Female-Driven Dining Series Debuts at The Phoenician

Marilyn HawkesJanuary 2020
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 20 percent of America’s kitchens are headed up by women. But at The Phoenician, women play a much bigger role, with four female chefs in leadership positions. “We put our power on the plate,” says executive sous chef Rebecca Tillman.

To celebrate, the resort will present “Fierce Females at The Phoenician,” an all-woman chef series of multicourse dinners served community-style at Mowry & Cotton. The seasonally driven menus will also include cocktails to match the culinary offerings.

The first dinner takes place 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, featuring Mowry & Cotton’s chef de cuisine Tandy Peterson, who will focus on cooking with fire.

Other dinners include:

Thursday, Feb. 20: Assistant banquet chef Michelle Milz will explore Cuban cuisine.

Thursday March 19:  Assistant pastry chef Ashley Liane will present a Mediterranean menu.

Thursday, April 16: Executive Sous Chef Rebecca Tillman will zone in on farm-focused fare.

The dinners will be limited to 20 people. “We want it to be intimate so we can share stories,” Tillman says. “It’s about celebrating women and everything that we’ve accomplished.”

All dinners, which cost $65 per person, per event, plus tax and gratuity, or $200 per person for all four events, start at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 480-423-2530 or email restaurantreservations@luxurycollection.com.

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