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Emmitt’s Las Vegas Finalizes World-Class Culinary Team Led by Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz

LA VEGAS, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Emmitt’s Vegas at the Fashion Show Las Vegas rounded out its roster of chef-led culinary experts Rainer Schwarz who has provided award-winning culinary direction to some of the best restaurants in California for over 30 years. Schwarz is joined by the chef Sean Rainaldiwho brings over 15 years of experience working in a range of remarkable kitchens.

“I’m thrilled to have some of the greatest food minds on my team with decades of experience in the best restaurants in the country,” said Chef Rainer. “We’re collaborating to create an incredible menu and experience that helps emulate Emmitt Smith’s energy throughout his one-of-a-kind career.”

Having worked for some of the most renowned chefs in the culinary industry, Chef Sean Rainaldi served as Executive Chef for Chef Wolfgang WasherChief Bobby Flayand cook Michael Richard. Chef Rainaldi’s previous role as Corporate Executive Chef for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide further cemented his reputation as an unstoppable force in delivering a first-class dining experience to every guest in his restaurants.

Their menus will include only the finest ingredients, and Emmitt’s Restaurant and Trilogy Group F&B are thrilled to add Melissa’s Produce to their list of suppliers, which joins suppliers like US Foods. Melissa’s has a strong list of sports-related partnerships, including So-Fi and Dodger Stadiums at Los Angelesas well as Allegiant Stadium and the T-Mobile area at Vegas, making it a natural fit for Emmitt’s. All Emmitt Vegas suppliers share natural synergies in their brand values ​​and commitment to their consumers and communities, enabling Emmitt’s to keep ESG embedded in all aspects of the business.

Additionally, the steakhouse and event space will collaborate with Melissa’s Produce for watch parties, events and loyalty programs. Emmitt’s will offer a range of dining and entertainment opportunities from an upscale dining experience on the first level and the second level will have a world-class multi-purpose area called “The Deck”, which will be a multi-purpose venue.

Emmitt’s Vegas is set to open next month, spanning 30,000 square feet inside Fashion Show Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.

About Emmitt Smith

Emmitt James Smith III is a professional football icon, businessman, entrepreneur and family man. A Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, Smith played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys’ offense for 13 of his 15 professional seasons. Legendary 1990 first-round draft resume includes three Super Bowl championship rings, eight Pro Bowl appearances, NFL 100 all-time team member, and record holder as top rusher of all NFL times (a record that still stands today). After his playing days, Smith transitioned into exploring various ventures, including football analyst, author, and an appearance on ABC’s hit show, Dancing with the Stars. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Smith runs several companies spanning real estate, construction, technology, and hospitality.

Chief Rainer Schwarz

Rainer has twenty-five years of experience as an Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Manager in 4 and 5 star hotels. Rainer has successfully operated the iconic F&B outlets, “The Deck and Driftwood”, as the Pacific Edge Hotel for the past 9 years, including making them profitable and successfully operating them during the COVID pandemic for Morgan Stanley and Highgate Hospitality. Rainer was a partner at Skylar Hospitality Management Company and has participated in high profile media events and television appearances such as: Food & Wine (Aspen CO), E-Entertainment, Masters of Food and Wine: annual event at the Highlands Inn Hotel (Carmel, California), Emmy Awards, Blockbuster Awards and TV Guide Awards. He has designed, designed, equipped, trained and opened more than twenty restaurants and hotels. Rainer is a member of the Manager. Price: Star Diamond “American Academy of Hospitality” award, one of the “Six Hot Chef”, Angelino MagazineVoted “Best of 3” in Los Angeles by Gourmet Magazine and “Top Ten Best Restaurants” Los Angeles Magazine. Publications: Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetite, Wine Spectator, LA Times, LA Magazine, Der Feinschmecker, Angelino Magazine, Splash Magazine, Buzz Magazine, CNN, KCAL 9 and E-Channel. Rainer holds a degree in hospitality and catering from Oberwollanig, Villach, Austria.

About Las Vegas Fashion Show (FSLV)

Fashion Show Las Vegas is a destination that brings fashion culture to life through unique experiences for locals, visitors and fashionistas. With an eclectic mix of over 250 retailers and over 30 restaurants spread over 2 million square feet, FSLV is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip. Comprised of famous flagship stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue and a portfolio of delicious restaurants featuring Strip dining options such as The Capital Grille, Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse and El Segundo Sol, Fashion Show Las Vegas is sure to satisfy every taste. The iconic center is more than a shopping destination, it’s a place to gather, explore, create and celebrate all aspects of life, while owning fashion as the engine of culture. For more information, visit:

About Trilogy Group F&B, LLC

Owners and Operators of Emmitt’s Las Vegas Restaurant and Venue located at VegasTrilogy Group brings the footballing legend’s personality and class to life in this new hotspot. Chris Schröder is the Managing Member and brings extensive experience in the branding and hospitality industry, including many legacy projects in Vegas. Robert Low and his team, Springfield, Missouri bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to the project. Finally, EJ Smith Enterprises, LLC manages the Emmitt Smith likeness and branding throughout the property.

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As we strive to be a global F&B outlet, ESG is integrated in all aspects and will play an important role in helping businesses grow and thrive. As we strive to be a market leader in our industry, we recognize that stakeholders are increasingly interested in how we do business, where and with whom we do business and at the level of our ambition and our actions to integrate and manage ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) in our business operations.

Our commitment to improving our social and environmental performance demonstrates a strong, knowledgeable management attitude and a values-driven culture that is both alert and responsive to the challenges and opportunities of doing business responsibly and sustainably.

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