submitted by Jesse W, Wynn Las Vegas
In continuance of AAPI Heritage Month, we celebrate Chef Yee. Wynn Las Vegas is pleased to announce the appointment of James Beard-recognized pastry chef Jennifer Yee as the resort’s new Executive Pastry Chef. Yee brings two decades of pastry experience to her new role, in which she oversees the pastry programs at more than 20 venues across Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.
“I enjoy challenging myself creatively and believe that Wynn’s commitment to excellence and position as an industry leader provides an atmosphere of innovation in which I will thrive,” said Yee. “I’m thrilled to be part of their talented culinary team, and am excited to create special, delectable treats for guests to enjoy.”
As the executive pastry chef of Wynn Las Vegas, Yee now leads the resort’s pastry operations for in-room dining and guest amenities, the cake and chocolate workshops, and a selection of the resort’s fine dining outlets and casual eateries.
A Dessert Plater
Yee began her pastry career in 2001 as a dessert plater at a local restaurant in her hometown of San Francisco. Shortly after, she graduated with distinction with a patisserie diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in London and remained in the UK to begin her training at Gordon Ramsay’s Menu at the Connaught. In 2006, Yee ventured to New York where she honed her skills as a pastry sous chef, then joined the team at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole as the pastry chef.
There, she was awarded the Rising Star Pastry Chef award in 2010, before taking her talents to the two Michelin-starred SHO Shaun Hergatt. Three years later, Yee helmed the pastry kitchen and bakery of the French spirited Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery where her whimsical takes on traditional patisserie earned her three nods from the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Most recently, Yee served as the executive pastry chef for the notable Linton Hopkins and his hospitality group, Hopkins & Company, in Atlanta Georgia, garnering her a fourth James Beard Awards nomination.
Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and in 2023 was once again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas.
The resort features approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 20 signature dining experiences, 14 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 513,000 rentable square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 174,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities, including Wynn Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit here .