CHEF JOHNNY CHURCHAUREOLE
*Johnny Church is widely regarded as one of the most respected and passionate chefs in Las Vegas today. From a working class childhood in Flint, Mich., Church has risen to executive chef positions at Bradley Ogden’s Root 246 in Solvang, CA; Michael Mina’s XIV in Los Angeles, CA, and in Las Vegas at P.J. Clarke’s and Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood, where he also opened the daring RX Boiler Room, garnering Desert Companion magazine’s “Best New Restaurant.” Among his other accolades are being named a “Rising Chef” by Wine Spectator, a “Top Chef de Cuisine” by Las Vegas Life magazine, and “Best Pop Up” by Vegas Seven for his Sunday Supper series at MTO Cafe, the fast casual concept he created in 2013. Since opening Artisanal Foods Catering & Cafe, combining the best locally and internationally sourced products with cutting edge creativity, he has added more accolades to his name. Recent recognitions include “Best Chef, Off-Strip” in Vegas Seven’s Restaurant Awards 2015, “The Year’s Best New Restaurant” in Las Vegas Weekly, “Surprise of the Year” in Desert Companion’s Restaurant Awards 2015, “Best New Lunch Off Strip” (Thrillist), “Lunch of the Year Award” (Eating Las Vegas) and more. Today, Johnny Is the Executive Chef of Aureole at Mandalay Bay.