Phoenix Art Museum and the Arizona Republic Name Second Annual Group of “Ripe” Award Winners to Lead Culinary Scene in 2015/16
Chefs Scott Holmes, Lori Hashimoto, Cullen Campbell, Stephen Jones and Jeff Kraus have been named to receive the prestigious Ripe award from the Phoenix Art Museum and the Men’s Arts Council. Ross Simon joins the group as the winner for the first-ever Ripe award for the bartending and spirits industry.
Tickets are on sale for the Ripe culinary fest and awards presentation event scheduled for July 25th at the Phoenix Art Museum to raise funds to support the arts.
This year, the public was invited to submit nominations which were reviewed by judges from the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Art Museum and Men’s Arts Council.
Winners exhibit the very best of the greater Phoenix dining scene through their culinary creativity and passion. These stand out chefs are anticipated to open new restaurants and culinary projects -- or continue to earn recognition for existing projects. Past winners cannot be considered.
WHAT: 2015 Ripe Culinary Fest + Awards Celebration
WHEN: 7:00PM, July 25th, 2015
WHERE: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
COST: $55 per person, tickets can be purchased at www.RipePHX.com
CHARITY: Proceeds go to support programing at Phoenix Art Museum
MORE: The 2015 Ripe winners will be honored on Saturday, July 25, from 7pm-9pm at an award ceremony and event at the Phoenix Art Museum. Attendees will enjoy music and tastes of signature dishes from the 5 winning chefs as well as sip wines and cocktails. Tickets are $55 and are available for purchase at www.ripephx.com.
For the first time in the three-year history of the award, this year’s nominations were open to the public. Phoenix residents nominated chefs, bartenders and spirit makers they believe capture the essence of Phoenix.