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GUT Presents: Global Flavors Fall Festival at Tucson Village Farm

September 25, 2023
By Sam Jump
By Sam Jump

Get ready as the Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) gears up for a culinary adventure that spans the globe, right here in Tucson. The highly-anticipated Global Flavors Fall Festival makes its return, promising an evening of delicious surprises that will include live music and plenty of fun for all ages.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the charming Tucson Village Farm.

Farm to Table & Around the World

Prepare your taste buds for a special culinary celebration as renowned GUT chefs showcase their talents using fresh ingredients from Tucson Village Farm’s harvest.

But the real magic of the evening is the teamwork between GUT chefs and the Iskashitaa Refugee Network, who represent various global backgrounds. Together, they’ll create a diverse range of international flavors, reflecting the rich culinary tapestry that makes Tucson’s food scene so vibrant.

Participating chefs:

  • Kenneth Foy of Dante’s Fire
  • Devon Sanner of Zio Peppe
  • Mary Steiger of Gourmet Girls
  • Susan Fulton Gourmet Girls
  • Janet Balderas of Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
  • Travis Gary Peters of The Parish & The Delta
  • Gary Hickey of Flores Concepts
  • Wendy Busby of Lodge at Ventana Canyon
  • Roderick LeDesma of Casino Del Sol
  • Obediah Hindman of Mountain Oyster Club
  • Mike Elefante of Mama Louisa’s
  • CJ Hamm of Saguaro Corners
  • Mat Cable of Zio Peppe & Fresco Pizzeria

Tickets to the event are $55 each with a portion of proceeds being donated to the Iskashitaa Refugee Network, making it easy and affordable for you to savor a globally-infused farm-to-table experience while making a lasting impact.

Photo courtesy of Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Photo courtesy of Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Entertainment & refreshments for all

As you enjoy the culinary creations presented by each duo, you’ll also be treated to tunes from DJ BigNut and as well as live music from local musicians, creating the ultimate atmosphere for a fall night of celebration. The Fall Festival will also have exciting prize raffles, a silent auction, classic carnival games, and the always-popular dunk-a-chef booth — chefs beware!

No culinary event is complete without something to wash down all of those vibrant flavors. A selection of aguas frescas will be available as well as adult beverages for those who prefer something a bit stronger as they toast the season.

The Global Flavors Fall Festival isn’t just about food and fun; it’s also about community. By supporting this event, you’re helping Tucson’s culinary scene thrive while supporting the Iskashitaa Refugee Network’s important work in our community.

Community and cuisine unite

Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or just looking for an evening of new flavors and entertainment, the Global Flavors Fall Festival is the place to be on October 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to savor global tastes, celebrate diversity, and welcome the fall season in Tucson. Bring your friends and family, and we’ll see you at the Tucson Village Farm.

For more information or to purchase a ticket to the Global Flavors of Fall Festival presented by GUT, visit eventbrite.com. Tucson Foodie Insiders, stay tuned for details on your exclusive discount! Tucson Village Farm is located at 2201 E. Roger Rd.

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