He was a great chef as chefs go, and as chefs go, he went.
This just in: Jet Tila, one of the brightest lights in Vegas gastronomy, a passionate, committed chef who, we hoped, would stick around once he broke from the shackles of the Wynn/Encore’s hypocrisy, will be leaving his post at Wazuzu very soon, almost exactly three years since he came to Vegas.
As another good one bites the dust…ELV’s prediction in January — that Wynn/Encore was abandoning its chef-focused, top-flight food and wine program* — has been further validated.
So sad to see you go Jet!
Las Vegas, and ELV, will miss you.
PS: You can see and visit with Jet one last time this Sunday night at Insert Coins for his screening party of his Iron Chef America episode. Come one and all. Our staff is predicting he’ll kick Morimoto’s ass.
* Wynn/Encore’s SEC report, for the quarter ending June 30, stated F&B earnings of $126 mil, with $80 mil of that coming from the Encore Beach Club. Congratulations Wynn/Encore! We hereby dub thee the HotChickswithDouchebags hotels! Your mothers must be very proud.