Awarding Arizona's Excellence

The Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition celebrates independent restaurants, represents Phoenix food culture, and is proud of Arizona's unique heritage and gastronomic style. Through our annual Devour Culinary Classic, we seek to honor chefs and restaurants who rise to the top, excelling in all aspects of culinary, hospitality, and community.

The Devour Excellence Awards showcases Arizona’s culinary talent and brings deserved attention to our state's culinary leaders. A diverse panel of judges representing prestigious organizations and publications from across the country are strategically invited, greeting chefs and tasting to determine award winners. Saturday and Sunday restaurant participants are selected to receive Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Taste, and Excellence in Presentation, with Excellence in Distinction being given to one candidate overall.