Inspired by music, Leland Cline moved to Phoenix with dreams of starting a band. When he realized that wasn’t in the cards, he went back to his roots in the restaurant industry and opened the Ranch House Grille, one of the Valley’s hidden gems on Thomas Road and 56th St. Leland sat down to s…

Eight years ago, Eva Hofstedt decided to open her own business and become part of Arcadia’s well-known restaurant industry. Through trials and tribulations, The Stand has become a staple in the neighborhood and shows no signs of slowing down. Arcadia News caught up with Eva to see where this…

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Tee Pee Mexican Food has been an Arcadia staple since 1958. It’s a family-owned restaurant that owner Kathy Killeen holds near and dear to her heart. She learned how to cook in the restaurant’s kitchen with her parents Tony and Anna, who passed it along to her in the 70s. Arcadia News caught…

After working in the food industry since the age of 13, Chef Wade Simpson decided to take his culinary skills on the road and opened a food truck and catering business, which many may know as Chef Wade’s Mac-n-Cheese. From food truck nights at the Shemer to packing to-go meals for the commun…

It seems like Justin Beckett was born to be in a kitchen. From cooking with his family, to working in kitchens from an early age and helping to open various restaurants around the Valley, it was only a matter of time before Beckett opened his own eatery. His dream came true in 2010, and Beck…

Sacha Levine has been part of the culinary world for more than a decade, working under various well-known chefs in the Valley before settling in at the newest Barter and Shake concept, Century Grand. Arcadia News checked in to see how this chef is growing in her latest position.

He’s been honing his craft in the United States for over 40 years, and his restaurant has been a culinary staple on Camelback Road for over 30 years. He has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and has received a plethora of awards for his accomplishments. Arcadia News checked in wi…

Chef Nick LaRosa’s Nook Kitchen recently moved from the Gaslight Square to a newly renovated building on Indian School near 40th Street. Arcadia News caught up with the New England-born restauranteur to see what’s cooking in the new year. 

With little-to-no experience in the restaurant business, Beth Goldwater started her career in the industry by working at a small café in Chicago. Now, more than a decade later, Goldwater will be expanding her career as a restaurant owner with a second eatery on Camelback Road. 

Renowned Valley Chef Christopher Gross has a 30-year history of award-winning restaurants in the Arcadia area. His personal commendations and awards started early in his career in 1989, after he made Food & Wine magazine’s list of America’s 10 Best New Chefs. He was one of the early reci…

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Arcadia born-and-bred, Chef Chris Collins’ passion for cooking has been evident since he was a young child. Arcadia News caught up with Collins to discuss his life’s work and what makes him a successful restaurateur.  

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Home to some of Phoenix’s finest resorts and dining establishments, Arcadia is a food lover’s paradise. To keep our readers abreast of the latest in culinary happenings, the Arcadia News will feature discussions with the area’s many well-known chefs.