Meet Chef Jaimee Pepe of Twin Creeks Steakhouse

Being in the kitchen with mom and grandma brought the love of cooking to life for Chef Jaimee Pepe.

Originally from New Jersey, Pepe took to Las Vegas to pursue culinary education before heading to New York City to work as a sous chef at the Standard Hotel for four years. Pepe then returned to Las Vegas and became the executive sous chef at Giada’s on the Las Vegas Strip, helping to open Giada De Laurentiis’ chic restaurant in The Cromwell Hotel with Caesars Entertainment, before becoming the first female executive room chef at Twin Creeks Steakhouse at Silverton Casino.

Pepe goes on to say she, “Wouldn’t trade the hectic in your face environment for the world” during her time in New York.

“Out here, you’re more on a personal level with everybody, which is really cool. Vegas is a small town. Once you’re in it, you know everybody,” she continues.

The small town, everybody knows everybody, is exactly the feeling that is captured at Twin Creeks Steakhouse, which makes it the locals’ favorite that it is today.

Hear more about Chef Jaimee Pepe and the behind the scenes details that separate Twin Creeks Steakhouse from other Las Vegas steakhouses In this special bonus episode of Las Vegas Weekly’s Second Helping podcast.