Primavera Cooks!

2024 Primavera Cooks! Schedule & Tickets

Diner & Apprentice Tickets

Feast  

Wed., June 12

Sun., June 23

Wed., July 10

Tues., Aug. 6

Wed., Aug. 14

Wed., Aug. 28

New for 2024!

We are debuting a new experience to attend a private dinner with Chef Janos Wilder at Studio Janos! Janos Wilder is a renowned chef, president of the Tucson City of Gastronomy Board of Directors, and winner of the 2000 James Beard Foundation Award. He has helped elevate Tucson’s culinary scene and created a half dozen award-winning restaurants!

Private Dinner at Studio Janos Friday, May 31
Private Dinner at Studio JanosSaturday, June 1

Apprentice opportunities for this exclusive Studio Janos dinner will be auctioned off starting on APRIL 19 at 8:00 a.m. MST, so keep an eye out for ticket sale updates on our website and on our social media. 

We will be accommodating three (3) apprentices, so the top three (3) bids at the below links will be selected as apprentices. 

Apprenticeship Auction #1 FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Apprenticeship Auction #2 FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Apprenticeship Auction #3 FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Another new experience for this year’s series is our Cooks! Cocktails Tier. Come join us at our first ever Cooks! Cocktails events at Ermanos Bar/Portal Cocktails and Century Room!

Ermanos Bar/Portal CocktailsThursday, June 6
Century RoomThursday, July 25

Thank you to our sponsors!

Jeffrey & Sue Warren

Bronze Sponsor

Lia Keller

Bronze Sponsor

Southwest Gas

Bronze Sponsor

Long Realty

Bronze Sponsor

State Farm

Friend of Cooks! 

Unless otherwise noted, all dinners begin with a reception and check-in at 6:00 p.m. with dinner seated at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are made online through the above pages or you may call Chief Human Resources and Human Capital Officer & Chief Communications Officer, Margarita Bauzá, at (520) 540-7049 or Marketing and Communications Specialist, Geraldine Espinosa, at (520) 882-5383 ext. 129 for help or information. 

Support Our Campaign to Increase Women and Family Housing

Cooks! proceeds will fund emergency and transitional housing for women and families. Unsheltered women in Pima County are greatly underserved with limited emergency shelter options in Tucson and in Pima County. Last year, 483 women were in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or safe haven, and more than 67% of those women were unsheltered, according to the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness. Primavera Foundation is working hard to change options for housing for women and families. Your support will help make that a reality!

Become an Apprentice Chef

Work alongside some of Tucson’s finest chefs to create wine-paired dinners in professional restaurant kitchens. Apprentice chefs meet in advance with the restaurant chef to create, plan, and prep the menu for their dinner. On the day of the dinner, they work with the restaurant staff to prepare, plate, and send out all courses to a dining room full of friends and guests. This is a very hands-on, real-world restaurant experience. Apprentice chefs also receive a chef’s coat embroidered with both the Primavera Cooks! and host restaurant’s logos. Apprentice positions go quickly and are available through Primavera only. Each apprentice chef must pay $250 and is responsible for inviting five guests to the dinner to share in this culinary adventure.

For more information regarding participating as an apprentice chef, please contact Marketing and Communications Specialist, Geraldine Espinosa, at (520) 882-5383 ext. 129.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships play an important part of Primavera Cooks! Your underwriting dollars fund Primavera’s programs and services.

All sponsors will receive recognition and be named in all Cooks! marketing materials to include our website, menus and social media.

To become a sponsor, review our sponsorship levels below and contact Development Director, Clara Lee Arnold, at (520) 882-5383 ext. 155.

Sponsorship Levels

Any individual or group who donates $20,000+ will receive 10 complimentary tickets to the Cooks! event of their choosing and will receive top billing in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Any individual or group who donates $15,000-$20,000 will receive 8 complimentary tickets to the Cooks! event of their choosing and will be listed just below the Presenting Sponsor in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Any individual or group who donates $10,000-$15,000 will receive 6 complimentary tickets to the Cooks! event of their choosing and will be listed just below the Platinum Sponsors in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Any individual or group who donates $5,000-$10,000 will receive 4 complimentary tickets to the Cooks! event of their choosing and will be listed just below the Gold Sponsors in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Any individual or group who donates $2,000-$5,000 will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Cooks! event of their choosing and will be listed just below the Silver Sponsors in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Any individual or group who donates $500-$2,000 will be listed just below the Bronze Sponsors in all Cooks! marketing materials to include website, menus and social media. 

Restaurants

Enjoy an amazing, multi-course, wine-paired, gourmet dinner in Tucson’s finest restaurants. All reservations are made with Primavera directly and not with the host restaurants.

The dinners are $150 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. In addition, $75 of this donation is tax-deductible. Payment is made in advance of the dinner to the “Primavera Foundation.”

For more information regarding participating restaurants and the dining experience, please contact Marketing and Communications Specialist, Geraldine Espinosa, at (520) 882-5383 ext. 129.

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