LAS VEGAS (July 22, 2019) – Derek Tadashi Morishita has joined SLS Las Vegas as the new director of restaurants. In this role, Morishita will oversee operations for the resort’s acclaimed dining establishments including the award-winning Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. Morishita joins SLS with more than 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry including holding senior level roles overseeing high-end culinary establishments across the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
“Derek’s wealth of expertise will be of tremendous value as we continue to elevate our culinary program,” said Anthony Olheiser, vice president of food and beverage at SLS Las Vegas. “Our team is committed to providing curated and memorable experiences for our guests, and Derek will play a critical role in the diversification and enhancement of our portfolio.”
Prior to joining SLS, Morishita served as general manager at Hakkasan Restaurant for six years. Previous roles included oversight of operations at LAVO Italian Restaurant and Lounge, Michael Mina’s restaurant Seablue and MGM Grand’s The Grand Wok and Sushi Bar. Morishita earned his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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ABOUT SLS LAS VEGAS
SLS Las Vegas® is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Grand Tower, over 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines complemented by more than 50 classic table games. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; The Sayers Club®; and The Perq™. The resort is also home to The Foundry, an intimate, live entertainment venue. Additionally, SLS houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS, please visit slslasvegas.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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