Gordon Ramsay Steak to Also Announce the “Gordon Ramsay Steak Scholarship” to Benefit One Student from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (Dec. 2012) – For one night only – on Monday, Dec. 17 – Gordon Ramsay will be front and center to host an extraordinary evening supporting an exceptional cause. The acclaimed Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas will provide the backdrop for a “Friends of James Beard Foundation,” dinner, which supports programming and scholarships for the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvre will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Chef Ramsay will be on hand throughout the evening to present courses and meet personally with guests.
Gordon Ramsay is also announcing the creation of the Gordon Ramsay Steak scholarship that will benefit one select student from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee under the leadership of President Susan Ungaro, in cooperation with a committee comprised of Caesars Entertainment vice presidents of food and beverage and executive chefs.
Applications for the Gordon Ramsay Steak scholarship and all other James Beard Foundation scholarships will be posted on www.jamesbeard.org on April 1, 2013. Applicants can also visit the Education section of the James Beard Foundation website for Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. Scholarships will be awarded in August 2013.
As for the “Friends of James Beard” dinner – the event will take place in the restaurant’s private dining room, located on the second floor of Gordon Ramsay Steak. Upon arrival, the two-level steakhouse welcomes guests through a “chunnel” entrance and then immediately captures their attention with an eye-catching, restaurant wide Union Jack ceiling mural and custom neon sculpture, handsomely tailored servers and a menu which incorporates a modern approach to the classic steakhouse selections.
The menu will consist of four courses plus passed hors d'oeuvres, amuse and dessert. Guests will experience the restaurant’s signature dishes including the highlighting of three styles of Wagyu ribeye; Scotch egg with braised red cabbage, Berkshire pork sausage; Hamachi crudo with jamón Ibérico de bellota gelée, Alba truffle and Naccarii caviar; beet salad with a house-cured salmon and an everything bagel with cream cheese; Kurobuta pork belly with baked bean cassoulet, candied chilies and braised Swiss chard; American Kobe rib cap with sautéed mushrooms, bonito and pomme purée or the loup de mer with purple cauliflower fumet, citrus gelée or the roasted beef Wellington with glazed root vegetables, potato purée, red wine demi glace. Finishing the meal will be the sticky toffee pudding with sweet pudding cake, brown sugar toffee and brown butter ice cream.
Just six months after its debut, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas continues to rack up the accolades and awards. From service to the dining experience, media and critics are showering the restaurant with accolades and acknowledgments while the public demonstrates its approval by making the restaurant one of the hottest reservations to secure in a city filled with the biggest names in food.
Amongst the superlatives and awards bestowed upon Gordon Ramsay Steak:
- Named “Best New Restaurant” by Vegas Seven’s Restaurant Awards 2012
- Ranked #1 on the list of 2012’s 7 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Las Vegas by Eater.com/Las Vegas
- Named as one of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Weekly, Nov. 16, 2012
- Desert Companion Magazine’s 2012 Restaurant Awards crowns Chef Steve Yi “Pastry Chef of the Year” and names the Beef Wellington the “Signature Dish of the Year”
- Named as one of the 25 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in the U.S. for 2012 by Eater.com National, March 29
- Named as one of the Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Las Vegas for 2012 by Gayot.com, April 14
Gordon Ramsay Steak has been the most successful restaurant opening in Las Vegas in years and the most successful of Chef Ramsay’s restaurants to open in the United States. Open just six months, an expansion of the restaurant is already planned. Here is a look at its success by the numbers:
- 82,495 covers
- 23,255 beef wellingtons
- 9,097 toffee puddings
- 21,763 specialty cocktails
The dinner capacity will be 75 people. The price will be $175 for James Beard Foundation members and $200 for non-members. Reservations can be made by emailing Michael Speagle, assistant general manager, Gordon Ramsay Steak at [email protected]
ABOUT GORDON RAMSAY
Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs, such as Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France.
In 1993 Ramsay became chef of Aubergine in London. Within three years, he was awarded two Michelin stars. In 1998, at the age of 31, Ramsay set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world – three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London’s longest-running restaurant to hold this award, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the U.K. to maintain three stars.
Now internationally renowned, Ramsay has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to the United States. The group continues to grow with recent openings such as Bread Street Kitchen in London’s City district; two ventures in Doha, Qatar; Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas; and The Fat Cow in Los Angeles. Ramsay received an OBE (Order of the British Empire awarded by Queen Elizabeth II) in 2006 for services to the industry.
Ramsay has also become a star of the small screen both in the U.K. and internationally, with U.K. shows such as GORDON’S GREAT ESCAPES and GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT, as well as three top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 countries worldwide: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF, not to mention his latest FOX series premiering this summer, HOTEL HELL. He is also a published author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world, most notably his autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen.
Ramsay has a global partnership with WWRD (Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), which offers quality home and lifestyle products, and he also has brought out a range of Seriously Good sauces for the charity Comic Relief.
He lives with his wife, Tana and four children, along with their bulldog Rumpole and two cats. He divides his time between Los Angeles and South London.
ABOUT PARIS LAS VEGAS
ABOUT PARIS LAS VEGAS
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe's most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, European-inspired boutiques and shops, The Paris Spa by Mandara, a picturesque wedding chapel and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. Ten restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Jean Joho's acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant and French bistro Mon Ami Gabi. Beginning in March 2012, the award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” will be presented in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com. Members of the media may access press information and high-resolution images online at caesars.thedigitalcenter.com. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
Paris, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.
ABOUT JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America's diverse culinary heritage and future. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, publications, chef advocacy training, thought-leader convening, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September of 2012, the Foundation launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.