Chef Lyle Kaku named executive chef of SAHARA Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (April 14, 2021) – SAHARA Las Vegas is proud to announce the promotion of Lyle Kaku to executive chef, where he will oversee all culinary operations for the resort. Kaku has served as executive sous chef for SAHARA since 2018, managing multiple restaurant openings and leading the development and implementation of new menus for the resort’s restaurants, in-room dining and banquets departments. Kaku will play a key role in the development and opening of new restaurants coming to the property this year, including Chickie’s & Pete’s, Noodle Den and the recently announced, Ballo.
“We are delighted to promote Chef Lyle to executive chef of SAHARA Las Vegas,” said Anthony Olheiser, SAHARA Las Vegas vice president of food and beverage. “He has been an integral member of our culinary team for the past three years and we’re thrilled to have him in this new role as we continue to expand and elevate our culinary portfolio.”
Kaku received his culinary arts training from the University of Hawaii and went on to begin his career in Las Vegas more than 20 years ago. He has since held prominent positions at award-winning restaurants and resorts across Las Vegas, Maui, New Orleans, and San Francisco, including Spago Maui, Hyatt Regency New Orleans and Fairmont San Francisco.
About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Prendi; The Tangier; and more.  Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas is home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, that gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.