Posts tagged as: Celebrity Chefs

Las Vegas is celebrity chef central

Las Vegas is celebrity chef central

Twenty years ago the Las Vegas dining scene was all about the cheap buffet and 24-hour coffee shops. Lucky for us, the city has since evolved into a major culinary destination boasting some of the top restaurants in the world. It all started when Wolfgang Puck brought his successful California restaurant Spago to Las Vegas [...]

Foodies flock to Vegas for Uncork’d

Foodies flock to Vegas for Uncork’d

Foodies are getting ready to flock to Las Vegas for one of the city’s biggest culinary festivals. Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit brings celebrity chefs, sommeliers and mixologists together for one-of-a-kind events May 8 – 11. Guests can interact with culinary stars from Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and The Venetian. This year’s program [...]

Acclaimed chefs collaborate to benefit Vegas restaurant critic

Acclaimed chefs collaborate to benefit Vegas restaurant critic

Some of Las Vegas’ most well-known chefs will be on hand for the first “Chefs to the Max” dinner at Chef Rick Moonen’s Rx Boiler Room restaurant at Mandalay Bay Jan. 19. The dinner will be the first of a series to benefit critically injured Las Vegas-based food journalist Max Jacobson. Two days before Christmas 2013, [...]

Food fans prepare for Vegas Uncork’d

Food fans prepare for Vegas Uncork’d

Foodies will be out in full force for the seventh annual Vegas Uncork’d by “Bon Appétit” May 9 – 12. Uncork’d features 29 special events including intimate dinners and interactive experiences hosted by acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and mixologists held at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. Not only do food fans get to [...]

Caesars Palace’s Food University is fantasy camp for foodies

Caesars Palace’s Food University is fantasy camp for foodies

Maybe you dream of becoming the next Julia Child or being a contestant on a reality TV cooking show. Or maybe you just really love food. Whatever the case may be, Food University at Caesars Palace can help turn your food fantasies into reality. The three-day program, which runs March 27 – 29, is a [...]

Celebrity chefs take over Vegas for Food & Wine All-Star Weekend

Celebrity chefs take over Vegas for Food & Wine All-Star Weekend

Las Vegas is home to some of the best restaurants in the world by some of the most celebrated chefs in the world, so it’s no surprise “Food & Wine” magazine is hosting its third annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend here. The event, which takes place Oct. 5 – 7 at Aria Resort & [...]

Feast on food and wine this month at The Venetian and The Palazzo

Feast on food and wine this month at The Venetian and The Palazzo

Foodies have reason to rejoice this month as The Venetian and The Palazzo celebrate “Cibo Vino” throughout August. “Cibo” is the Italian word for food — and amazing food and wine are at the center of dozens of events at the resorts, which include chef demonstrations, tastings and unique dinner opportunities. The events are part of the [...]

Vegas Chef profile: Kamel Guechida

Vegas Chef profile: Kamel Guechida

Kamel Guechida talks about sweets not being too sweet, using quality ingredients and working for Joël Robuchon If you met the friendly, humble Kamel Guechida out of his highly starched white chef’s coat, you’d probably never know that he is the executive pastry chef for the opulent Joël Robuchon restaurant at MGM Grand, the only three Michelin [...]

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Recently, I chatted with Chef Michael Mina about everything from quality controlling his 18 restaurants in eight states to the surprising tunes on his iPod. Mina has established himself as a culinary powerhouse here in Las Vegas, with five restaurants in four properties: Stripsteak at MGM Grand, Michael Mina at Bellagio, Seablue and Nobhill Tavern [...]

Fleur-ishing: The evolution of Hubert Keller’s Mandalay restaurant

Fleur-ishing: The evolution of Hubert Keller’s Mandalay restaurant

When Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller decided to close Fleur de Lys last May, cries rang out from the food-loving community. But with the closing of Fleur de Lys, a fine dining, finely-priced restaurant in Mandalay Bay, came its hipper, cooler younger sister, Fleur. Keller says his decision to close Fleur de Lys was what the guests wanted. He explained that [...]

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