Tucson Foodie Insiders

The ultimate club for foodies in Tucson.

  • Get invited to exclusive chef-led R&D dinners

  • Connect with other foodies at member mixers at rotating restaurants around Tucson

  • Enjoy unique curated experiences designed by our Director of Community

  • Get discounts to dozens of local dinners, contests and festivals

  • Grab $20 off a Tucson Foodie Passport

  • Take 30% off all Tucson Foodie merch

No commitment. Cancel or pause anytime in the member portal.


Exclusive chef-led R&D dinners

Inspired by Tasting Collective, we take over top local restaurants for an evening of experimental tasting menus with rich dialogue between chefs and diners through conversation, feedback cards and a fireside chat in a fun, collaborative format.Upcoming featured restaurants:
- Fresco w/ Chef Mat Cable
- Zio Peppe w/ Chef Devon Sanner
- Charro Steak w/ Chef Gary Hickey
- Ciao Down Pizza Studio w/ Chef Paul Reyes
- Chef Obie Hindman

Meet other foodies and join unique curated experiences**

We're a real community. Every month we get together at a different restaurant or venue around Tucson and connect over good food and drink.Our Community Team also creates unique, curated foodie experiences throughout the year for our members, from classes to tours to tastings. Just a buncha fun stuff we wanna do, too!

Get hooked up!

Local festival and event organizers want you at their events! Insiders experience a flood of discounts, early-access invites and special perks to a wide range of food and food-adjacent events around Tucson all year long, including great events like:- GUT dinners
- Agave Heritage Festival
- Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge
- The Pizza Throwdown
- Tucson International Mariachi Conference
- TCOG Tucson Cocktail Challenge
- Tucson Film Fest
- Tucson Craft Beer Crawl
and a LOT more
Plus, get $20 off a Tucson Foodie Passport and 30% of Tucson Foodie merch.

No commitment. Cancel or pause anytime in the member portal.

A few words from our members

"I love being a part of this community. I've made new friends, explored new restaurants and had some super memorable experiences. So glad this exists in Tucson!"

Colby Elliott, Member #1

"We love being members because it has helped us break out of our comfort zones in Tucson. We love trying new places and different food with friends."

Alicia Klein, Member #146


What do I get with my Insider membership?

Membership provides access to all of our events including monthly chef-led dinners, member mixers and community experiences. Members also get discounts, early-access and/or other perks to a wide range of other events and festivals throughout Tucson. Members also enjoy 30% off all Tucson Foodie merch.

How do I become a member and get access to your events?

Easy peasy! Scroll up (or down) and click one the big red Join buttons (or just click here). After you set up your payment information, you'll get a welcome email from our Director or Community with next steps, which include access to the Tucson Foodie member app and instructions for redeeming your Insider perks.

How can I stay updated on upcoming Insider perks?

All new perks are added to the Tucson Foodie Member app and sent to you via email and/or text, depending on your preferences.

How much does membership cost?

Membership is $20/month and can be paused or canceled at any time in the member portal.

Are there any other fees on top of the $20/month membership fee?

Member mixers are included in your membership and always include food and drink. Tickets to the members-only monthly chef-led dinners are always $65 (100% of which goes to the Chef) and can only be purchased by Insiders. Most of the unique curated experiences are covered by your membership fee, but some may come with an additional fee.

What can I expect from an R&D dinner experience?

These experiences are all about sparking engaging conversations between culinary artists and food enthusiasts. We transform some of Tucson's finest independent restaurants into captivating culinary theaters. Here, chefs curate imaginative tasting menus and step out from behind the scenes to personally present each course, exchange tales, and engage in Q&A via a fireside chat at the end of the dinner.

Can I bring a friend with me?

Members can buy a +1 ticket for a non-member to a chef-led dinner for the regular $65 price, plus a non-member fee of $20. Member mixers and unique experiences are members-only.

What type of cuisine can I expect at your events?

Every event and dinner is different. We will keep you informed as menus are finalized for each event.

Is there a dress code?

Come as you are, be appreciated as you are.

Can I make special requests for seating arrangements?

We will do our best to accommodate any seating preferences that you may have, though we’re unable to make any promises as seating arrangements will vary among venues and may require last-minute changes in preparation for the event.

Can I provide feedback on the events and the food?

Absolutely! As attendees savor each bite, they’ll have the chance to provide valuable feedback on comment cards, completing the circle of collaboration as we share these insights directly with the chefs post-event.

Is there a waiting list for sold-out events?

Indeed. If you go to reserve a seat for a scheduled R&D dinner and discover that it’s already sold out, you’ll be directed to a pop-up window where you can add your name to the waitlist.

What happens if an event is canceled or rescheduled?

If an event, for any reason, cannot take place as planned, it will be rescheduled. If you cannot attend the new event you will be refunded.

What is the cancellation policy for guest tickets if I can't attend with my guests?

Chefs are using your contributions to ensure they have the ingredients and staff needed to make the dinner amazing. Requests to cancel made three or more days before the event may be honored. However, cancellations within 72 hours before are not eligible for refund.

Become an Insider

Join the biggest community of food and beverage lovers in the Southwest.

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