Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford Avon, England. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with leading chefs Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France. Now internationally renowned, Ramsay holds nine Michelin stars and has successful restaurants across the globe, including four restaurants in Las Vegas: Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood, and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ.
Bobby Flay discovered his culinary identity at 17 working as a cook at Joe Allen’s. Allen was so impressed with Flay that he paid the young cook’s tuition to The French Culinary Institute. Chef Flay first discovered the sweet heat of Southwestern ingredients working with Jonathan Waxman at Buds and Jams. Jerome Kretchmer offered Bobby Flay an opportunity at Mesa Grill, which opened in 1991. Flay’s restaurants include Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Bobby Flay Steak and Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP).
Chef Nobu cultivated his unique style of fusion artistry with influences from his travels to Peru, Argentina, Alaska and California. In 1987, Chef Nobu opened his first U.S. restaurant, Matsuhisa, in Beverly Hills, which quickly became popular due to a dedication to the highest quality and finest ingredients from around the world. Chef Nobu partnered with Robert De Niro and Meir Teper to open Nobu Restaurant in Las Vegas, his largest location in the world.
Cultivating cuisine in her grandfather’s restaurant and starting her career at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis exemplifies her heritage in the kitchen. She has become an internationally beloved face, starring in “Everyday Italian,” “Giada’s Weekend Getaways,” “Giada At Home,” “Food Network Star” and serving as a correspondent on NBC’s Today. De Laurentiis’ restaurant overlooks the center of the strip at her first restaurant at The Cromwell.
Restaurateur, author and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” host Guy Fieri began his love affair with food at ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled cart he built with his father. He studied abroad in France, gaining an appreciation for international cuisine. In 1996, Fieri launched his culinary career with Johnny Garlics, based in Santa Rosa, CA. He has created a culinary empire as a TV host, chef of six acclaimed restaurants and author. Guy Fieri’s first Las Vegas restaurant will be at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. His second Las Vegas restaurant, El Burro Borracho, features signature Mexican dishes and is located at Rio Las Vegas.