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Epicurean Charitable Foundation - Las Vegas

Dear Friends, Supporters and Students,

We are very excited to announce that our annual dine-around, M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students), is returning to the golden sandy beaches of Mandalay Bay on Friday, September 16.

Guests at M.E.N.U.S. 2016 will enjoy an exclusive poolside dine-around offering premium beverages and delectable dishes from some of the finest restaurants and chefs in the city. This year, the event will feature an extended dine-around, live entertainment, an extravagant silent auction, a posh VIP area, and an after party at Foundation Room.

As we continue to confirm details on what is expected to be the biggest and best M.E.N.U.S. yet, we are looking for businesses to participate in the event. Unique sponsorship opportunities are available in Presenting, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze varieties. M.E.N.U.S. 2016 is expected to attract more than 1,000 guests, with tickets priced at $500 each. More information on sponsorships and participation may be found below or by contacting Melissa Arias at 702.932.5098 or [email protected]

Our 3rd Annual Strikes for Scholarship is returning to South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on Sunday, August 28. The best part of Strikes for Scholarships is that it is entirely planned and executed by ECF students! See below for more information.

Soak up some sun and give back at Palms Pool & Day Club with Cabanas for a Cause. On Monday, August 15 guests can purchase a cabana for the day for the discounted rate of $100. All proceeds will benefit ECF. This event opens at 10 a.m. to all ages, and cabanas will be available while supplies last.

Whether seeking to pursue careers in culinary arts or hospitality, the dreams of our deserving students are our No. 1 priority and we are continually working toward providing the best possible resource for those dreams to come true. It is thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, donors, partners and board that our actions are possible, and for that we thank you. As always, you can keep up to date with everything ECF at or by following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EpicureanLV.


Sean DiCicco

Sean DiCicco
President of ECF

Sean DiCicco  
M.E.N.U.S. 2016
  Save The Date: M.E.N.U.S. 2016 – Friday, October 9th, 2016  
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August 15 – Cabanas For A Cause

  Cabanas For A Cause  

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

Alexandria Von Mohr   Aily Rodriguez

Alexandria Von Mohr and Aily Rodriguez graduated from UNLV in May

Kim Zhou  

Kim Zhou has taken a position as Financial Analyst at Excalibur Las Vegas

Jasmyn Franklin  

Jasmine Franklin has been promoted to Campus Recruiter at Hilton Worldwide

Karen Nava  

Karen Nava is LV Arena Management for MGM Resorts International

Anna Tymoshevska  

Anna Tymoshevska recently secured a position at the front desk at The Venetian | Palazzo Las Vegas

Mia Salomon  

Mia Solomon is a front desk agent for Caesars Entertainment

Sean DiCicco  

ECF Board President Sean DiCicco is now VP of Food for Caesars Entertainment

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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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