OUR Mission

Our main objective is to support the development and promotion of the culinary and extended local food community and culture in Arizona, bringing deserved local and national attention to our state's food scene. At nearly ten years in, the signature Devour Culinary Classic has become the Southwest region’s premier culinary celebration of local talent, selling out in record time for the past four years.

Now the capstone, the two-day Devour Culinary Classic sits at the helm of Devour Week, a festival of multiple distinct events that intentionally showcase Arizona’s culinary personalities and food culture while uniting food and beverage enthusiasts from all over Arizona and the southwest region and furthering Arizona as a dining destination worthy of international prestige.

An event for every taste, attendees have the chance to meet Arizona's top chefs and restaurateurs, partake in engaging culinary demonstrations and competitions, experience unique annual features, and taste an enormous array of culinary excellence.

ABOUT Devour Week

Devour Week is made up of a series of culinary events leading up to the culminating weekend-long food festival known as the Devour Culinary Classic. 

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The Main Event: Devour Culinary Classic

What has come to be known as the most anticipated culinary event in the region, the Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary and beverage leaders that are establishing Arizona as a destination. An annually award-winning event, it has been named Best Southwestern Culinary Festival by the New York Times, Best Food Festival by Phoenix Magazine, Best Culinary Festival from the Phoenix New Times, and Best Food Event from

100% of all proceeds from the annual Devour Culinary Classic benefit the non-profit efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden, and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.


Exploring Phoenix's Cultures Through Food:Devour The World

East meets west, north, and south with this new Devour Phoenix event that celebrates the international flavors of Phoenix. Unwind in the serene Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix as you taste the multi-cultural cuisines from the regions of your favorite countries.


The Best of Phoenix's Cocktail Culture:
Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition

Kick off Devour Week and celebrate the best of local cocktail culture. Root for your favorite bartenders from the Devour Phoenix Coalition of restaurants as you sip on their competition creations. Facing a celebrity lineup of judges and armed with a selection of Arizona’s best locally distilled spirits provided by Hensley/Quench, your favorite bartenders will be up on stage shaking it up. 


Learn More About The Devour Culinary Classic

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Want to help put on the biggest culinary event in the valley? Join our esteemed volunteer team: click here