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Join Us for Our 2012 Local Foods Iron Chef!

Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m. in the St. Mark's Church Courtyard (3809 E. 3rd St.)

Watershed Management Group presents our Second Annual Local Foods Iron Chef — one of the most unique fundraising events in Tucson. Join us for an evening celebrating local foods and our communitys culinary creativity. Click here to RSVP today!

Six chef teams will prepare gourmet dishes featuring local ingredients from partnering local farms and markets — including a special secret ingredient that we’ve just revealed to teams the week before the event.  The lucky tasters (you!) will sample each dish and vote on your favorite to crown the winner of 2012 Local Foods Iron Chef.

Each chef team will be tasked with a specific variety of cooking (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat-featuring) and we've encouraged them to make their delectables desirable to different palates so there will be something for everyone!

Soak up a Tucson sunset while you listen to local band Hey Buckos and sample a selection of locally crafted beer, Arizona wine, and other drinks.  In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, the food and live entertainment for this event will take on a Mexican flair. 

Ticket cost is a $45 donation to Watershed Management Group ($30 is tax-deductible), with proceeds from this festive evening going to support our critical, community-based conservation programs.  Last year’s Local Foods Iron Chef was a sold-out event with rave reviews — reserve your tickets now!  Click here to RSVP by making your donation today — no tickets will be sold at the event.

In the spirit of sourcing local (and reducing our collective carbon footprint), we encourage alternative transportation the night of the event. We're providing plenty of secure bike parking for the occasion, and anyone who bikes or carpools (with someone who doesn't live at your house) will get free entry into our raffle featuring sweet prizes from local businesses!

We can hardly wait to see you there, taste what our talented teams of Tucson foodies serve up, and let you declare the winners!

2012 Iron Chef Underwriter

Desert Diamond Casino

Event Sponsors


Food Conspiracy Co-op

Borderlands Brewing Company

AM Video Design

Ordinary Bike Shop

Renee's Organic Oven



Lil' John's Excavating, LLC

Cartel Coffee Lab

Oasis Water Harvesting
Sabino Cycles
Time Market
Yoga Oasis
Native Seeds/SEARCH

Farm Partners
Avalon Gardens
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
River Road Gardens
Sleeping Frog Farms

Tucson Community Supported Agriculture

Business Partners
Aqua Vita
Antigone Books
Borderlands Trading Company
Chocolate Iguana

Coffee Times
Epic Cafe

Grandma Santi's Biscottini
Lotus Massage & Wellness Center
Pasco Kitchen & Lounge

Sparkroot/Xoom Juice
Tasteful Kitchen
Whole Foods Market