Phoenix Food Day


​Food Day is celebrated to inspire people to change the way we look at food, personally and collectively.  Phoenix Food Day brings education and entertainment together to help the valley move towards a healthier future.

Eating healthy is good for you, the economy and the environment!

Cooking Demonstrations Featuring....

Chef Melanie Albert, Experience Nutrition

Founder and CEO Experience Nutrition, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker, has been a leader in wellness, integrative medicine, and nutrition for over 15 years. She is the author of cookbook “A New View of Healthy Eating” and offers cooking classes, events, and retreats.  Chef Albert will be making a wonderful Tomato Gazpacho at 10:15 a.m. 

"Cooking with Kate" & Chef Chris Lenza, MIM

Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego will be cooking with Executive Chef Chris Lenza at 11:15 a.m.   Chef Lenza's daily menus are inspired by Arizona farmers, ranchers, and artisans. Chef Lenza creates dishes utilizing the highest quality ingredients picked at peak season for the most nutritious and wholesome flavors combing them with Global influences and spices. He is inspired to cook food that is good for your health and fun for the whole family to enjoy at the most extraordinary museum, MIM.

Chef Krystal Harris

Chef Krystal will be making Fried Rice and Pumpkin at 12:30 p.m.  Chef Krystal  has loved and worked in the restaurant business for the past 17 years and now owns and operates a vegan catering company.  She is passionate life, fitness, health and wellness and shares her passion with those around her by the food she prepare or the classes she teaches. Born and raised in Phoenix AZ but has roots in Thai, Indian, and Chinese cuisine from her mother and american soul food from her father.  Preparing food  is one of the gifts God has placed in her heart and will continue on this path all the days of her life! 


Get Growing, Get Healthy, Get Real!

Phoenix Food Day logo

Food Day 2017

Saturday, October 21

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

15 and Jefferson Streets

Eastlake Park & Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Mark your calendars for the annual food festival!  Join in the fun and visit vendors, sample food, learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget, get gardening tips and plenty of fun for the kids with the Food & Fitness Challenge. Added to the Food Day fun is the annual G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) day, which brings additional resources and vendors to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

The free event will feature:  

Food and health exhibitors

Cooking Demonstrations

Fantastic Food Fitness Challenge

Food-themed games and activities

Fitness Activities

Gardening Demonstrations

Health Screenings
Live music

GAIN Resources

FitPHX Apple Crunch

Don't miss the record setting Apple Crunch in 2017 at Noon.  Councilwoman Kate Gallego and Councilman Daniel Valenzuela will lead everyone in a record setting crunch into their apple, provided by Greeen on Purpose, Inc. to symbolize solidarity in committing to a healthier, more sustainable food system for Phoenix.​


​Food Day Fun!

 Volunteers Needed!

​Still accepting volunteers for Phoenix Food Day!  Online registration is available at the Volunteer Phoenix webpage, click on Search for Opportunities and enter Food Day in the Search by Keyword title or description and learn about the volunteer opportunities available.


 2017 Event Sponsors


 2017 Event Partners

          Maricopa County Public Health logo      keep phoenix beautiful      PHX renews     St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance   Mollen FoundationVitalyst logo

            Q logo     Green on Purpose logo