Tamara Stanger - Cotton & Copper
Opened in 2018, Cotton & Copper is the creative collaboration of chef Tamara Stanger and Sean Traynor, who wanted to create a welcoming dining experience inspired by eras in Arizona history. Using food built with ingredients farmed in Arizona soil and hand-picked in the Arizona desert, Cotton & Copper is a small space with big ambition and honest provisions.
Why this dinner is important:
"We are a small business in Arizona. We shut down as soon as COVID-19 became a threat. When we say our employees are our biggest asset, we say that because we wouldn't exist without their dedication. We've come to a moment in time when their well-being is our biggest concern, so we closed to rethink strategy. We love Tempe. We love the community here. We want to reopen, thoughtfully, and feed everyone again.
Once we gather again, it will be a new world. Reopening will be hard. A pandemic isn't covered by insurance and it will take a massive cost to reopen, but initiatives like this will help raise funds needed to get back on track. It's unsettling to think that many businesses won't have the resources to reopen. The Phoenix food culture is necessary for the life of our state and we want to help rebuild it. Let's start over with a family meal and get back to the roots of what makes a community a community. Can't wait to see the faces of our friends and feed everyone once more."
- Tamara Stanger
Please support Cotton & Copper by reserving seats to this dinner.