Festival’s eclectic food offerings feature Las Vegas’ most prominent chefs, mixologists, and culinary visionaries


 Life is Beautiful , Las Vegas’ premier three-day music, art, food and comedy festival has announced its full culinary lineup featuring chefs, mixologists, and culinary experts from across the city. Celebrating the diversity of Las Vegas’ unparalleled food and beverage scene, Life is Beautiful will continue its tradition of paying homage to the local community through interactive culinary experiences and delectable festival bites.


“We are really excited to showcase and celebrate the Las Vegas culinary community for another year,” said Sharee Macy, Director of Food & Beverage. “We are beyond appreciative of the incredible chefs, mixologists and culinary professionals in our community who help us bring a uniquely Beautiful experience to our attendees.”


Life is Beautiful’s Culinary program will feature more than 70 chefs, bartenders, restaurants, food trucks, and mixologists including: José Andrés eateries Bazaar Meat, China Poblano, and Jaleo; English Hospitality Group’s The Pepper Club, Olives, and The Beast; as well as special activations from AMARI, La Strega, Harlo Steakhouse & Bar, Momofuku, and more. The vast selection encompasses a variety of cuisines and offerings to suit any diet, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Additional culinary experiences will be available to general admission guests, while some are exclusively available to VIP, VIP+, and All-In ticket holders.


General Admission Culinary Experiences include:


Cocktail School

Cocktail School returns to Life is Beautiful with a series of interactive seminars and cocktail tastings curated by Bryant Jane of Starboard Tack and hosted by Gene Samuel of Peppermint Hippo along with Joy Figueroa of Herbs & Rye. Taking place three times a day throughout the festival weekend, the complimentary sessions will be guided by some of Las Vegas’ most esteemed mixologists. Each seminar will focus on a different topic, cocktail trend, or spirit, and guests will receive samples of the drinks that are crafted throughout the session. Attendance for each session is first-come, first-seated.


The Cookout

Curated by Chef Justin Hall of Whiskey in the Wilderness, The Cookout will provide a demonstration of live fire cooking in an intimate and highly visual setting. Foodies will get the chance to try bites by chefs from around the Las Vegas valley including the teams from José Andrés eateries Bazaar Meat, China Poblano, and Jaleo, along with the talented crew from Whiskey in the Wilderness. Service is limited and is only available until sellout each day.


The Pizzeria

Debuting for the first time at the festival, The Pizzeria will offer a special selection of pies curated by Vegas Pizza Fest and Good Pie Owner Chef Vincent Rotolo. Pizza-lovers can explore a rotating menu crafted by the finest pizza innovators shaping the industry in our city including Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen, Metro Pizza, Old School Pizzeria, Pizza Forte, Pizza Rock, and more. Service is limited and is only available until sellout each day.


Omakase Cantina

Curated by’s Jolene Mannina, Omakase Cantina is an exclusive and intimate dining  experience that will showcase each chef’s unique style and talent through an omakase-style dinner. Featured chefs include Nicole Brisson of AMARI, Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo Steakhouse & Bar, and Alan Mardonovich of Momofuku Las Vegas. Reservations at the Omakase Cantina can be purchased as an add-on experience by visiting this link. Don’t sleep on this, Vegas – there are only 20 seats per 45-minute session each day!


Exclusive Culinary Experiences include:


VIP+ Happy Hour 

Featuring high profile chefs in a quick-service setting, daily happy hours will take place on the exclusive VIP+ viewing deck overlooking the Downtown Stage, where fans can enjoy elevated grab-and-go dishes from Kusa Nori, Echo & Rig, and Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas.


Artist Hospitality Lounge

All-In guests and festival artists will be treated to a daily culinary pop-up hosted by the global restaurant and nightlife experts at English Hospitality Group. Promising a menu of small bites along witand surprise experiences, their talented team will showcase dishes from a variety of their Las Vegas-based restaurants including The Pepper Club, Olives, and The Beast.


The Full 2022 Life is Beautiful culinary lineup includes:


The Cookout

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

China Poblano by José Andrés

Jaleo by José Andrés

Whiskey in the Wilderness


VIP+ Happy Hour

Kusa Nori

Echo & Rig

Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas

Cocktail School

Jaymee Mandeville of BACARDÍ®

Adam Rains of The Golden Tiki

Chase Gordon of The Sand Dollar Lounge

Chris Militello of Monzu Italian Oven + Bar

Javier Ramiez of Mabel’s BBQ

Juyoung Kang of Here Kitty Kitty

Lizter Van Orman of Milos

Mauro Villalobos of Superfrico

Tim Rita of T-Mobile Arena

Omakase Cantina


La Strega

Harlo Steakhouse & Bar


Momofuku Las VegasI


Artist Hospitality Pop Up

The Pepper Club


The Beast

The Pizzeria

Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen

Esther’s Kitchen

Good Pie

Metro Pizza

Old School Pizzeria

Pizza Forte

Pizza Rock

Rebellion Pizza

Yukon Pizza

General Restaurant Program

Night + Market

Shake Shack

Café Lola

Afters Ice Cream

Cousins Maine Lobster

Down 2 Earth

The Black Pearl

Secret Creamery

Custom Pizza Truck

…and more!

Community Curators

Chef Justin Hall of Whiskey in the Wilderness

Bryant Jane of Starboard Tack

Vincent Rotolo of Good Pie

Jolene Mannina of Secret Burger


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About Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful was born in 2013 as part of the major transformation of Downtown Las Vegas as a cultural hub and has since contributed over $350M of economic impact and cultural capital to the area. During the three-day festival, premier musical acts, experiential artists, comedians, thinkers and culinary talent flow into the urban streets of DTLV, in addition to the festival’s 170,000 attendees. What started as an event has become something more: a symbol of connection, joy and creativity. Life is Beautiful continues to be driven by its core mission to create a holistic experience which aids in positive community transformation and individual empowerment by collectivizing and inspiring through shared experiences driven by art and culture.

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