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Back of the Brawl Pits 6 French Chefs Against Each Other

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From top left: Steve Benjamin, Bruno Riou, Claude Le-Tohic. From bottom left: Stephane Chevet, Laurent Pillard, Vincent Pouessel
From top left: Steve Benjamin, Bruno Riou, Claude Le-Tohic. From bottom left: Stephane Chevet, Laurent Pillard, Vincent Pouessel
Photo: Courtesy MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay

You can dub this the mother of all Back of the House Brawls. This Saturday, six French chefs from the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay face off in a Bastille Day matchup at Tommy Rocker’s.

The Iron Chef-type brawl usually pits two chefs against each other cooking on food trucks. But this one, organized by Jolene Mannina, divides six chefs into two teams to compete in the 1 a.m. winner-take-all brawl.

On Team MGM Grand: Claude Le-Tohic from Joël Robuchon, Steve Benjamin of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Stephane Chevet of Shibuya. On Team Mandalay Bay: Vincent Pouessel of Aureole, Bruno Riou of Mix and Laurent Pillard of Fleur.

Each team will receive a mystery basket of ingredients then they’re given 30 minutes to create a dish for the judges. Each team will also be selling their own interpretation of street food to raise money for Three Square Food Bank.  

That’s not all. Redneck Kitchen, Coast 2 Coast, Just Rolling, Ben’s BBQ and SnOwOnO Shaved Ice will be on hand with their food trucks.

The Saturday Night Truck Stop starts up at 8 p.m. with chefs starting their cooking at 1 a.m.

The winners walk away with the coveted PBR pony keg trophy.
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Aureole

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 632-7427 Visit Website

Shibuya

4774 Park Granada, , CA 91302 (818) 225-1560

Joël Robuchon

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7925 Visit Website

miX

3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-7777 Visit Website

Joël Robuchon

3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-7925 Visit Website

Tommy Rocker's

4275 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV

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