Executive chefs are not known for having a great deal of free time. But what little time Wynn Country Club executive chef Carlos Guía has he generously gives to Share Our Strength as co-chair of Las Vegas’ annual Taste of the Nation. Guía, who shares this role with La Cave general manager Jennifer LaSala, participated in his first Taste of the Nation in New Orleans 13 years ago and has increased his involvement each year since, as he “grew more aware of the need and how much we could help.” His current responsibilities include motivating volunteers and recruiting restaurants and sponsors to participate. At the last Taste of the Nation, in May, $80,000 was raised. Next year’s goal is $100,000. Through events such as this, as well as the Great American Bake Sale and A TastefulPursuit, Share Our Strength is able to support programs that teach healthful eating in urban areas and feed food-insecure students. “The more we make,” the chef says, “the more we can grant.”
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.