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Flavors of Tucson City of Gastronomy with Chef Janos Wilder

March 31, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Flavors of Tucson City of Gastronomy with Chef Janos Wilder. Cost: $100.00 per person.

Who better than James Beard Award-winning Chef Janos Wilder, credited with creating Southwest cuisine, to inaugurate our Flavors of Tucson City of Gastronomy series? His James Beard Award in 2000 for Best Chef Southwest helped put Tucson’s culinary scene on the map.

A driving force of gastronomic localism since the 1980s, his cuisine is both ingredient and culturally-driven with native and local ingredients at the forefront. You’ll cook along with him in this hands-on class, eat together a delicious meal as well as understand why Tucson was named the first North American UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

With the Santa Cruz Valley’s 4,000 years of food history in mind, the menu reflects Chef Janos’ extensive knowledge of regional heritage ingredients, and he describes the selections as “food of the people”: Chorizo Chilaquiles, Green Chili Vinaigrette, Salsa Fresca, Chilitepin Salsa, Frijoles Maneados, Calabacitas Con Queso, Habanero Pepita Pesto Stuffed Chicken and Chili Colorado Sauce.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 16, will be held at the Catalina United Methodist Church kitchen, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. You’ll receive an email with class details 3 days in advance. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely. Please contact us if you don’t receive the class information.

All classes and events are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class or event up to 7 days prior to the class or event. Culinary Boot Camps or workshops require a 14-day notification. Your request must be emailed to [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]Click here for required in-person waiver. 

Please know it may be necessary to cancel select classes if 10 or fewer guests enroll. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we’ll personally reach out to each guest in case of cancellation.


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March 31, 2022
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Catalina United Methodist Church Kitchen
2700 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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