class, foodie tour and unforgettable dining experience at one of Phoenix’s top rated restaurants.
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Phoenix, Arizona
Savory Scottsdale Culinary Experience
Enter the valley of the sun and immerse your self in the vibrant energy and enchanting dessert landscapes. On your Savory Scottsdale get away you will experience the finest southwestern cuisine and upscale resort accommodation.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Southwestern Adventure in The Old Pueblo
Tucson, one of the most culturally rich cities of the West, is a mecca for travelers looking for a truly distinctive lens into America's past. This Southwestern adventure includes a guest ranch oasis, chef’s tasting dinner, hands-on cooking with an Iron Chef, a cultural and culinary tour of downtown and a horseback ride through the desert.
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Foothills of the Catalina Mountains
Tantalizing Tucson Culinary Getaway
Immersed in rich culinary history, your Tantalizing Tucson getaway includes a luxurious desert resort stay, hands-on cooking class and lunch with one of the region’s top chefs, a culinary and cultural tour of Tucson’s downtown corridor and an over-the-top Sunday brunch to wrap up this unique getaway.
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Santa Catalina Mountain Foothills

— Arizona Cooking Schools —

AndyFood - a Culinary Studio
Scottsdale 480-951-2400
All participation classes begin with a demonstration of the recipes, with an emphasis on technique, and then you do the cooking in our Viking-equipped kitchen.
Casa de San Pedro
Hereford 520-366-1300
Join us for a weekend of relaxation, nature, and a culinary delight of cooking up healthy, quick and easy meals with chef Lark Beaugureau.
Celebrated Cuisine
Tempe 480-460-2102
All classes are approximately 3 hours in duration. Group instruction is a combination of demonstration and hands-on and is held in the Celebrated Cuisine Kitchen.
Cuisine Classique
Tucson 520-797-1677
Tucson's oldest and most fun cooking school is open and cooking! Our goal for our cooking classes is to create, encourage and inspire passionate cooks!
Devil's Spice
Glendale 623-680-7468
Preparing good food is one of the keys to being a happy vegetarian and classes are an excellent way to gain new skills and hone the ones you already have.
Dog Chefs of America
Tubac 520-398-1411
We offer cooking classes at our Dog Chef Kitchen or at other mobile sites for fundraisers, or private groups. We also have a series of DVD's on our cooking classes that are for sale.
Donna Nordin Cooks
Tucson 520-299-8100
Donna Nordin, former Co-Owner & Executive Chef of Café Terra Cotta offers intimate cooking classes. Featuring contemporary Southwest and classic French cuisines for which she is acclaimed, each 2 ½ hour demonstration class will include 3-4 recipes, as well as lunch with wine/beverages. Classes are limited to 10 students.
Les Petites Gourmettes
Scottsdale 480-991-7648
Les Petites Gourmettes is a hands-on cooking school for children ages 8 - 18. Classes are offered during the Summer Breaks. All classes are co-ed and the ratio is usually 60% girls to 40% boys.
Rancho De la Osa
Sasabe 520-823-4257
Work along side our internationally trained chefs and kitchen staff for a day, several days or even a week! Work as few or as many hours as you choose.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Paradise Valley
As Executive Chef of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain and its signature restaurant, elements, Beau MacMillan inspires his staff with his passion for fresh ingredients. As a guest of the Mi Casa, Mi Chef package you will work with the Chef to plan your dining experience, and help prepare the feast.
Shar's Kitchen
Gilbert 480-558-1191
Here at Shar’s Kitchen we pride ourselves in selling quality products and teaching our customers how to use those products towards a healthier lifestyle. Check out our large selection of cooking classes today.
Simply Impressive
Mesa 480-654-1981
Simply Impressive Cooking School is a home-based cooking school located in Mesa, Arizona. We offer hands-on cooking and baking classes for adults and children.
Slow Food Southern Arizona
Tucson 520-299-8100
Slow Food Southern Arizona, is a chapter of the international Slow Food organization. Our mission is to support and promote local organic farms that raise produce and meats along with the chefs and residents who support the Slow Food concept. For more detailed information about our upcoming events visit our website.
Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast
Flagstaff 800-752-1912
Spend Friday and Saturday night at Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast, then sharpen your cooking skills during a three-hour class complete with food, wine and an instructional booklet of recipes.
Sur la Table
Scottsdale 480-998-0118
Sur La Table's cooking programs provide the opportunity for you to become a celebrity in your own kitchen. Instructors include each region's best-known as well as internationally renowned chefs willing to share their secrets.
Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School
Scottsdale 480-596-5628
We have many subjects from which to choose. We hope you'll join us in our spacious kitchen for lots of exciting classes! Our instructors are talented chefs. Their goal is for you to be able to re-create at home what you learn here.
Thai Gourmet House
Scottsdale 480-947-1258
We offer private instruction; individual, group hands-on or demonstration classes in your own environment or at our Scottsdale kitchen.
The Bisbee Cooking School
Bisbee 520-432-3203
The Bisbee Cooking School was created by a professional chef who loves to teach. The school is for anyone who is interested in food and wine . Most classes require no previous cooking experience.
The Cottage Place Restaurant
Flagstaff 928-774-8431
Cooking classes have been a huge hit. Classes are held on Saturdays from 11am to 2:30 pm or Sundays from noon to 3:30 pm. They include instruction, a packet of recipes, sampling of the featured creations and wine tasting.
The Healthy Cooking Coach
Phoenix 602-840-4556.
Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz will show you how good nutrition and great taste go hand in hand. Learn how to create mouthwatering dishes that satisfy your taste buds, your nutritional needs, and your family and friends.
Whisked Away
Phoenix 480-330-6525 website »
Whisked Away is a small cooking school located in Phoenix, AZ. Our classes focus on recipes that are easily replicated. While cooking in a kitchen furnished with Viking appliances, you will learn efficient ways of planning, executing and serving delicious meals just like you would in your own home!
Young Chefs Academy
Tucson 877-341-1041
Established in April 2003, Young Chef's Academy offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity.

