We host Arizona’s Tastiest Fundrisers!

    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. We are pleased to announce the 2018 grants recipients. See the 2018 Grantees here.

    On the Calendar

    The Brunch Club – 12/1 at Mountain Shadows This all-inclusive brunch features places that have perfected the art of morning food. Wear your best hat, gather your breakfast buddies and call Lyft to chauffeur you from bed to bliss. Tickets on sale now.

    Third Thursday at Aioli Gourmet Burgers on 11/15 from 5 – 7 pm.
    Join us as we sip, snack, socialize and support the arts.

    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 soon.

    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 soon.

    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 soon.

    Recent Recap

    Cooks + Corks
    Thank you to everyone who contributed to this successful annual fundraising event held at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon Northon Nov 2, 2018

    Beverage companies
    Our Presenting Sponsor Earnhardt Scottsdale Cadillac
    The Four Season Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
    Sponsors Glamour & Woods, Hensley, Quench Wines, PSAV and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
    Emcee Olivia Fierro, 3TV Good Morning Arizona
    Mel Bridges Band
    Event Guests
    League members

    We raised money for the arts, recognized Chef Lisa Dahl and the People’s Choice winner for Best Food and Presentation, sipped a wide selection of beverages and tasted some of the best food in the Valley. We look forward to seeing you next year!

    Thank you!


    174  Volunteers hours contributed to make Cooks + Corks a fundraising success
    1285 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 more than 1,200 hours to helping raise funds for the arts! And that’s just so far this year. With The Brunch Club coming up, 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!

    Cooks + Corks

    Thank you to all who helped make Cooks + Corks 2018 a great event and a fundraising success. Our sponsors, chefs, restaurants, beverage exhibitors,donors and guests all demonstrated culinary philanthropy at its best!

    Presenting Sponsor Earhnardt Cadillac, Host Sponsor Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Sponsors: Glamour & Woods, Hensley Beverage Co., Quench Fine Wines, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, PSAV. Chefs: Derek Biazo, deseo; Joey Cavaretta, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; Justine Dachel, Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe; Lisa Dahl, Dahl Restaurant Group; Rochelle Daniel, Fat OX; Chuck Kazmer, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; Dell Morris, Proof, an American Canteen; Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at the Hermosa; Alex Robinson, T. Cook’s; Samantha Sanz, Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; Steven “Chops” Smith, Fat OX; Alex Stratta, Wright’s at the Biltmore; Lance Whipple, Four Seasons Resort; Scottsdale at Troon North; Beverage and Restaurant Exhibitors: Aqua Hydrate, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Bar Pesce, Blossom Brothers Wine Spritzer, Breakthru Beverage, Browne Family Vineyards, Cellar 433, Chateau Diana, Dahl Restaurant Group, Deseo at The Westin, Elysian Brewing, Fat Ox, Four Peaks Brewing Co., Glamour & Woods, Goose Island Beer Co., Hensley and Co., Jewel’s Bakery & Café, Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, Moët & Chandon, 19 Crimes, Press Coffee Roasters, Proof, Quench Fine Wines, Roger Clyne Moonshine Tequila, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Stella, Sterling Collection, T. Cook’s @ Royal Palms, Talavera, Terredora Dipaolo , 3 Amigos Tequila, Three Wells Distilling Co., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tobin James Cellars, Winery 1912, Wright’s at The Biltmore. Emcee Olivia Fierro, Entertainer Mel Bridges.

    Third Thursday Host

    Third Thursday at THE VIG McDowell Mountain brought out a huge crowd to the outdoor patio on a beautiful evening in October. Thank you to all who attended and to the hard-working team at THE VIG McDowell Mountain who made the evening possible. We raffled two tickets to Cooks + Corks and raised extra money to support our grants next year. Thanks for donating to the arts. See you next month!















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    Third Thursday

    November 15, 2018






    Saturday Dec. 1
    Mountain Shadows

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    Friday, Nov. 2
    Four Seasons Scottsdale Troon North

    2018 Event Recap







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    Sunday, April 15, 2018






    Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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    The Cocktail Society

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    Burger Battle

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    Culinary Hall of Fame

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