For the fourth consecutive year, Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas member chefs treated attendees of the 9th Annual Governor’s Black-Tie Invitational with an array of exceptional cuisine on March 26 and 27.
The Foundation, which is comprised of a number of food and beverage executives from major Strip resorts, donated the services of several of its member chefs to provide the food for the opening gala and reception. The Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s seasoned member chefs came from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, Bellagio Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Mirage Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Hilton, FIRST Food + Bar and the Riviera Hotel & Casino.
“We are very proud to be a part of this extraordinary event for the ninth consecutive year,” said Epicurean Charitable Foundation President David McIntyre. “It is important for the Foundation to continue supporting the community, now more than ever, through various programs and events, such as the Governor’s Black-Tie Invitational.”
Held March 26 – 28 at Southern Highlands Golf Club, the Governor’s Black-Tie Invitational is an annual three-day event, sponsored by the Southern Highlands Golf Club Charitable Foundation. The event benefits a variety of charities throughout Southern Nevada and this year, was attended by an estimated 480 guests Southern Nevadans.
The invitational kicked off with the Governor’s Black-Tie Gala where guests were treated to live entertainment, auctions and the presentation of the Governor’s Philanthropist of the Year award. Following the gala was an exciting two-day golf tournament where teams competed against one another. More than $800,000 was raised through the weekend activities to benefit local Southern Nevada charities.