On Saturday, April 18, Chipotle will host Cultivate Phoenix, a festival celebrating food, music and ideas at Scottsdale’s WestWorld, which is located at 16601 North Pima Road.
Cultivate Phoenix is intended to get people thinking and talking about food and food issues, and how to create a more sustainable future. While many festival-goers come for the entertainment, the free festival also offers an experience for all ages to learn something new.
At the festival, renowned chefs from Phoenix and around the country will offer cooking demonstrations and seminars. Additionally, five national musical acts will perform throughout the day, including Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers, MS MR, Magic Man, Jared & The Mill and DJ Christopher Golub.
The high-profile chefs involved with Cultivate Phoenix are working to make positive changes in the nation’s food supply. Participating in Cultivate Phoenix allows these chefs to bring awareness to the public while demonstrating the impact food has on society and the importance of food that is raised right. The lineup of featured chefs includes Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner, New York), Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, San Diego), Charleen Badman (FnB, Scottsdale), Christopher Schlattman (The Upton, Scottsdale) and Joshua Hebert (Posh, Scottsdale).
Chipotle’s culinary team has created special menu items just for Cultivate that are available for purchase at the festival. Each dish will be made using fresh, responsibly grown ingredients. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, Chipotle’s Asian concept, will also be serving food at the festival.
Local food artisans and vendors will have sweet treats and dessert items available for sampling and purchase. Wine, beer and hard cider from local Phoenix breweries and wineries will also be available for those 21 and older. Chipotle has also partnered with Phoenix-based Sonoran Brewing Company to create a “Cultivate Farmhouse Ale,” a Saison-style beer that will be exclusively available at the festival.
Cultivate Phoenix includes interactive experiences focused on sustainable food, and a Kids’ Zone with activities for the entire family.