Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Hansen (pictured) as the restaurant’s executive chef and Christian Pollock as the general manager. The all-new duo brings a lively, modern energy to the Masso team, and will work alongside celebrity chef Scott Conant in elevating the Italian restaurant’s high standards of hospitality and service.
“When I decided to open Masso, I knew exactly what I wanted to deliver: A convivial energy within a vibrant yet classic osteria setting that would bring people together to experience delicious food,” said Chef Scott Conant. “In order to deliver on that atmospheric style, and maintain the high quality of food and beverage, I had to recruit some of the best in the industry. I’m excited to welcome both Chef Hansen and Pollock to the team and know our guests will love being served by them.”
In addition to being one of the foremost female leaders in her industry, Chef Emily Hansen has over a decade of impressive culinary experience. The San Francisco Bay-area native joins Masso Osteria following six years operating her own business as a private chef. In 2016, Chef Hansen appeared as a finalist on Food Network’s Chopped, which features Chef Conant among its panel of judges. Prior to owning her own business, Chef Hansen worked under various highly esteemed chefs such as Chef Tyler Florence at El Paseo in Mill Valley, California and Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, as well as Chef Daniel Humm at New York’s acclaimed Eleven Madison Park and Executive Chef Mark Ladner at New York’s Del Posto, to name a few.
Hansen’s appointment to executive chef is the fulfillment of a career-long dream of hers to work with chef Scott Conant, as she oversees the kitchen and menu of the Summerlin-based restaurant. She plans to utilize her impressive culinary skill set and passion for the job to serve as an ambassador of the refined offerings and exceptional service Masso Osteria offers to its guests.
To pair with the new executive chef, Masso Osteria also welcomes General Manager Christian Pollock. Bringing a plethora of five-star management experience from the Las Vegas Strip, Pollock boasts an impressive resume ranging from managing at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at MGM Grand, to Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse and Julian Serrano’s Picasso at Bellagio Las Vegas. As GM of Masso, Pollock will lead the team and strive to offer the best service in the energetic environment that the restaurant has come to be known for.