Tim Charlebois, Pfizer
Jamey Young, Vanderbilt University
Gargi Maheshwari, Merck
Tucson, Arizona: Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, the Tucson area has been inhabited for more than 4,000 years. Although the city of Tucson wasn’t officially founded until 1775, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe have occupied the region for centuries. The metro area is at an elevation of 2,643 feet, surrounded by five mountain ranges. Tucson, which boasts of 350 days of sunshine each year, was chosen as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States.
Tucson boasts two James Beard award-winning restaurants, multiple taco trucks, a wide variety of international restaurants, and incredible Mexican food. It was selected for the UNESCO designation because of the region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness. Tucson dining is a unique experience, one that reflects the culture of the Sonoran Desert.
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort Tucson, Arizona, USA
Tucson , United States