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Cooks! Dinners


The Primavera Cooks! Summer Dinner series is quite possibly the most fun you will ever have at a charity fundraising dinner. Each year we fill select local Tucson restaurants like Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, Feast and Pastiche 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.


2014 Cooks! Schedule
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails  Sunday, June 1
Lodge on the Desert Wednesday, June 11
Feast Wednesday, June 18
Acacia Wednesday, August 6
Tavolino Sunday, August 17
Pastiche Wednesday, August 20
Kingfisher Sunday, September 7


This year, in addition to the regular Cooks! dinners, we are excited to host three additional corporate buyout dinners. Community Partners, Inc. will have their first ever dinner at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails in June. Cox Communications, our Title Event Sponsor, will have their fifth dinner at the Arizona Inn in September. And Raytheon Women’s Network will host their fourth dinner in November in celebration of Veterans Day. We want to thank each of these companies for their support. Learn more about how you can host a corporate buyout dinner.


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, Lodge on the Desert, Acacia and others, 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 may be tax deductible. Apprentice Chefs are responsible for bringing or recruiting at least five diners to their dinners.

Download the Apprentice Chef Application.

For more information about becoming an Apprentice Chef contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Attend a Primavera Cooks! Dinner

Enjoy the fruits of the Restaurateurs’ and Apprentices’ labor at these gourmet wine dinners. Dinners are $125, $50 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 last year:

For all reservations contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Sponsor Primavera Cooks!

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 sponsor an event contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator, David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


Buyout a Primavera Cooks! 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!

For buyout information contact Primavera Cooks! Coordinator David Elliott at (520) 308-3104 or


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151 W. 40th Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 308-3104
Fax: (520) 617-0179

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