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Epicurean Charitable Foundation - Las Vegas

Dear Friends, Supporters and Students,

As this year’s honoree, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s (ECF) annual M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students) event on the 16th of September on the golden sandy beach of Mandalay Bay Beach. This memorable evening will showcase the creations of over 50 of the finest restaurants and beverage distributors in Las Vegas at an exclusive poolside dine, an exciting silent auction, live entertainment, and a posh VIP area. ECF students play a major role in every M.E.N.U.S. event, gaining hands-on experience with setup, execution and logistics.

My wife, Carol, and I have long been supporters of organizations that help the next generation achieve their goals. As a vintner committed to producing world-class wine, I am privileged to have been selected as the honoree for ECF, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of deserving local students passionate about a career in hospitality and culinary arts.

ECF believes that local and deserving students should have the means to pursue their dreams and become future leaders of the Las Vegas hospitality industry. ECF students are developed to succeed in their future employment with comprehensive work force development programs that provide university scholarships (tuition and books), unique one-on-one mentoring, networking opportunities, leadership guidance and etiquette development.

As the 2016 honoree, I know how much ECF’s signature dine-around event means to the students. Once again, thank you for your continued support. I hope to see you at Mandalay Bay on the 16th of September for what is shaping up to be the biggest and best M.E.N.U.S. event yet. To RSVP, please see below or contact Melissa Arias at 702.932.5098 or [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you at M.E.N.U.S!


Bill Foley

Bill Foley

Bill Foley  
M.E.N.U.S. 2016


Honoring Bill Foley

2016 Sponsors
  • BLT Steak at Bally's
  • Border Grill at Mandalay Bay
  • Casa Fuente at Caesars Palace Capital Grille
  • Crossroads Restaurant & Bar at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
  • Delmonico Steakhouse
  • DW Bistro
  • Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
  • Fiamma at MGM Grand
  • Giada Vegas at Cromwell
  • Gordon Ramsey BurGR at Planet Hollywood
  • Hugo's Cellar at Four Queens Hotel
  • Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo
  • Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay
  • Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
  • Rivea at Mandalay Bay
  • Sambalatte Torrefazione
  • Silverado Steak House at South Point Hotel
  • Shake Shack at New York New York Hotel & Casino and Downtown Summerlin
  • Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas
  • STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay
  • T&T at Luxor
  • The Barrymore
  • The Dapper Doughnut
  • The Mansion
  • Trattoria Reggiano at The Venetian
  • Top of the World at Stratosphere Casino Hotel
  • Zenshin Asian Restaurant at South Point Hotel

August 28 – Strikes for Scholarships

  Strikes for Scholarships  

We invite you to enjoy South Point Hotel Casino & Spa’s “Wine of the Month” special and give back to ECF! This campaign continues after the success during March and April in which the Bedford Wines from Johnson Brothers campaign sold a record breaking 2,832 bottles. Indulge in July and Augusts’ hand-selected bottles distributed through Break Thru Beverage including Murphey-Goode’s 2014 California Chardonnay and 2013 California Pinot Noir, specially priced at $20 per bottle and $1 of each purchase will be donated to ECF. These bottles are available at Silverado Steak House, Don Vito’s and Primarily Prime Rib.  Sip, Savor, Donate and Repeat!

Wine of the Month

Martha Morales  

Martha Morales (UNLV/ECF class of ’09) has been promoted to director of hotel operations for Caesars Palace

Nexie Hingpit  

Nexie Hingpit (UNLV/ECF class of ’13) was recently promoted to front office mentor at The Venetian | Palazzo Las Vegas

Daniela Sanchez  

Daniela Sanchez (UNLV/ECF class of ’17) has recently secured a position as front desk agent for MGM Grand



David Suppe  

David Suppe is now director of hotel operations for The Platinum


For more information, please contact Melissa Arias at 702.932.5098, [email protected] or visit the ECF website at

Upcoming ECF Events  We hope you'll join us at MENUS on Friday, Sept. 30 at M Resort.  The evening will culminate in a private concert by Lifehouse.  For sponsorship and event information please contact Elizabeth Muto at 702.932.5098 or via email at
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