Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer of Shiraz Restaurant has had an insatiable love and passion for food, flavors and creativity from a young age. She has always loved being in the kitchen and continuously dreamed of new recipes that she would later bring to life.
Jaffer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas where she mastered the art of French cuisine and technique. In that time, she gained the ability to refine and expand her current versatile culinary skill set. Through her extensive travels, Jaffer became well-seasoned in many world cultures and foods, including Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Greek, Italian, Latin, Thai, Argentinian and Indo-Mex.
Her skills range from savory to sweet, baking and pastry, mezze/tapas, vegan and vegetarian to fusion — is always hungry to try something new. Each dish that she makes is thoughtfully hand-crafted with her secret ingredients: Love & Dua!
Chef Jaffer extends her culinary passion to the community by serving as a Board Member for the Nevada Restaurant Association where she focuses on the ProStart program and Flavors for Life organization to combat juvenile diabetes. She is also closely involved with the Women in Hospitality Initiative, aimed at bringing equality to women throughout all sectors of the hospitality and culinary communities.