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Big Chef Changes at Batali and Bastianich's Restaurants

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Nicole Brisson
Nicole Brisson
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Big changes in the kitchen at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s Las Vegas restaurants. First up, chef Nicole Brisson moves up to culinary director overseeing all of the Vegas locations. She takes the reigns from chef Jason Neve, who leaves Las Vegas to open Eataly in Boston this fall.

Jon Littleton Chris Wessling for B&BHG

Jon Littleton. Photo: Chris Wessling/B&BHG

Brisson was the executive chef of Carnevino at the Palazzo. Now Jon Littleton takes her place there. Littleton thinks of this as a return since he was a sous chef there before working as the executive chef at B&B Burger & Beer at the Venetian. Before that, he was an executive chef at Lake Las Vegas.

Elisabeth McGee

Elisabeth McGee. Photo: Chris Wessling/B&BHG

Chef Elisabeth McGee moves up to executive chef at B&B Burger & Beer, where she’ll be in charge of the gourmet burgers and sandwiches there. She was a master cook at Michael Mina at the Bellagio and chef de partie at Bartolotta at Wynn Las Vegas.

Brett Uniss

Brett Uniss. Photo: Chris Wessling/B&BHG

Chef Brett Uniss left his job at Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin to take on the executive chef job at B&B Ristorante at the Venetian.


3225 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-789-4141 Visit Website

B&B Burger & Beer

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 414-2220

B & B Ristorante

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 266-9977