Joseph Elevado, Executive Chef of Andrea’s in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, is renowned for creating energetic modern menus that combine classic technique with a Japanese aesthetic and a lot of fun.
After graduating from the New York Restaurant School, Elevado’s career began at the acclaimed Nobu in New York City. For nine years he trained under and worked for highly influential chef Nobu Matsuhisa. As mentor and friend, Matsuhisa instilled in Elevado the importance of passion and integrity in cooking, creating dishes that showcase simplicity and quality ingredients.
In 2006, Elevado became the executive chef of Social House in Las Vegas, known for fun, eclectic, and approachable dining. Elevado created the overall concept and menu earning Best New Restaurant from Las Vegas Life magazine. During his tenure at Social House, Elevado became consulting chef of Company Kitchen and Pub House in Las Vegas and Social House restaurant in Mexico City.
In 2011 and 2012, as executive chef at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel, Elevado completely reinvented the hotel’s food and beverage program. He led the culinary team at the hotel’s acclaimed Livello restaurant weaving together contemporary Asian and Italian flavors.