Food is an essential part of the identity and culture of Southern Arizona. This panel will explore the intersection of food and culture in the region, in the context of Tucson’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
My name is Tisha Carey. I am originally from Trenton, New Jersey, but have lived in Tucson, Arizona for over 28 years. I am a mother of four and have two grandkids with another on the way. I am part of a big family and have always enjoyed cooking for friends and family. My passion for cooking and my kids is what inspired me to start Mama Carey’s Catering. They have always told me that my cooking is the BEST and now that they are grown, I am able to share my homemade specialties with the community. My mission is to fulfill the Tucson community’s appetite with my specialties. The food I prepare is one of a kind and I pride myself on the different flavor profiles created for a unique taste in Tucson.