CULINARY WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DJ – CHEF HUBERT KELLER – TO
PERFORM AT EPICUREAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION’S M.E.N.U.S. EVENT
Participating Restaurants Announced
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) announces its 2017 honoree, Chef Hubert Keller, will perform a DJ set during its upcoming Mentoring and Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students (M.E.N.U.S.) dine-around event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Pool on Friday, Oct. 13. The renowned chef acquired DJ skills from his friend, San Francisco-based DJ “Frenchy le Freak,” who received cooking lessons from Keller in return. His DJ set will take place during the main event, which takes place from 8 to 11 p.m.
In addition, ECF announces its roster of participating venues:
Bandito, Big Sur Oyster Bar, BLT Steak, Casa Fuente, Culinary Dropout, Delmonico Steakhouse, DW Bistro, Fiamma, Fleur by Hubert Keller, Foundation Room, FU Asian Kitchen, Giada Vegas, Goose Island Pub, Gordon Ramsay Burger, House of Blues Las Vegas, Hugo’s Cellar, Lagasse’s Stadium, LVB Burger, MB Steak, Nine Fine Irishmen, Oyster Bar, Pink Taco, Robert Irvine Public House, Sambalatte Torrefazione, Sake Rok Las Vegas, Shake Shack, The Dapper Doughnut, The Mansion, Top of the World and Zenshin Asian Restaurant.
At M.E.N.U.S., guests will encounter more than 50 of Las Vegas’ top restaurants, chefs, mixologists and beverage distributors, as well as enjoy a performance by headlining band Everclear. Consisting of a delectable dine-around, tempting silent auction and memorable after-party—this year’s M.E.N.U.S. will be complemented by Cuban flavors, cigars, dancing and beverages. Guests are encouraged to don their finest Havana-chic attire.
Proceeds from M.E.N.U.S. support ECF’s mission of providing full college scholarships and mentorship opportunities to gifted, but underprivileged, Clark County high school seniors who are passionate about pursuing a career in the food, beverage and hospitality industry. More than any other area charity focused on student academic and career development, ECF provides valuable personal connections and one-on-one support to its scholarship recipients. They receive not only up to $48,000 toward tuition, books and other fees, but also participation in the Future Leaders of Hospitality Program. In this program, each student is paired with a board member, who serves as a mentor and provides real-life guidance, support and assistance with job and internship placement upon graduation.
ABOUT HUBERT KELLER
Classically trained by France’s top chefs, Frenchman Hubert Keller is now one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs. His empire includes restaurants: Fleur by Hubert Keller (Las Vegas) and Burger Bar (Las Vegas, San Francisco).
Chef Keller has won numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California and has been elected to the Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Food and Wine magazine tapped him as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America, and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.
Chef Keller is also known for his performance as a judge on Top Chef as well as for his grace-under-pressure performance as a contestant in the first season of Top Chef Masters on Bravo. Chef Keller was as well a resident judge on Top Chef Just Desserts. Chef Keller’s own cooking show, Secrets of a Chef, airs on PBS. Chef Keller is also known for his generosity and support for a wide range of educational, charity and community events around the country.
Cookbooks include “Cuisine of Hubert Keller,” “Burger Bar” and “Souvenirs – Memoirs, Stories and Recipes from My Life.”
Sponsors for this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event include Presenting Sponsor Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas; Platinum Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Gold Sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Breakthru Beverage, E.&J. Gallo Winery, Fiji Water and Johnson Brothers of Nevada; Nevada Beverage; Silver Sponsors Emeril Lagasse Foundation, ILEA, and Sysco; Bronze Sponsors Apex Linen, Avero, BACKBAR, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, Cashman Photography, Cintas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Farmer Brothers, JS Products, MGM Resorts International, Modelo, Nicholas & Co. Pepsico, Silver Lining Amenities International, South Point Hotel, State Restaurant Equipment Co., Steelite International and Sunbay Supplies LLC.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Attendance at this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event starts at $500 for a single ticket, with multi-ticket sponsorship packages available. For sponsorship details or more information about M.E.N.U.S. 2017, click here or call (702) 932-5098.