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Epicurean Charitable Foundation - Las Vegas

Dear Friends, Supporters and Students –

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at M.E.N.U.S. 2015 this Friday, Oct. 9, at The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. I am deeply grateful to be honored at this year’s event by Epicurean Charitable Foundation and the esteemed board, whom I admire and is made up of a number of talented, hard-working and dedicated hospitality executives from our city. It is such a privilege to be a part of such a great organization, as the work that they do not only supports local students, but helps to promote the future leaders of our industry. It is a cause near and dear to my heart.

As the President and Chief Operating Officer at Mandalay Bay, I am excited to be the host property of this year’s dine-around featuring more than 50 of Las Vegas’ best restaurants and bars, exciting local entertainment, a silent auction and performances by Cirque du Soleil and others. The evening will be emceed by a local favorite, Emmy-Award winning FOX 5 anchor Jason Feinberg.

The money raised at M.E.N.U.S. will support ECF’s ongoing mission of awarding full-ride scholarships to financially-in need Clark County students who are interested in careers in hospitality, food and beverage, culinary and related fields. What makes the organization so special is the mentorship component, as each scholarship recipient is provided with a mentor from the board for the duration of their education. The program provides the students with personal advice, academic assistance and unique job and internship opportunities during monthly in-person meetings or video chats. This access and insight is invaluable – and I know many of us wish that we had an opportunity like this when we were starting out. By supporting M.E.N.U.S., you are supporting the board and these students in achieving their professional dreams.

I’m honored to be recognized by ECF at M.E.N.U.S. and look forward to a great time for a great cause. And I encourage all of you to bid ahead for our amazing silent auction items NOW! Thank you all for your time and support, and I will see you in your resort beachwear on Friday at Mandalay Bay.


Chuck Bowling
President and COO of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Chuck Bowling

Pre-bidding is now open for silent auction items available for M.E.N.U.S. this Friday! M.E.N.U.S. will feature more than 30 of the top restaurants and bars in the city, live entertainment and more. Click HERE to purchase tickets or click HERE to bid on silent auction items – you don’t need to be at the event to purchase!

Prizes include dozens of high-end items and amenities, including:


Puppy Love with Portrait Package


Two night, three day stay at MGM Grand in Grand King Suite, two tickets to KA and $100 dinner voucher to Michael Mina PUB 1842


Champagne, private shopping for two and complimentary spa treatments at Neiman Marcus


Private tour, tasting and luncheon for four at Ferrari-Carano Vineyard in Healdsburg, Calif.


Date nights for a year at restaurants including: Therapy, Zenshin, BLT Steak, Binion's, La Comida, Piero's, Le Thai, Siegel's 1941, Lavo, Oscar's Steakhouse, BurGR, & Ruth's Chris


… and many more!


*All proceeds will benefit ECF’s mission of awarding scholarships and unique mentorship opportunities for Clark County students interested in pursuing careers in hospitality or culinary arts.


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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