FOODIST: a collective of like-minded food worshipers. A Foodist breathes and sleeps in order to eat and drink. They are bona fide food fans — those who immerse themselves in the artistry of the food industry.
April 24, 2014
Montelucia Spa & Resort
CELEBRATING THE MOST AMAZING TASTES, FACES AND PLACES IN ARIZONA FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The second season of Foodist takes place on Thursday, April 24 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, when an incredible year for Arizona’s culinary and cocktail scene will be marked with an evening of stellar celebration. Click here for more details.
2014 Foodist Finalists
- Food Pioneers:
Joe Johnston, Joe’s Real BBQ, Liberty Market, Etc.
Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Craig DeMarco, Upward Projects
- Top Chef:
Cullen Campbell, Crudo
Gio Osso, Virtu
Charlene Badman, FnB
- Good Neighbor:
- Master Mixologist:
Micah Olson, Bar Crudo
Andrew Record, Kadence Restaurant Group, Tucson
Stephanie Teslar, Hotel Palomar, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
- Emerging Restaurant of the Year:
The Original Chop Shop
- Outstanding Restaurant Concept:
- Outstanding Restaurant Food Truck:
Nogales Hot Dogs
- Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant:
Postino Wine Café
- Uniquely Arizona:
Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
- Best Dish “Steak”:
Donovon’s Steak & Chop House
The Arizona Restaurant Association and Az Business Magazine invite you to have a seat at our table as we honor the culinary minds that have helped shape Arizona’s culinary landscape. Some cook regularly in their kitchen; some dream of the next great concept; some blog daily offering a hefty dose of in-the-know opinion; and others manage foodservice solutions. All contributed to an exciting year of exhilarating food developments.
Foodist Awards Recognizes Culinary Forward-thinkers for their Dedicated Passion & Contributions
The quest to find the culinary standard-bearers that embody the pursuit – the achievement – of excellence is underway. The Arizona Restaurant Association and Az Business magazine is proud to announce Arizona’s newest industry accolade – Foodist Awards.
The official award of the ARA and the industry, Foodist Awards is where the restaurants, companies and the people behind the very best in the industry are recognized for their superior business acumen, demonstrated leadership and contributions to shaping the culinary landscape of Arizona.
We all are passionate about food, and as a contributor to the restaurant community we know you eat, sleep and breathe food, immersing yourself in the artistry of the industry. Now’s your chance to tell all of Arizona just how much of a Foodist you really are!
This prestigious honor is open to non-members and members of the ARA, with all levels of the industry invited to participate.
The Foodist Awards will honor business practices, concepts, culinary achievements, and food and drink from eleven different categories:
- Food Pioneer
- Top Chef
- Good Neighbor
- Master Mixologist
- Emerging Restaurant of the Year
- Outstanding Restaurant Concept
- Outstanding Restaurant Food Truck
- Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant
- Uniquely Arizona
- Best Dish “Steak”