Concierges Reveal Their Favorite Celebrity Chefs in Las Vegas

More than 40 celebrity chefs have restaurants on the Strip. We chatted with some of the top concierges in Las Vegas to find out about some of their favorite chefs and what they like about the restaurants.

Chef José Andrés, for bringing Spanish cuisine to a whole new level in Las Vegas, with his restaurants Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS, Jaleo at Cosmopolitan and é by José Andrés (inside Jaleo). —Alan De Leon, Tower Suite representative at Aria

It’s a tie between Michael Mina and Tom Colicchio. You know they’re good when they have multiple restaurants. —Norma Cabrera, Concierge at The Mirage

Chef Hubert Keller! I’m so lucky that I met him at his restaurant and became friends. He is an amazing, kind, generous, sincere and down-to-earth celebrity chef. —Jones Tantoco, concierge at the Delano

I love Giada at the Cromwell. As she says, 'It is a little bit of everything but not a lot of anything,' and the restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. I recommend ordering the eggplant tapenade, lemon spaghetti and the lemon ricotta cookies. Incredible flavors and the presentation is always top notch. A fabulous view of The Fountains of Bellagio along with outstanding service makes this a stand out in my opinion. —Kathleen Hopay,  concierge at Mandalay Bay

Giada at The Cromwell. The view the food as well as the staff all create a great dining experience. —Marcey Esses, Convention Specialist at Morris Visitor Publications

Charlie Palmer

Charlie Palmer. —Mark Miller, concierge at Mandalay Bay and the Delano

It is hard to pick only one celebrity chef since I enjoy various styles of cooking and each chef’s specific attributes. A few of my favorites include Joel Robuchon, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Jose Andres, Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller and Scott Conant.  —David McMahon, Waldorf-Astoria concierge

I can only pick one? I can’t! I really have to say Alain Ducasse at Rivea at the Delano and Hubert Keller at Fleur at Mandalay Bay. Not only are they phenomenal chefs and their restaurants set standards, they are both so supportive of concierge. —Cecilia Allred, the concierge supervisor and the Venetian and Palazzo

Susan Stapleton
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