Last Updated on December 30, 2023

Las Vegas is a foodie town and my husband and I will tell you one of the main reasons we enjoy our Las Vegas getaways has nothing to do with gambling. We love the incredible shows along with its amazing chef-driven restaurants, and always make a point to visit a new one on each of our trips.

We’re excited that Chef Roy Choi and writer/director/actor Jon Favreau have joined forces to launch The Chef Truck, now open at Park MGM. The Chef Truck brings to life the culinary friendship that began with the hit movie “Chef” and continued in the popular Netflix series “The Chef Show.”

At this incredibly fun venue, fans can sink their teeth into the fabulous dishes they’ve long admired watching Choi and Favreau make together.

“For ten years, Jon has been asking me to open a restaurant together and I have always said ‘no,’” Choi said. “I know how tough running a restaurant can be and I didn’t want to risk it getting in the way of our friendship. But with Park MGM as our partner, I knew it was finally time to complete the trilogy. We started with the Chef movie, then came the Chef Show and now, The Chef Truck. It all feels right, and we hope everyone loves it!”

Located near the resort’s bustling casino floor, The Chef Truck dishes up signature items from the big screen, including the Cubano, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and the famous Chocolate Lava Cake. New collaborations from Choi and Favreau are featured on the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, including an array of vegetarian options.

“Opening a restaurant with Chef Roy Choi is something I’ve been hoping to do since we first worked together,” Favreau said. “Over the past decade, we’ve collaborated on pop-ups and now we have a permanent home where people can finally taste the food we’ve been cooking together.”

The Chef Truck is Choi’s second concept in Las Vegas, joining Best Friend which opened at Park MGM in December 2018 bringing the food truck icon’s remixed and remastered interpretation of Los Angeles to The Las Vegas Strip.

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi take selfies with fans at The Chef Truck at Park MGM Opening.
Jon Favreau and Roy Choi take selfies with fans at The Chef Truck at Park MGM Opening. Photo credit MGM Resorts International

About Park MGM

Park MGM is the Las Vegas Strip’s first smoke-free resort, offering an intimate hotel experience on a grand scale. Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites in addition to NoMad Las Vegas’ 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites on the resort’s top four floors.

The resort’s robust culinary program features NoMad Library; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the 40,000-square-foot vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other dining and cocktail experiences.

Dolby Live, the resort’s 5,200-seat entertainment destination, is home to special engagements by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Usher, Jonas Brothers, Silk Sonic and Aerosmith, among other top artists.

Park MGM also is home to On The Record, a unique nightlife concept from LA-based Houston Hospitality. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena.

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  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 1,000 published articles in a variety of digital and print publications.