Taste What's Happening!

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016
Arizona fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, free-range meat, baked goods, bath and body products and more! Thur.

Arizona Beer Week

2/11/2016 - 2/20/2016
Grab your mug and join us for the statewide celebration of craft beer.

Peoria Greek Festival

2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016
Three fabulous days of the best Greek food and pastries you will find in the valley.

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016
The greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians

Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

2/26/2016 - 2/28/2016
Juried artists from throughout the United States & abroad and Arizona's largest wine-tasting event.

Annual Yuma Lettuce Days

2/27/2016 - 2/28/2016
Produce Display, Cabbage Bowling, Homegrown Cooking Contest, Celebrity Chefs, Cooking Demonstrations and the 'World’s Largest Salad'.

Devoured Culinary Classic

2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016
Our goal is to showcase the fine food and drink producers of AZ while furthering Phoenix as a dining destination.

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

3/3/2016 - 3/31/2016
Arizona fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, free-range meat, baked goods, bath and body products and more! Thur.

Litchfield Art and Culinary Festival

3/5/2016 - 3/6/2016
Experience the legendary lure of the Southwest through a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts.

My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge

3/5/2016 - 3/6/2016
Over 75 professional & amateur chefs prepare fresh salsa on site. Bartenders compete in the Margarita Mixoff plus live music.

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

3/11/2016 - 3/13/2016
The greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians

Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire

Fountain Hills
3/11/2016 - 3/13/2016
An extraordinary juried fine art event that encompasses quality wines and delightful musical entertainment

Tucson Festival of Books Culinary Stage

3/12/2016 - 3/13/2016
Chefs who are also best-selling authors are featured with live cooking demos and the latest food trends.

Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival

Enjoy the food, craft beer, live entertainment, farmer’s market & eating competitions. 20,000 pounds of BBQ and 200 kegs of beer.

Great Arizona Beer Festival

This craft beer tasting extravaganza will showcase over 200 brews from more than 50 breweries from across the state, country and around the globe

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

4/7/2016 - 4/28/2016
Arizona fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, free-range meat, baked goods, bath and body products and more! Thur.

Annual Polish Festival

4/9/2016 - 4/10/2016
Indulge in delicious Polish cuisine and sip on refreshing imported Polish beer.

Southeast Arizona Winegrowers Festival

4/16/2016 - 4/17/2016
You can sample new wine releases, meet winemakers and enjoy great food.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

4/16/2016 - 4/17/2016
Enjoy fabulous food, fun and festivities (not to mention idyllic weather!).

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

5/5/2016 - 5/26/2016
Arizona fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, free-range meat, baked goods, bath and body products and more! Thur.
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