Vic Vegas and Troy Kumalaa
Food Network Star contestant Vic Vegas, Al Mancini and Mixologist Troy Kumalaa
About Vig Vegas
A self-trained restaurant chef, worked his way up the culinary ladder from dishwasher to executive chef at a Las Vegas hotel restaurant. He moved from Brooklyn to Las Vegas when he was 13, but his culinary style reflects his classic, New York Italian background. Learning to cook from his mother and grandmother, Vic adds his modern Vegas flair to traditional recipes from his childhood.
About Mixologist Troy Kumalaa
Troy Kumalaa didn’t grow up with wine as many sommeliers do, but he did get the restaurant bug early on in life. He transitioned from behind the bar to the floor serving wines at The Four Seasons in Sonoma. Now at the contemporary American restaurant/lounge Vintner Grill in Summerlin, just outside of Las Vegas, Kumalaa pairs wines from around the world with Chef Matt Silverman’s Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.