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Start the holiday season off right with a mouth-watering experience at Estrella, a resort-inspired new-home community in Goodyear. This is a wonderful way to enjoy delicious creations by nine chefs from some of the Valley's top dining destinations.

Your culinary adventure begins at the Information Center where you'll receive your Culinary Tour Guide. At nine distinct builder model homes, enjoy amazing holiday delights while personally interacting with these talented chefs. Along the way, you'll also get a close-up look of the life that awaits you in Estrella.

Registration for the 3rd Annual Taste of Estrella is now full.
Please sign up on our VIP List and be one of the first to find out about next year's event.

In the meantime you can join us for other exciting events coming up including CantaMia's "In the Pink" party, tour the new model homes at Estrella by Maracay, Richmond American and William Ryan Homes or check out the new Safeway in Estrella's Mountain Ranch Marketplace. Click here for details.

Meet our chefs. Roll over the chef's name to meet them and find out what they'll be preparing.

Chef Brian "Tiger" Contreras
Protégé of Eddie Matney at Eddie's House

While in culinary school, Chef Tiger worked with Chef Jackson Lamb for the Taste of the NFL, Santa Barbara Catering Company, and for Chef Maryann Laser. For the last two years, Chef Tiger has worked as Chef Eddie Matney's Chef de Cuisine at Eddie's House.

Tiger's Taste of Estrella menu
Cranberry Braised Pork Pot Roast on Mashed Potatoes; Butternut Bisque; Toasted Pepitas

Chef Christopher Gross
Christopher's & Crush Lounge

James Beard Award recipient and named one of America's 10 Best New Chefs by Food and Wine magazine, Gross has had a celebrated career. His restaurant Christopher's and the new Crush Lounge was named one of America's Top Ten New Restaurants by Gayot.com.

Christopher's Taste of Estrella menu
Boeuf Bourguignon; Mom's Holiday Noodles; Christopher's House-made Baguette

Chef Comer Smith
Cielo Restaurant at the Hotel Theodore

From his travels through Europe to working alongside James Beard Award winners to preparing dinner for Julia Child, Chef Comer brings a flair to his latest project, Cielo.

Comer's Taste of Estrella menu
Holiday Spiced Cauliflower Bisque with Cranberry Syrup and Pumpkin Seed Brittle; Slow Roasted Porchetta with Caramelized Brussel Sprouts; Butternut Squash Panna Cotta; Sweet Potatoes.

Chef Daniel Santos
Nourish

As the Executive Chef for Nourish, Chef Daniel developed a new restaurant concept—comfort food with a healthy twist. Diners love the gluten-free menu that caters to dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and even carnivorous eaters.

Daniel's Taste of Estrella menu
Turkey Meatloaf with Apricot Chipotle Glaze;
Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad;
Red, White and Black Quinoa Salad

Chef Eddie Matney
Eddie's House

Named "Number One Chef in the Valley" five years in a row by Phoenix Magazine, Eddie owns and run's the popular Eddie's House in Phoenix and is a frequent co-host of "Your Life A to Z" on Arizona's Channel 3.

Eddie's Taste of Estrella menu
Roasted Turkey Breast with Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing and Chorizo Gravy; Garden Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Toasted Marshmallows; Pumpkin Cheesecake

Chef Rob Luna
Rhythm & Wine

After a stint working under Chef Tim Love, one of the pioneers of New Texas Cuisine, Chef Rob became Sous Chef at Millennium Scottsdale Resort. More recently, Chef Rob helped create the Rhythm & Wine bistro in Scottsdale.

Rob's Taste of Estrella menu
Holiday "Hard-Rockin" Shrimp in a Spicy, Buttery Beer Sauce; Toasted Artisanal Bread

Chef Robert Yedor
TV's Chef Dad®

The self-taught Robert Yedor began cooking as a rookie in a fire station, creating fast and flavorful meals. Now a proud husband and father, Chef Dad shares his passion and love of cooking regularly on FOX 10 and NBC Channel 12.

Robert's Taste of Estrella menu
Raspberry and Cream Cheese Brownies; Christmas Cannolis; Oreo Chocolate Mousse; Coconut and Pineapple Pudding; Tiramisu

Chef Terry Craig
Jalapeño Inferno

Terry Craig has been creating wonderful food all around the valley during his rewarding career developing countless concepts for restaurants chains and resort properties. In 1999, Terry and his wife created the wildly popular Mexican restaurant Jalapeño Inferno.

Terry's Taste of Estrella menu
Traditional Mexican Holiday Sweet Green Corn Tamales; Old Mexico Christmas Cinnamon Cider

Chef Vincent Guerithault
Vincent on Camelback

Combining classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients, Chef Vincent's long time restaurant Vincent on Camelback has gained acclaim from Zagat, Conde Naste Traveler and Gourmet Magazine.

Vincent's Taste of Estrella menu
Cranberry and White Chocolate Bread Pudding; Turkey, Cranberry and Chipotle Salad; Chilled Butternut Squash Soup; Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Find out about Estrella and see our wide selection of beautiful new homes.

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Grand Prize
One lucky guest will win the
Taste the Valley package.

$100 Gift Certificate
Cielo Restaurant

$100 Gift Certificate
Jalepeño Inferno

$100 Gift Certificate
Rhythm & Wine

$50 Gift Certificate
Nourish

Dinner for Two
Vincent on Camelback

Floral arrangements at each
chef's location created by
Safeway's floral department
at Mountain Ranch Marketplace.