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Interview with Taggia’s Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

If you haven’t paid Taggia a visit in a while, put it on your list of places to get to because there’s a new face heading up the kitchen — Chef Massimo De Francesca. Appointed as the resort’s Executive Chef back in September, upon his arrival he completely redesigned the menu that now features... Read More

Interview with Rubio’s Co-Founder, Ralph Rubio

Posted on: October 19th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

With the much-anticipated AZ Taco Festival invading Salt River Fields this Saturday and Sunday, we decided to check in with a competing taco teams’s company founder – Ralph Rubio of the popular taco chain, Rubio’s. Local employees will set up camp at the Fest and dish out their best tacos while representing the Rubio’s... Read More

‘Chopped’ Grill Masters series features Arizona contestants

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Food Network’s Chopped has begun a new series, Chopped: Grill Masters which premiered on July 22nd. The five-part series features a battle of sixteen grilling professionals from around the country, a few from Arizona, competing for the grand prize of $50,000. The show takes place outdoors at the nostalgic Old Tuscan Studios for a... Read More

Interview with Jennifer Duncan of Whiskey Ranch BBQ

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Read our interview below with Jennifer Duncan about her appearance on the first episode of the special Chopped: Grill Masters series. PhoenixBites Interview With Jennifer Duncan Amy: Were you surprised that you both and your husband were chosen to compete together on Chopped: Grill Masters, or do the two of you always go hand in hand? Jennifer Duncan: I... Read More

Interview with Tommy Duncan of Whiskey Ranch

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Read our interview below with Tommy Duncan about his appearance on the first episode of the special Chopped: Grill Masters series. PhoenixBites Interview With Tommy Duncan Amy Martin: Leading up to the filming of the first episode, did you and your wife prepare at all with timed cooking challenges? Tommy Duncan: No! Our catering business had been... Read More

Who’s your daddy?

Posted on: June 10th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, June 17th in case you forgot!) – seems like only yesterday we were paying homage to all the moms out there. But here we are, down to the wire, and without a gift card or tie already picked out, we’re looking for the best restaurant spots... Read More

Interview with Four Seasons Scottsdale’s Executive Chef Mel Mecinas

Posted on: April 9th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

It’s true, what they say – If you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. Executive Chef of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Chef Mel Mecinas, knows how the story goes. He described his typical day on the job in a recent interview – with early mornings starting at 5:30am, checking... Read More

How I spent my 15 minutes…on Check Please Arizona

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Andy Warhol was quoted as saying, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” I may need to borrow some time from a few people. Quite a while ago we became aware of a local show, Check Please Arizona and immediately ran an article about it. We loved the premise, which brings... Read More

Interview with Executive Chef Eric Finney of Arizona Grand Resort

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

We’ve shared a couple of his recipes in our “14 days of recipes for Valentine’s Day” roundup, but now it’s time to meet the man behind the food and drink! Eric Finney, Arizona Grand Resort’s Executive Chef, first joined the resort in 2009. Responsible for managing a 100 staff and supervising the banquet kitchen... Read More

Jennifer Woods brings comfort to winter chef series at Phoenix Public Market

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

This Saturday, February 18, Phoenix Public Market will be featuring local favorite, Jennifer Woods in their Winter Chef Series. For a mere $55 per person, you will be treated to a cooking demonstration as well as a 3 course meal paired with 3 drinks. Jennifer is a writer for Chow Bella as well as... Read More

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