Kristian LaSala

My Story

How it Began

I’m a native New Yorker at heart originally born in Long Island. When I was just 6 years old my family decided to move cross country and settle in Las Vegas in hopes of creating a new life. As much as I’d like to say high school at Cimarron Memorial were my golden years it was really when I entered college at the University of Redlands in Southern California that my world expanded.

Early Days

After graduating with a Business degree I decided to start my career in the culinary world. First as a cook at the fine dining establishment Stripsteak at Mandalay Bay and then just one year later moved to the largest banquet operation in the United States at the Venetian and Palazzo hotel.

I quickly worked up the chain of command from Master Cook to Saucier to Sous Chef in Garde Manger feeding anywhere from 300 to 30,000 people during any event. Once the pandemic hit in 2020 shutting down the entire strip, I wanted to embark into new avenues and found myself a job in food manufacturing supplying Whole Foods and Coffee Bean in multiple territories across the nation. And then just 2 years later an opportunity came my way I just couldn’t pass up, Executive Banquet and Catering Chef for Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders.


Kristian Today

Exciting to say the least, between game-days, concerts and corporate events we would feed over 4,000 people including the teams. In Culinary we are taught to always go above and beyond to give the customer a once in a lifetime experience. Throughout my 9 year career in culinary I have always upheld that standard and now with Luscious Batter.