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The Culinary Lineup

Stache & Suit

Chef Jose Navarro

A Las Vegas native, Chef Navarro holds a diverse culinary heritage which started in his family-owned business, where he started working at the age of 14. He is currently the co-owner of Stache and Suit catering and executive chef at Trevi.

A Las Vegas veteran, Chef Navarro’s path includes an early residency at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo, an executive chef stretch at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar, and an opening role with both of actress Eva Longoria’s ventures into Vegas dining: Beso Steakhouse and She by Morton’s. Other career highlights include a role at Gordon Ramsay Steak.

Chef Navarro has worked alongside the two-time James Beard winning Paul Bartolotta and six-time nominated Jean-Marie Joesslin. Holding the titles of master cook and executive chef for over a decade, Chef Navarro works with an emphasis on seasonal, local, and exotic ingredients in his dishes. He is attentive to those extra details that make an ordinary meal an extraordinary one.

The Summit Club

Chef Geno Bernardo

Chef Geno Bernardo had his earliest cooking lessons with his Nana, who inspired him as a young boy by dishing up delicious traditional Italian cuisine. By 1996, Geno had secured his spot in the industry by excelling to the top of his graduating class at the respected culinary academy, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Geno’s career led him to San Diego where he learned and practiced the craft of Japanese fare as Sushi Chef at Sushi in the Rock and Sous Chef at Sally’s on the Waterfront. In the spring of 2004, Geno became part of the N9NE Group family, where he remained for nearly a decade and learned from the esteemed master chef, Michael Kornick. In April 2005, he moved to Las Vegas to run NOVÉ Italiano at Palms Casino Resort. Within Geno’s time with N9NE Group, he also helped open four venues including N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar.

In 2018, Geno returned to Discovery Land Company, this time in his current role of Executive Chef at The Summit, the only fully private residential golf and lifestyle club community in Las Vegas. Since settling back into Las Vegas, Geno has also joined the advisory board of locally-based Urban Seed, a groundbreaking indoor farming company whose mission is to make the city an environmentally responsible source of high-end produce.

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