Phoenix Resort Launches Urban Garden Culinary Experience for Families

Private, Interactive Garden-to-Table Lunches and Dinners Bring Families Together

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September 30, 2013

PHOENIX - Food has always had a powerful way of bringing families together, and now families visiting Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix can enjoy a truly memorable private dining experience with the resort’s executive chef at his urban garden.

The urban garden at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort has been a labor of love for the resort’s Executive Chef Kenneth Arneson for more than two years. Today, the garden is ripe with a diverse array of vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, mung beans and Swiss chard and a robust mix of herbs from dill to lavender. With a personal passion for organic gardening, nutrition and cooking with simple, fresh ingredients, Chef Arneson is now offering families the opportunity to spend an afternoon or evening with him alongside his urban garden for an interactive garden-to-table dining experience.

Menus feature three to four courses and are created entirely from scratch for each family based on what ingredients in the garden are prime for picking. Hosted on the patio next to the urban garden, Chef Arneson will entertain and educate the oldest and youngest of guests with interesting facts and tidbits about everything from gardening to the power of fresh vegetables and herbs.

“Each lunch or dinner I host is entirely unique to each family, from what’s in season in the garden to our conversations about food,” said Chef Arneson. “These dinners will not only create lasting memories, but start the conversation across generations about the power of eating fresh and healthy foods.”

Drawing hundreds of families each year, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is recognized as one of the top family-friendly resorts in Phoenix. Inside the resort, the four-acre River Ranch water complex offers all-day fun for all ages with two pools, a lazy river, water slide, 18-holes of mini golf and more. With 563 all-suite accommodations, families can enjoy extra space and privacy in every guest suite. The resort also offers nearly 80 private two-level casitas, providing additional space and kitchen amenities including a refrigerator and microwave for added convenience.

Private garden dining experiences with Chef Arneson are available starting at $300, with customized pricing based on each family’s needs. Reservations are required and are based on availability. For more information on reserving a private garden lunch or dinner, call +1 602 678 5902.

About Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is a Spanish-Mediterranean-designed, all-suite, resort located at the base of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Because Phoenix has the advantage of over 300 days of sunshine per year, guests are able to enjoy the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peaks Resort's acres of refreshing pools, known as the River Ranch, year round.  The resort is rich with Phoenix history and known for its dramatic desert setting, dedicated staff and community involvement. With a family friendly atmosphere, acres of swimming pools, extensive conference space and a variety of restaurants, Pointe Hilton Resorts offer the perfect location for business or rest and relaxation. For additional information on Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, please visit or call + 1 800 947 9784.


Tessa Bajema
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
+1 602 870 2720

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