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Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chefs Keri Frazier and Steven Contreras

May 03, 2019

8.png   Since 2017 Keri Frazier has been an innovator in the gourmet food truck and private catering industries.  Her food truck and Catering Company Left Coast Burrito Co. and Left Coast Catering was nominated as food truck of the year in 2017 and Keri was named A Top 32 Culinary Innovator by the Arizona Republic.   As a former contestant on The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race Season 6, she realized that her hunger and creativity needed to be channeled into her two loves: great food and bringing people together.  Earlier this year she teamed...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Chad Burchfield

Apr 30, 2019

Meet Chef Tom (5).png After Chad Burchfield spent time as a cook in the US Army, he has dreamed of having his own kitchen. He began a career in hotel management to gain hospitality management experience and last year with the help of co-owner and wife Sasha, they were able to save enough and qualify for a small business loan to make their dream come true. Burchie’s started as a hot dog cart in Gallop, NM. They bought a hot dog cart and spent time and money upgrading the cart. They put countless hours into branding and planning. Their first day on the road...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Jordan Murray

Apr 29, 2019

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Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Jason Manolian

Apr 26, 2019

5.png   Having never been to culinary school, Jason’s cuisine, has been developed , not in a classroom, or a fancy kitchen, although he has worked in some pretty cool spots through the years.  We won’t bore you with a long drawn out list of places he has been fired from, but He will say his first real taste of greatness, was the dish pit at Roy Yamaguchis first spot in Hawaii Kai, he saw the passion someone could have for food, and the joy one could feel, watching ohana , praise your work. He has worked along side some of the countries best and most...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Scott Holmes

Apr 26, 2019

3.png Scott Holmes is a Valley of the Sun native who grew up in Tempe, AZ. His love of cooking began at an early age helping his mom cook on the kitchen counter. In 1995 he graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute but quickly found himself out of the restaurant arena working in various industries.   A 2007 trip to Austin, Texas with his future wife Bekke, drew Scott back into cooking after visiting the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX.  The simplicity, atmosphere and overall experience captivated his attention and hasn’t let go.   Bekke and Scott bought...

Epicuriad - Beer & Wine List

Apr 25, 2019

Join us at the Epicuriad on May 4, 2019 at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale!   Don't miss out on this unique event featuring dozens of award-winning chefs competing with food and beer/wine pairings. Your top pick receives a coveted chef's jacket while you listen to live music and bid on amazing silent auction items, all supporting brain cancer research and programs at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute. We are so excited to have these beers and wines featured in our food pairings.  Who's thirsty? PURCHASE TICKETS Beer Provided by Hensley Beverage Company ...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Eric Andrade from KOVO

Apr 18, 2019

3.png   KOVO brings together the traditional cuisines of the Mediterranean region, combined with new world flare and ingredients. For generations our family owned restaurant in Cyprus, an island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, has perfected transforming traditional Mediterranean dishes into a modern, approachable dining experience for people all over the world.   The Greek word, KOVO, means “to carve”, and as such rotisserie meats are slow cooked and carved in our open kitchen. KOVO brings together the traditional cuisines of the Mediterranean...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Tamara Stanger - Soon to be featured on CHOPPED

Apr 18, 2019

2.png   Tamara Stanger is the Executive Chef of Cotton Copper in Tempe, AZ. Over the past few years, Tamara has built a foundation for what has been deemed by local journalists as, a new Arizonan cuisine, using locally foraged Sonoran ingredients and Arizona-specific agriculture from small farms. Although the idea of foraging for ingredients is growing in popularity, this process of gathering food is something Tamara has been practicing since she was a small child. Tamara was raised in a ghost town in central Utah, where using game meats and wild vegetation...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Aaron Pool

Apr 15, 2019

Aaron Pool Owner Gadzooks Enchiladas Soups   Meet Chef Aaron.png Aaron Pool, owner of the popular Gadzooks Enchiladas Soup (3313 N 7th St. and 4031 E. Camelback Rd.) in Phoenix, can pinpoint the exact moment seven years ago when his life changed forever. The Arizona native and then-ASU student was on a family vacation in Lake Tahoe, eating his mother’s beloved chicken enchiladas recipe when he had an “ah-ha moment – a fast casual enchilada restaurant where everything was fresh-made to order on an assembly line.”   Pool graduated from the W.P....

Allie Forever

Apr 08, 2019

The 5th annual Head for the Cure 5K - Des Moines on May 19th is about more than just a 5K run/walk.  It's about the people who have fought or are fighting this disease every day.  Sharing your story is a way to bring the brain tumor community together with these inspirational stories of strength. Find out more at www.headforthecure.org/des-moines Meet Team Forever Allie Allie Forever.png Allie had DIPG. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is brain tumor found in an area on the brain stem called the pons. It’s an inoperable tumor. DIPG primarily affects...