4: Cathy Hayes

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From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.

Today: The Valley's own designing woman.

Tastemaker 4: Cathy Hayes

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- Modern Steak: Behind the Scenes with Designer Catherine M. Hayes
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As a child she rode her bike around Chicago, eating up the city's architecture and its wildly creative culinary environment. Tasting and touching other parts of America, Europe and Asia as a young adult, Cathy Hayes now hopes to inspire and entertain us with her architecture & interior design throughout the Valley of the Sun. Whether it's designing a family's home, a neighborhood restaurant, a corporate office or throughout many resort and hotel properties, Cathy leads her team at Hayes Architecture/Interiors to make metro Phoenix better looking.

I arrived in Phoenix with... curiosity and the commitment to make a positive difference through my love of design. That's all I had twenty-eight years ago when I arrived.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... that's hard, there are so many. Local folks would be Ken Kendrick, Eric Brown, Nate Nathan, Steve Vollmer, Mindy Korth and Ed Bull. I know that's six but... If I could fly folks to Phoenix it might be Jon Stewart, Bill Bryson, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Maureen Dowd. All of these people make a difference and have my most required characteristic for a dining companion: a sense of humor.

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... La Grande Orange so they know how we casually gather in community.

One menu item this city could do without is... chicken wings

My last meal in Phoenix would be... in a restaurant whose owners are committed to preparing super-interesting, health-focused, beautiful food in an environment my team and I design that perfectly complements the culinary focus and that inspires the staff to make the guest experience the best dining experience of their lives...every time they visit!

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid
54: Dave Andrea
53: Vincent Guerithault
52: Danielle Leoni
51: Stan Zawatski
50: Maya Dailey
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48: Lisa Reinhardt
47: Isam Saed
46: Greg Peterson
45: Marco Bianco
44: Mark Fratu
43: Wendell Crow
42. Barb Harris
41: Michael Perry
40: Jeff Kraus
39: Ryan Avery
38: Charleen Badman
37: Damon Brasch
36: Dwayne Allen
35: Jason Asher
34: Pamela Hamilton
33: Victoria Chavez
32: Giovanni Scorzo
31: Tim Wilson
30: Travis Nass
29: Jason Alford
28: Clint Spotleson
27: Daniel Wayne
26: Korina Adkins
25: Carla Wade Logan
24: Jeff Zimmerman
23: Gabriele Bertaccini
22: Claudio Urciuoli
21: Peter DeRuvo
20: Natalie Morris
19: Eliot Wexler
18: Sam Fox
17: Bryan Dooley
16: Bernie Kantak
15: Jim Cerreta Sr.
14: Josh Hebert
13: Michael Brown
12: Dave Johnson
11: Chrysa Robertson
10: Joe Johnston
9: Eytan Zias
8: Bob McClendon
7: Snir and Kierstin Mor
6: Francesca Bianco
5: Stephen Jones

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La Grande Orange Grocery

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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She's just a designer, who cares if she's decorated the interior of restaurants, she has nothing to do with food and no business on this list.  Horrible.

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