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Ticket holders of the Devour Culinary Classic can expect the dedication to taste, high quality, and innovation they appreciate each year from Arizona's best chefs. All guests in 2018 will also have access to the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden, an ambience guaranteed to make for a outstanding and authentic experience.

VIP Lounge

We hear rumblings from our VIP chefs of an affair unlike anything we've ever attempted. Alongside the benefits that our VIP loyalists have become accustomed to, guests will be able to get personal with chefs who pride themselves on the cuisine and culture of Arizona, enjoying native foods like Navajo Churro Lamb raised in northern Arizona and cooked on site, a special selection of beverages, and just relax in the beauty of the Desert Botanical Garden.


New this year, Connoisseur Package and VIP Package ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to attend a duo of curated experiences held during the length of each day of the Devour Culinary Classic. Enjoy the main event or relax with old friends and new in these "pop in and out" pocket areas created just for you.

>> Heritage Foods Experience

We’ve tasked some of Arizona’s favorite chefs to gather together, root themselves in the desert, and create an all-day experience that allows guests to dig deep into Arizona’s food history. Chef collaborations and event features will be announced soon and be unique to each day of the event.

>> Arizona Beverage Experience

Fans of Arizona wine and those who choose AZ brews will be delighted to sip on this. Taste, interact, learn, and relax with some of the best people and drinks in the state. Lineups and event features will be announced soon and be unique to each day of the event.


The 2018 Devour Culinary Classic will offer multiple opportunities for all attendees to learn skills and tips from some of their favorite local chefs and food producers. Open to all ticket types, chefs and further details will be announced in the coming months.

Hensley/Quench Wine Sales

A special event in its own right, all guests have access to the Hensley/Quench Wine Sale, where they may opt to purchase from a curated portfolio of wine and spirits available at discounted prices.

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Southwest, featuring 55,000 plants from across the world. The Garden allows visitors to experience the beauty of the desert like never before. For 78 years, the Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States. All guests of the Devour Culinary Classic have access to the Desert Botanical Garden trails for the duration of their ticket event time. Visit for more information on the Desert Botanical Garden.