Tivoli Village Hosts Special Community Dinner to benefit Make-A-wish of Southern Nevada

Giving Back from the Chefs’ Table took place this past weekend, Sunday, October 18


This past Sunday, October 18 Tivoli Village hosted a special community dinner benefiting Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada where over 100 guests gathered under the night sky to enjoy an inspired five-course meal prepared by the city’s best and brightest culinary all-stars.


Local favorites Johnny Church (Artisanal Foods Café and Catering), Kim Canteenwalla (Made LV), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Daniel Krohmer (Other Mama) and Desyree Alberganti (Gelatology) all donated their time and talents to create the mouth-watering menu which included:

  • A series of delectable passed appetizers including Nashville Hot Chicken and Bacon Deviled Eggs, prepared by Kim Canteenwalla.
  • Featuring a combination of fall flavors, Johnny Church presented a Curried Kabocha Squash Soup to kick off the seated portion of the meal.
  • Daniel Krohmer plated a light and flavorful dish of Fregola with Halibut and Clams.
  • Served family style, Sam Marvin prepared Baby Back Berkshire Pork Ribs which were braised, smoked and grilled alongside fresh herb spicy slaw.
  • Desyree Alberganti finished off the evening with a surprising flavor combination, serving Bosc Pear Carpaccio, Gorgonzola and Pear Gelato, topped with Oprto Sauce and Candied Walnuts for dessert.


In addition to the culinary lineup, Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes closed out the evening with a set of fan favorites and wish inspired numbers.


The event donated 100 percent of the ticket sales to support the important work of Make-A-Wish Foundation and specifically to a special nine-year-old within the Las Vegas community, Emma Thurgood, who is battling a malignant neoplasm of the kidney, to help realize her dream of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio. Additionally, enough money was raised through the silent auction to fund another wish through the foundation.

Chef Johnny Church pouring his course for the event for guests_Credit Andrew James Chef Kim Canteenwalla poses with Make-A-Wish beneficiary Emma Thurgood_Credit Andrew James Desyree Alberganti of Gelatology plating her dessert_Credit Andrew James Emma Thurgood is presented with Harry Potter themed cupcake specially designed by local bakery Cupkates_Credit Andrew James Guests seated family style at Giving Back from the Chefs' Table_Credit Andrew James Ribs prepared by Chef Sam Marvin_Credit Andrew James Tables set for Giving Back from the Chefs' Table _October 18_Credit Andrew James


Photos courtesy of Tivoli Village


About Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted over 1600 wishes since its inception in 1996.Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more or visit Twitter/Instagram at @MakeAWish_SNV or Facebook at MakeAWishofSNV.


About Tivoli Village

Tivoli Village features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as enticing restaurants. The exclusive shopping and dining destination is located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to One Queensridge Place. Tivoli Village is currently developing a second phase that will add more than 270,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment and office space. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit, follow Tivoli Village on Twitter or like Tivoli Village on Facebook.


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Fremont Street Experience to Partner with Three Square Food Bank for SlotZilla Charity Challenge


Fremont Street Experience to Partner with Three Square Food Bank for
SlotZilla Charity Challenge

100% of SlotZilla™ Revenue to Benefit Three Square Food Bank on July 16

UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, Pro BMX rider and television personality
Ricardo Laguna and Chef Rick Moonen to ‘fly’ for a good cause

Fremont Street Experience will be hosting another SlotZilla Charity Challenge, this time to benefit Three Square Food Bank. Fremont Street Experience will be donating 100% of SlotZilla revenue to Three Square on Thursday, July 16 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a
1 p.m. media event where members of Three Square and local celebrities will be on-site taking pictures and flying on SlotZilla. The local celebrities attending the event include: UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, Pro BMX rider and television personality Ricardo Laguna, Chef Rick Moonen, Miss Nevada US 2014 Lisa Song Sutton,  Chef Johnny Church and Chef Beni Velazquez. Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office or can be booked in advance online at

“We developed the SlotZilla Charity Challenge concept as a fun and exciting way to give back to the community and we are honored to partner with Three Square Food Bank,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “Three Square is an amazing organization that provides hunger relief to people in need in Southern Nevada. “Everyone that comes down to fly on SlotZilla on either the Zoomline or Zipline on Thursday, July 16 will be supporting a great cause with every dollar of revenue going to Three Square.”

SlotZilla ticketing, will call and check-in office is located next to the SlotZilla takeoff tower on Fremont Street between 4th Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Parking is available at Fremont Street Experience parking garage with entrance off 4th Street just north of Carson.

Zipline – Flyers take off from the lower tier of the tower, 77 feet high and zip in a traditional seated-harness position on an 850-foot flight – half the length of Fremont Street Experience – to a mid-point landing platform located between 3rd Street and Casino Center.

Zoomline – Flyers launch from 114 feet high and zoom in a horizontal “superman” position going 35 mph 1,750 feet across the entire length of Fremont Street Experience, and land on a platform atop a newly built Main Street Stage.

Children under 13 in age must be accompanied by a flyer age 13 or over.  Flyers must weigh between 60-300 lbs. for Zipline and 100-300 lbs. for Zoomline, with a maximum 6’8” height for lower Zipline but no height limit on upper Zoomline.  Flyers cannot be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  Flyers should not ride if they have health concerns, neck/shoulder problems, are pregnant, have heart trouble, problems with balance, or seizure disorders.

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 28 million meals – per year to more than 1,300 community partners.  Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv)  and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

About SlotZilla™
Zip & Zoom – Vegas Style on the world’s most unique zipline – SlotZilla™ at Fremont Street Experience located in Downtown Las Vegas. SlotZilla combines innovative technology with a dynamic themed concept to transcend a traditional zipline ride, becoming a ground-breaking attraction for the amusement industry. The attraction features two thrill levels, a lower Zipline where flyers travel half the length of Fremont Street Experience in a traditional seated-harness position and an upper Zoomline where flyers are launched in a horizontal “superman” position 1,750 feet across the entire length of Fremont Street Experience.  Both levels deliver an experience unique in the world – flying above thousands of people on Fremont Street Experience and under the four-block-long Viva Vision canopy, which is the world’s largest video screen.

SlotZilla is open Sundays through Thursdays from noon to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 2 a.m.  Flights are $20 for the lower Zipline and $40 for the upper Zoomline.  Flight times can be booked in advance at the SlotZilla ticketing, will call & check-in office located at 425 Fremont St., Ste. 160.  Advance ticket purchases can also be made online at or by calling 1-844-ZIPVEGAS.  Advance group sales for 20 or more tickets can be made by calling (702) 678-5780 or

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