Arizona Chef Charles Schwerd Sells Stake in Blu Agave Arizona Kitchen

Glendale, AZ  (  Valley Chef and Restaurateur Charles Schwerd announced today that he has sold his controlling interest in Peoria’s Blu Agave Arizona Kitchen, which he co-founded in 2010 with investors.

Schwerd, who owns Glendale steakhouse Arrowhead Grill, said the sale was finalized earlier this year. The Valley chef said he will turn his full attention to exploring new opportunities and running his flagship restaurant, Arrowhead Grill, which recently underwent an extensive expansion of its private dining room.

“I’m proud of the work we did with Blu Agave but now it’s time to move on to the next challenge,” Schwerd said. “I wish the owners all the best.”

Schwerd has spent the past two decades carving out a reputation as one of the Valley’s finest chefs. His food has graced such landmark restaurants as Mastro’s Steakhouse, Mastro’s Ocean Club and Drinkwater’s City Hall Steakhouse (where he was founding chef) and John Elway’s Steak House in Denver, Colo.

His current creation, Arrowhead Grill, recently unveiled a new private dining room, which boasts 720 square feet of space and seats groups up to 45 yet still feels intimate, Schwerd said.

Wine aficionados will appreciate the vino-themed décor and the expansive Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Estate Wine Cellar that greets them. Lovers of great steaks will crave the prime cuts available for private parties.

The private, formal service of Arrowhead Grill’s expert staff also awaits patrons and the restaurant offers private use of the adjoining patio, outfitted with a flat-screen television and fireplace. There is no room charge for parties that book for Sunday through Thursday gatherings.

Known as the west Valley’s best steakhouse, Arrowhead Grill is located at 8280 W. Union Hills Dr. (Loop 101 and Union Hills) in Glendale. To make a reservation or for more information, please call 623-566-2224 or visit

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About Arrowhead Grill
Established in 2008 by renowned Valley chef Charles Wade Schwerd, Arrowhead Grill epitomizes Schwerd’s two decades of steakhouse experience, offering Valley residents a diverse menu of top quality steak and seafood items. Featuring all natural meats and fresh, mercury-free seafood selected especially for Arrowhead Grill’s host of menu items, the Glendale-based restaurant offers something for everyone in a setting that’s unpretentious yet sophisticated. For more information, please visit

Al Stevens

Arrowhead Grill
8280 W. Union Hills Drive
Glendale, Arizona
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