Benefit Farm Dinner at Fossil Creek Creamery Features Chef Collaboration

Article by Natalie Morris, written for Good Food Finder.

Screen Shot 2013-09-07 at 2.02.44 PMTake a weekend staycation in beautiful Pine-Strawberry, Arizona to enjoy some good food served by a local chef collaboration and support a good cause as well.

Join the Ranch at Fossil Creek for their 3rd Annual Farm Dinner on Sept 21, 2013, at Fossil Creek Creamery in beautiful Strawberry, Arizona. Three outstanding local chefs will dazzle you with their menus using locally-grown and farmed foods being served outdoors at the farm!

Whether you are a full-tilt foodie or a lover of all things local, you are in for an epicurean adventure that supports local producers. Chef Akos Szabo of M Culinary Concepts, the premier luxury catering company in the Southwest and the primary caterer for signature Arizona events including the Waste Management Phoenix Open, will coordinate the effort. Joining him will be Executive Chef Mark Hamilton from the Rim Golf Club, and Chef Tracy Dempsey, owner of Tracy Dempsey Originals, well-known for her pastry sensations offered at several locations in the Valley.

New this year, the Farm Dinner will feature a course prepared by the owners of Urban Survival, Ray Stephens and Julie La Magna. Their wonderful organic food items are amazing and have quickly become a staple in the locally grown food scene showcased in several Arizona farmers’ markets. And we hear, the bread to be served will be from Phoenix favorite, Noble Bread.

Adding to the fun, will be Dr. Jazz and the Heartbeats, our local Dixieland jazz group that will fill the rim country air with their extraordinary music.


Date: Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ranch at Fossil Creek, 10379 W. Fossil Creek Rd. Strawberry, AZ 85544

$75 per person (taxable donation to benefit Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction) – reservations are limited to 175

Call 928-476-5178 or send an email to [email protected]

John and Joyce Bittner