Phoenix, also known as the Valley of the Sun exudes of a desert character that cannot be conjured, landscaped, or illuminated by light bulbs. John Ford understood that as did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. You will come to that understanding too after spending some time in Greater Phoenix. Listed as America’s fifth largest city, Phoenix has cowboys, red-rock buttes and the kind of cacti as portrayed in cartoon shows. It rests in the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Rich in history, Phoenix is a testament to the spirit of visionaries, miners, Puebloans and ranchers.
Phoenix has a thriving culinary scene, with many Michelin starred restaurants, No longer home to mainly Mexican food and BBQ, the diversity of ethnic cuisine can be found from all parts of the globe from Armenian to Indonesian food. From an exceptional dining scene in Scottsdale to an array of ethnic cuisines from nearby communities and by the border, Phoenix has put itself on the map in the past quarter century.
As the backdrop of the Southwest, Phoenix is the perfect destination for family vacations, weekend adventures, and romantic getaways. The city receives over 16 million leisure visitors annually! As such doors of opportunities in the hospitality and food industry are wide open. With over three dozen luxurious resorts scattered throughout the Valley on top of the city’s booming population of 1,615,017 people, Phoenix has undergone an explosive restaurant renaissance over the years.