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Food is Art ‘Denim and Diamonds’ Event Raises More than $200,000 for the ALS Association Nevada Chapter

Food is Art ‘Denim and Diamonds’ Event Raises More than $200,000 for the ALS Association Nevada Chapter
Through the generosity and support of the local community and headline sponsors:  Golden Entertainment, Inc., William Hill, UnitedHealthcareKonami Gaming and Southern Glazers’ Wine and Spirits, the Food is Art “Denim and Diamonds’ dine-around raised more than $200,000 for the ALS Association Nevada Chapter on Friday, Oct. 5 (Pictured: Food is Art Meatballs – Photo credit: Snapdragon Studios)

“I am so proud of how far we have come with Food is Art,” said Steve Arcana, event chair and chief operating officer of Golden Entertainment, Inc. “The caliber of talent between world-class chefs and sommeliers who participated this year is second to none. Plus, the support that we received from our sponsors and friends is incredible. Together, we are committed to providing much needed support to ALS patients in Nevada.”

(L) Bruce Z. Morgenstern, MD Vice Dean for Academic & Clinical Affairs at Roseman University Summerlin CampusCollege of Medicine, (C) Chris Curtis, and (R) Steve Arcana
(L) Bruce Z. Morgenstern, MD Vice Dean for Academic & Clinical Affairs at Roseman University Summerlin CampusCollege of Medicine, (C) Chris Curtis, and (R) Steve Arcana

Photo credit: Snapdragon Studios

Held at Keep Memory Alive Event Center, Food is Art showcased the cuisine of local chefs from 12 Las Vegas restaurants, including: Top of the World at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Sage at Aria, Robert Irvine’s Public House, The Vineyard Ristorante at Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nev., SG Bar, Esther’s Kitchen, Aria Patisserie, Sambalatte and Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina. More than 450 guests, dressed in this year’s theme of “denim and diamonds,” enjoyed live entertainment by Franks and Deans while sampling cuisine paired with wine selected by award-winning sommeliers.

Chefs at Food is Art 2018
Chefs at Food is Art 2018

Photo credit: Snapdragon Studios

“We are grateful beyond words for the generosity our community displayed through this year’s Food is Art fundraiser,” said April Mastroluca, executive director of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. “The money raised by this event will help support so many local Las Vegans who are afflicted with ALS, a heartbreaking disease that has robbed them of their ability to walk, to talk and even blink an eye.”

Top-selling auction items include a 16-person suite at T-Mobile Arena for a Vegas Golden Knights game with catering, provided by Golden Entertainment, which earned a winning bid of $15,000; and dinner for 20 prepared in the top bidder’s home by the chefs from Aria, Bellagio and Get Fresh, including champagne and caviar, which earned a winning bid of $10,000.

A record-breaking one-day total for ALS in Nevada, the money raised will assist the non-profit organization in its mission to serve all persons and their families living with and fighting ALS in Nevada one person at a time. ALS in Nevada provides much-needed programs that offer emotional, physical, and financial assistance and currently serves 90 people with ALS in Nevada.

More information about ALS in Nevada, including future fundraising events, is on the website at www.alsanv.org.