We host Arizona’s Tastiest Fundraisers!

    Scottsdale League for the Arts hosts Arizona’s tastiest fundraisers to support the arts through culinary fundraisers.

    This year’s grant funding supports thousands through the 25 selected organizations, serving at-risk youth, hospitalized children, young composers, aspiring playwrights and more. Learn more about our the 2018 Grantees here.

    On the Calendar

    Third Thursday January 17, 2019 Location TBD

    Burger Battle 3/22/19 at the Scottsdale Waterfront – 15 Challengers for the Valley’s Best Burger. Winners qualify for the annual World Food Championships. All inclusive food, beer, wine, burger tasting, desserts and live music, and people’s choice voting for best burger. Tickets on sale now.

    The Cocktail Society 4/12/19 at the Scottsdale Civic Center – Friday evening all-inclusive party with music and entertainment, theme is Shaken not Stirred: come as your favorite undercover operative. Tickets on sale now.

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival 4/13/19 – 4/14/19 at the Scottsdale Civic Mall – Nationally famous weekend tasting festival featuring 35+ restaurants and 18 live local bands, national music act, Beer garden, wine garden, spirits tasting, exhibit center. Admission does not include food or beverages. Tickets on sale now.

    Recent Recap

    The Brunch Club
    Thank you to everyone who contributed to this successful fundraising event held at Mountain Shadows Resort on Dec. 1, 2018. Guests and volunteers donned their finest hats and bowties for a fashionable, festive fundraiser!

    We raised money for the arts, raised money through a 50/50 raffle, mystery bags and bowtie sales, sipped a wide selection of beverages and tasted some of the best brunch food in the Valley. We look forward to seeing you next year!

    Third Thursday

    Aioli Gourmet Burger – November. Thank you to all who attended and to Chef Tom who kept us well-nourished with the best comfort food one could ask for. TV show “Chopped” champ spoke to our guests, who also supported the arts through our raffle. Returning to Burger Battle in 2019, Chef Tom and Aioli Gourmet Burgers will fight to retain the title of Valley’s Best Burger during Chef Tom’s reign as one of the Top Burger Chefs in the World.

    Thank you!


    94  Volunteer hours contributed to make The Brunch Club a fundraising success
    1379 Total Volunteer Hours 2018

    A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our 2018 volunteers! From pouring beverages and taking tickets to selling raffles and helping our event guests, our volunteers make our events possible. So far in 2018, volunteers have dedicated almost 1,400 hours to helping raise funds for the arts! If you have attended any of our events, you know we rely heavily on the dedication and professionalism of our volunteers. We are able to support the local arts community because of the contributions of volunteers, event participants and sponsors. We appreciate you all!

    Pictured: Volunteers at The Brunch Club
    dressed for our theme of Big Hats and Bowties!

    The Brunch Club

    Thank you to all who helped make The Brunch Club a great event and a fundraising success. Our sponsors, chefs, restaurants, beverage exhibitors, donors and guests all demonstrated culinary philanthropy at its best!

    Sponsors: Chandon, Hensley Beverage Co., Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Host Resort: Mountain Shadows Resort; Restaurants and Chefs: Benedict’s, Breakfast Kitchen Bar, Sous Chef Richard Garcia, Hearth ’61; Chef Justine Dachel, Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe; Chef Jeremy Pacheco, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Stock & Stable, Chef Thierry Delourneaux, Wright’s at the Biltmore; Beverages: Stephanie Peeples, Cellar 433; Supreet Singh, Chandon; Entertainment: D.J. Jen Jones; Emcee Kristen Keogh; Champagne Saber Toastmaster Jim Gallen.







    Third Thursday image

    Third Thursday

    Burger Battle

    March 22, 2019








    Click below to see more images from the events

    Saturday Dec. 1, 2018
    Mountain Shadows
    Event Recap

    Friday, Nov. 2
    Four Seasons Scottsdale Troon North

    2018 Event Recap


    Scottsdale Culinary Festival

    Saturday & Sunday, April 14-15, 2018






    Best of the Fest

    Sunday, April 15, 2018






    The Cocktail Society

    Friday, April 13, 2018






    Burger Battle

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Culinary Hall of Fame

    Monday, Nov 13, 2017














































    Best of the Valley
    AZ Central Best
    USA 10 Best
    Sterling Awards
    Best of our Valley 2018
    Best of Our Valley
    NewTimes Best of Phoenix
    AZtec Awards






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