Lamar Moore, who won Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prizefight, departs his job as the head chef of Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at the Flamingo. Moore competed against eight other chefs on the show hosted by Anne Burrell. After winning the show that aired in March and April, Moore waited while the coronavirus pandemic delayed the restaurant opening from May to July.
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” Moore wrote on Instagram. “I will be stepping down from my position at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse @flamingovegas effective today. I am humbled to have been a part of the restaurant’s opening and to have won my head chef position on #VegasChefPrizeFight. @foodnetwork . It’s been amazing meeting so many fans of the show at the restaurant. Lots of gratitude to the corporate and food and beverage team for all the hard work dedication put in to making this dream a reality. This is not a goodbye this is a thank you.”
In Las Vegas at the vintage steakhouse named for mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky that opened in July, Moore worked under Honorio Mecinas.