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Food Service Opportunities in Nevada

September 23, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas 0 Comments

The "City of Lights" is a magical playground for adults from around the world. They come not only looking to strike it rich at the opulent casinos but to be entertained and pampered.

Over the years, Las Vegas has attracted some of the greatest names of show biz: Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Cirque de Soleil, Cher, and many others. But let’s not forget about the food. Do you think The Chairman settled for just any meal when he was in Vegas?

As a Las Vegas chef or other food service professional, you will be responsible for adding new flavors, sophistication, and pizzazz to the food experiences of Las Vegas guests. They may come for the entertainment, but you can have them staying for the food.

Las Vegas Chefs Make Food Magical

Let’s take a look at some of the incredible opportunities there are for Las Vegas food service professionals.

Celebrity Chef/Owner at a Las Vegas Casino Restaurant

Admittedly this one is the upper eschelon of Las Vegas food service opportunities, but it is an opportunity all the same. Every celebrity chef in Las Vegas started out as a line cook somewhere. Through persistence and hard work their talent was recognized until they were in a position to open up their place in Vegas.

Chocolate Sculptor

Remember that huge statue of Venus made of chocolate you saw on your last trip to Bellagio? How do you think it got there? Someone like you made it, that’s how. Combine your love for art and food with Las Vegas’ love for extreme entertainment and you could become a sought after chocolate sculptor. Your Las Vegas culinary certificate is the first stop along the path to this sweet and decadent career path.

Hotel/Casino Food and Beverage Manager

Many of Las Vegas’s largest hotels and casinos have a half dozen or more fine restaurants, an equal number of casual and quick service restaurants and cafes, along with banquet facilities, buffet service and room service. One resort hotel in Las Vegas can serve hundreds of thousands of diners in a single year. As the food and beverage manager for one of these Las Vegas food service behemoths you’ll be responsible for keeping the kitchen, pantries, and wine cellars fully stocked at all times.

Buffet Manager

Whether it’s a breakfast buffet at a resort hotel on the strip or a $9.99 prime rib buffet down on Fremont Street, there are many opportunities for buffet managers in Las Vegas. You might not be a Las Vegas celebrity chef, but you can bet that your efforts are highly appreciated by the majority of Las Vegas visitors who aren’t high rollers.

Wedding Cake Maker

Weddings and Las Vegas go together better than peanut butter and jelly. From small drive up chapels to the most elegant hotel extravaganzas, Las Vegas can consider wedding to be an industry unto itself. With over 100,000 weddings per year*, wedding cake maker in Las Vegas are kept very busy. Let your Las Vegas baking certificate help you pursue a career as a wedding cake maker.

*From the Association of Wedding Professionals International - http://afwpi.com/wedstats.html


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