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Devour Culinary Classic

DATE: February 23, 2019 – February 24, 2019
TIME: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
PRICE: The Tasting Package: $105 | The VIP Package: $205

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10th Anniversary Devour Culinary Classic


The most anticipated culinary event in the region, the Devour Culinary Classic returns for its 10th anniversary celebration. The 2019 Devour Culinary Classic promises to present the very best that Arizona’s culinary scene has to offer with even more opportunities to connect with Arizona’s local culinary culture. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the annual Devour Culinary Classic benefit the community efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA).

  • Date | Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
  • Time | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Media/VIP Hour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Location | Desert Botanical Garden | 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008


General Ticket Sales:

Tickets for the Devour Culinary Classic and other Devour Week events will be available to members on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 and to the public beginning Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Tickets are limited and those interested in attending Devour Culinary Classic events are encouraged to explore membership options with LFA, the Garden, and AZBCA to take advantage of the member pre-sale. Tickets will be available for purchase at

Ticket Packages:

For the 2019 Devour Culinary Classic, there are two different ticket packages available. Cost of ticket package includes ticketing and processing fees. Packages are available for both Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Packages are available for single day attendance only, those interested in attending both Saturday and Sunday must purchase those respective packages.

The Tasting Package is SOLD OUT for Saturday, Feb. 23
The Tasting Package | $105
: The Tasting Package offers the essential experience allowing guests to sample and enjoy the best local restaurants and food while strolling Desert Botanical Garden.

  • One Day General Admission to Devour Culinary Classic
  •  Access to Hensley/Quench Beverage Garden
  • Access to Hensley/Quench Wine Sales area, with an exclusive selection of wine and spirits available at discounted prices
  • Access to Chef Demos
  • Reusable Wine Glass and Yolk
  • Lyft Discount


*NEW* VIP Package | $205: Enjoy exclusive access to new event features, and stroll through the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden while sampling the best of local food and drink.

  • The 2019 Devour VIP Dorrance Hall Lounge will feature an immersive experience of entertainment, food exhibitions, passed Hors d’Oeuvres, sparkling wines, with luxurious and relaxed seating. Rub elbows with Devour special guests, celebrities, media and food judges throughout the day. Commemorative VIP Canvas Swag Bag, with a visit to the Foodie Garden, featuring event recipe cards, special gifts and more
  • Early Admission increased to 1.5 hours and Reserved Parking for One Day to the Devour Culinary Classic
  • Two Tickets for a return attendance to Desert Botanical Garden’s Electric Desert | A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective ($70 value). Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the Garden using light and original music.
  • Access to all participating chef and purveyor menu tastings and experience
  • Access to Hensley/Quench Beverage Garden
  • Access to all featured culinary demos, and education sessions
  • Live Music and Arts Experiences throughout the Garden
  • Reusable Wine Glass and Yoke
  • Lyft discount PLUS



Flashlight Tours

Saturday nights | June 1 - August 31 | 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Every Saturday night through Aug. 31, summer nights shine with Flashlight Tours. All ages will have a blast getting hands-on during this self-guided nocturnal adventure through the Garden. Check out the night blooming plants, animals that come out after-dark plus grab some food and drink and chill out.

Dueling Pianos

Aug 16, 2019

Two pianos and two voices will energize Dorrance Hall with an unforgettable clap along, sing along experience. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with AZ Dueling Pianos.

Dogs' Day in the Garden

Nov 16, 2019

The Garden is going to the dogs! Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!


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Gertrude’s restaurant will be closed July 1 for renovations but will reopen Sept. 21. Patio Cafe is open.