Top

MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay Chefs Honored at 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards

May 5, 2010 by  

Chefs Claude Le Tohic, executive chef for Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand, Rick Moonen, executive chef and restaurateur of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, and Tom Colicchio chef and restaurateur behind the Craft restaurants nationwide, have won coveted 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, one of the highest marks of distinction within the culinary community.

“Among our collection of restaurants, we are very fortunate to have amassed an array of extremely talented chefs,” said Jim Murren, President and CEO of MGM MIRAGE. “I am thrilled for Rick, Claude and Tom to have been nationally recognized for their abilities by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.”

Culinary history was made in Las Vegas when legendary chef Joel Robuchon opened his first fine dining restaurant in the United States at MGM Grand. Since the September 2005 opening, Chef Le Tohic has served as executive chef for the most award-winning restaurant in Las Vegas and prepares unparalleled cuisine in a stunning setting.

Chef Le Tohic, who took home the Best Chef Southwest Award, said, “I’m delighted to have received such an esteemed honor, but I couldn’t have done it without my incredible team at Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand.”

Rick Moonen’s hosting duties on the PBS television show Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska earned him a win in the Television Show, On Location category. In Chef Moonen’s episode of the Emmy Award-nominated series, he navigates the mighty Yukon River in search of the region’s legendary King Salmon which he calls, ‘The best fish I ever ate.’  With the Native Yupik as his guide, Moonen fishes the glacier-fed waters and discusses the importance of salmon to the Alaskan people and the environmental future of the pristine river.

Moonen said, “I’m so proud of the Chefs A’ Field episode which brought to light the sustainability issues I have spent my career fighting for. Winning the James Beard Award is the highest honor in the culinary world, and I could not be prouder of this achievement.”

This is the first win for both chefs and inducts them into the James Beard award-winning MGM MIRAGE family that includes Aureole, Chefs Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Todd English, Michael Mina, Masa Takayama and this year?s winner for Outstanding Chef, Tom Colicchio, for his Manhattan restaurant Craft.

© 2010, VegasNews.com. All rights reserved. All content copyrighted or used with permission. All rights reserved. This content may not be distributed, modified, reproduced in whole or in part without prior permission from VegasNews.com






...
Now you can Follow VegasNews.com on
Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and Twitter!

Shop Best of Vegas for all your Las Vegas Travel needs!
Las Vegas News Websites

Follow us on Social Media!

Friend us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterAdd us to Google+Follow us on PinterestJoin Bryan on LinkedInRSS FeedFollow us on Instagram
Advertise on VegasNews.com
Sidebar links, graphic ads, poster ads, sponsored articles, hot-linked terms! Click for Examples!

Nick Kallos' Casino Gaming School for casino dealers in Las Vegas. Learn to deal Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker.

Learn to be a Casino Dealer in Las Vegas!

Click here!










VegasNews.com covers celebrity sightings, upcoming shows and concerts, hotel & casino news, nightclubs,
travel information, sports, plus information about restaurants, conventions and tourist attractions. We have
some of the greatest celebrity photos you've ever seen so check us daily for the latest news about Las Vegas!

VegasNews.com

Copyright (c) 2004-2017 Bryan Eggers
Send news, editorial comments, suggestions and press releases to
Editor