Show 28, May 11, 2013: Chef Vic Vegas, chef/proprietor of Vic’s restaurant in Anthem, NV, a suburb of Henderson

Vic VegasIf you saw Season 5 of Food Network’s “Food Network Star” then you surely know Chef Vic Vegas. You’d think he was a native of Brooklyn but it was actually Staten Island. He grew up loving his Mother’s authentic Italian-American cooking and mastered her recipes. From there Las Vegas called and he steadily worked up the culinary ladder to the level of executive chef.

Vic’s is perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of Las Vegas seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. He likes to call it country club cool meets rock ‘n’ roll. It’s already a local scene for brunch on the weekends!

The menu is American comfort food with Vic’s distinctive flair. He appreciates Jewish deli food so in that spirit he created Knish Sliders made with grilled pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, on a potato stuffed roll and served with stone ground mustard.

How about a twist on Grandma’s meatloaf? Vic took that family recipe as the base then wrapped the meatloaf in a won-ton skin, deep fried to a golden crisp and served with pan gravy and ketchup aioli.

In the greater Las Vegas area Vic Vegas comes to you with “The Art of Catering by Vic Vegas.”