Profession: Executive Chef and Owner, Bacio (Las Vegas, NV) and Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina (Henderson, NV)
Culinary Education: French Culinary Institute, NY
Favorite Simple Winter Recipe: Short ribs braised in barolo wine, served with celery root puree and caramelized shallots
Carla is a Brazilian-born, Italian-raised chef that is a household name in Las Vegas. She is currently Executive Chef and Owner of two Vegas staples -- Bacio, at the Tropicana Hotel, and Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, in Henderson, Nevada. When Carla first came to America, she attended culinary school and then, with Frank Pellegrino, Jr., opened Baldoria Restaurant in New York City. In 2006, a dream became a reality when Carla moved to Las Vegas to open and run Rao’s Las Vegas. She’s cooked at the James Beard House five times, and in 2009 was named VIP member of the James Beard Foundation and a Women in Food Honoree. She is currently working on her first cookbook.
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