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Cooks! Dinners


The Primavera Cooks! Summer Dining Event is quite possibly the most fun you will ever have at a nonprofit fundraising dinner! Each year we fill select local Tucson restaurants like Tavolino, Agustin and Kingfisher with a lively group of socially conscious diners who want to support the programs and services of Primavera and have a great night out. Join us for one of these four or five course, wine-paired, gourmet dinners created by some of Tucson’s top chefs and find out why diners return year after year.


2017 Cooks! Schedule
The Carriage House/Janos Wednesday, May 31
Vivace Wednesday, June 7
Feast Wednesday, June 14
Reforma Wednesday, August 2
Tavolino Wednesday, August 16
PY Steakhouse Sunday, August 27
Agustin Kitchen Wednesday, September 6
Pastiche Wednesday, September 13
Kingfisher Sunday, September 17
(Kingfisher Only: Reception at 5:00p & Dinner at 5:30p)

All reservations are made through Primavera, NOT the restaurants. For reservations, call David at (520) 308-3104.

Unless otherwise noted, all dinners begin with a reception and check-in from 6-6:30pm with dinner seated at 6:30pm.

Become an Apprentice Chef

Have you ever wanted to cook in a professional kitchen alongside a world class chef for a room full of discerning diners and friends? Primavera Cooks! can make it happen as an apprentice chef. You choose from one of the select local Tucson restaurants, including Tavolino, Pastiche, Kingfisher, and others, to help plan the menu with the chef, participate in the preparation and creation of the dishes with professional cooks and then plate up the dinners for the servers to take to the dining room. Make your dream of cooking in a restaurant a reality and sign up as a Primavera Cooks! apprentice chef. The cost is $250, a portion of which is tax deductible. Apprentice chefs are responsible for bringing or recruiting at least five (5) diners to their dinners.

To learn more about becoming an apprentice chef, contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Attend a Dinner

Enjoy the fruits of the Restaurateurs’ and Apprentices’ labor at these gourmet wine dinners. Dinners are $125, a portion of which is tax deductible. All reservations are made with Primavera directly and not with the host restaurants. Payment must be made in advance of the dinner through Primavera.

These wine-paired, multi-course meals are a wonderful culinary experience. Apprentice Chefs design a new special Cooks! menu every year under the tutelage of the head chef. Check out these truly inspired meals from previous years:

To make a reservation, contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Book a Corporate Buyout Dinner

Garner great publicity and karma for your company or group while also rewarding clients, staff, VIP’s and vendors at an unforgettable night out. Senior management enjoys a unique teambuilding experience by cooking dinner for and pouring wines for your invited guests. This event will have your staff talking about what a great time they had for weeks afterwards. Cox Communications, Raytheon Women’s Network and Community Partners Inc. are all raising the bar on staff appreciation and team building with this one of a kind event. Let us customize a dinner that will help bring out the best in your company!

To book a buyout dinner, contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Be a Sponsor

Highlight your business or group by joining forces with Primavera and underwriting this summer long fundraising event. Sponsorships play a critical part in the success of the Primavera Cooks! dinners because underwriting dollars allow the money raised from each dinner to go directly toward Primavera’s programs and services for homeless and working poor members of our community, while providing important recognition for your businesses. Plus, there are lost of perks, depending on the level of underwriting there are opportunities free dinners and/or for you to be an apprentice chef.

To become a sponsor, contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or



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Tucson, AZ 85713
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