Best Chef, Off-Strip

John Church, Artisanal Café

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Church made a splash on the Strip when he ran the kitchen at RM Seafood, and later brought Downtown one of its best breakfast and lunch spots, MTO Café. Since leaving there, he’s joined forces with one of the town’s top purveyors of gourmet products, Artisanal Foods. In addition to catering, Church offers a lunch menu at the shop’s in-house café that showcases obscure and exotic ingredients you’d never expect to encounter in an office park near the airport. The innovative chef also regularly participates in pop-up dinners and special events throughout the Valley.

2053 Pama Lane, 702-436-4252, ArtisanalFoods.com.