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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Event: Big Boy Cook Club

Get ready for the first food event of the year and one you're not going to forget! Chef Aaron May is bringing some epic Chefs to town, maybe you've probably seen featured on Food Network. Plus, we'll be at one of my fav spots to host an event, Ocotillo and even better yet, I'm your co-host. Which probably means I'll be running around grabbing content and getting people to do Tiktoks with me!

What can you expect when you grab a ticket? Each chef will be preparing sample bites of their most famous dishes and creating new offerings, just for the guests, who will get to graze all day! There will be fun activations to help guests digest in between bites. From tattoo artists, to cigar rollers, to spirit sampling, and photo booths.

Local mixologist Casey Wallin will be creating the cocktails for the event and for the less adventurous, there will be beer, and wine too.

On the Ocotillo stage, DJ Irie, Resident DJ for the Miami Heat, will be keeping the crowd moving and there might even be a few other surprise guests. From Todd English’s Truffle-Fontina Pizzetta, Seared Snake river wagyu, foie gras espuma, to Goan Pork Sliders from the Badmaash Brothers- Arjun & Nakul Mahendro, to OG NY bagels, lox and caviar from the Little Pickle —there will be something for everyone INCLUDING vegan options.

Local hot sauce maven, Jacob Cutino of Cutino Sauces, will also be unveiling his next monthly “throw back” sauce at the event, as well as working with each chef to pair his various sauces with their offerings on the day.

Check out our chef line-up:

  • Todd English

  • Aaron Sanchez

  • Christian Petroni

  • Akira Back

  • Aaron May

  • Aarti Sequeira

  • Elsie Eats

  • Arjun and Nakul Mahendro

  • Damaris Phillips

  • Stan Hays

  • Pat Martin

  • Burt Bakman

  • Walt Sterling

Plus Music by the official DJ of the Miami Heat DJ Irie And Co-Hosted by Arizona Foodie Benefitting Operation BBQ Relief


Date: Sunday April 25th

Time: 2pm-7pm

Location: Ocotillo Restaurant 3243 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Tix: Eventbrite — $100 Lawn Party / $200 VIP / $1,000 Big Boy Package

Chefs: Todd English, Aaron Sanchez, Christian Petroni, Aarti Sequiera, Akira Back, Damaris Phillips,

Pat Martin, Burt Bakman, Stan Hays, Elsie Eats, Walt Sterling, Arjun & Nakul Mahendro

Music: DJ Irie from the Miami Heat and surprise guests...

Benefitting: Operation BBQ Relief, Aaron Sanchez Scholarship Fund


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