Arizona’s Restaurant Industry Awards

The 2023 Foodist Awards are THE night to come together as we recognize the state’s extremely talented individuals and toast to an incredible year of dining and food service innovation.

Join us on Monday, April 24th at The Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix as we honor and recognize the exceptional ability and talent of the state’s restaurant community through acclaimed awards including Emerging Restaurant of the Year, Top Chef, Standout Signature Dish, Exceptional Culinary Experience and more.


Hosted by the Arizona Restaurant Association, the Foodist Awards are the perfect night to honor a fantastic year of innovation in the Arizona food and beverage landscape. An evening affair with a heavy hors d’oeuvres, food activation stations and libations, Foodist Awards is your opportunity to mix and mingle among over 450 of the State’s most passionate restaurateurs and industry professionals.

2023 Foodist Award Details



The Van Buren
401 W Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Cocktail Hour & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Tasting Stations

Award Ceremony

Live Music & After Party to Celebrate Our Winners

Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us in celebrating and recognizing the rock stars who put their whole hearts into creating incredible dining experiences every day across the state of Arizona. They have worked so hard over the past few years to reclaim stability, to grow and support their teams, and to continue to provide diners with so many ways to enjoy our local restaurants.

Be part of this prestigious evening and help us celebrate the most amazing tastes, faces and places in Arizona food and beverage.

We are VERY close to being sold out!

Please email Jamie Stone at to purchase tickets! 

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

The Foodist Awards are a legend in their own right and offer an unparalleled evening of food, drink and entertainment.

Sponsors may take advantage of the show’s extensive marketing and social media platforms, working closely with the association to create unique and individualized activations for maximum exposure to attendees. All companies and brands receive personalized attention to ensure that proposals, event activations and marketing opportunities are customized to fit the needs and goals of each sponsor.

Please email Jamie Stone at to inquire about sponsorship oppourtunties!