Lunch & Learn

Sanctuary’s award-winning culinary series returns for it’s 15th season with a new lineup featuring some of the countries top chefs and culinary experts. Join us for this interactive summer series featuring informative discussions and cooking demonstrations.

Lunch & Learn 2016

Saturday, August 6 (dinner)Chef Jeff Mauro – ‘Taste of Chi-Town’
Celebrity Chef Jeff Mauro is the host of Food Network’s Emmy-nominated “Sandwich King” and the wildly successful talk show, “The Kitchen.” He is also the co-founder and executive chef of Chicago’s very first slow-smoked sandwich shop, Pork & Mindy’s. Chef Mauro put his passion for sandwiches on display during his Season 7 win of Food Network’s “Food Network Star.”
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Wines from ZD Wines paired with each course.

Saturday, August 13 (dinner)Chef Cullen Campbell – ‘Southern Nights’
A master of “crudo” Italian and Mediterranean dishes, Chef Campbell offers a unique cooking style to Phoenix diners. Inspired by the traditions of Southern cooking, Campbell is the chef/co-owner of Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails as well as Crudo/Bar Crudo in Phoenix. Since opening in 2012, Crudo has won rave reviews from USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and Sunset Magazine, while Campbell’s refined take on coastal Italian cuisine has been personally lauded by Saveur and earned him an invite to cook at the James Beard House in New York. Campbell’s new restaurant, Okra, serves Italian-accented twists on classic Southern dishes like Tennessee Hot Chicken and Pig Cheek Pot Pie.
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Special Musical Guest: Legendary country music songwriter James Dean Hicks.
Spirits from Four Roses Bourbon/Back Bar Projects paired with each course.

Saturday, August 20 (lunch)Marc Summers – ‘Year-Round Classics’
Watch as Food Network personalities Marc Summers and Sanctuary’s own Executive Chef Beau MacMillan tag team for a lively lunch that is sure to entertain. Summers is currently hosting the longest running show on Food Network, “Unwrapped,” and he is also Executive Producer of “Dinner: Impossible,” “Food Feuds” and “Restaurant: Impossible.”

Chef MacMillan is no stranger to Food Network programming, with appearances on “Iron Chef America,” “Worst Cooks in America,” The Next Iron Chef,” and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” among other shows. Back at Sanctuary, Chef MacMillan’s culinary philosophy is evident in the resort’s innovative seasonal menus that focus on fresh, local ingredients procured from a network of artisans and organic farmers.
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Wines from JUSTIN Vineyards paired with each course.

Saturday, August 27 (dinner)Chef Ryan Clark – ‘Tucson Meets Thailand’
A Tucson native, Chef Clark has worked in both New York and Arizona extensively, including a post at Sanctuary under Chef MacMillan. Chef Clark opened Agustin Kitchen in 2012, a popular French bistro. Now Chef Clark serves as Chef de Cuisine at PY Steakhouse at Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson.
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Wines from Newton Vineyards paired with each course.

Lunch – $75 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
Dinner – $125 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

For those who wish to stay the night, enjoy a $199 with a complimentary upgrade to a mountain suite following each Saturday event (upgrade based on availability, excludes resort fee and tax).