Cooking for a cause: Celebrity chefs pitch in for fundraiser

The third annual Arizona Harvest Moon Feast provides food lovers a chance to sample dishes prepared by celebrity chefs while  at the same time help raise funds for at-risk youths.

The festive fundraiser takes place 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Desert Hills Foothills outdoor event venue in North Scottsdale. Participants are asked to park at McDonald’s Ranch, 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

The event is organized by Careers through Culinary Arts Program of Arizona, (C-CAP AZ) and hosted by celebrity chefs Mark Tarbell and Beau MacMillan.

Tickets are $150.

Guests will visit food stations manned by dozens of top local chefs such as Jared Porter (Clever Koi), Singh Dushyant (The Camby Hotel), Marcos Seville (Omni Montelucia Resort), Rebecca Tillman (Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak) Lee Hillson (The Phoenician) and more.

Entertainment is provided by Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock’s 3 Nations & Flavour.

C-CAP AZ high school students join the chefs to create custom culinary creations, learn tips and hear expert advice at the fundraiser to support C-CAP AZ and its programs, which help at-risk high school students enter the culinary arts industry.

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