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Cory Johnson

Caesars Palace
Vice President of Food and Beverage
As vice president of food and beverage for Caesars Palace, I direct the property's $320 million food and beverage program and 2,300 employees. As a Pittsburgh native I have a healthy respect for fresh ingredients and recognizing the distinction between good and great, having begun my career in the kitchen.

“I have never had a job outside of F&B, and fell in love with the industry working as a line cook at the famous Louis Tambellini’s in Pittsburgh as a young man.  I joined Caesars Entertainment in 2010 as food and beverage director at Horseshoe and Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, Iowa, assuming my current post in January 2015 following numerous promotions.

I oversee 13 restaurants, seven bars and lounges, pool operations, and culinary for banquets and room service.

I have produced record-setting financial and service results two years consecutively. I maintain  a restaurant portfolio featuring some of the top chefs in the world, including Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy and Bobby Flay.

Milestones in 2016 include the successful opening of Las Vegas’ first MR CHOW restaurant, Montecristo Cigar Bar and Alto Bar. In addition, I received the company's 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Bacchanal Buffet was voted No. 1 in the U.S. by the New York Post, and is the single largest-grossing restaurant in the country, at $52 million.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 28