Want to know a little more? Here’s the chef behind our story about Spiedini, one of our Raves & Faves featured restaurants from The Food Channel’s Las Vegas tour.
A native Austrian, Gustav E. Mauler is President and CEO of Gustav International Chartered, a restaurant, hospitality, management and consulting company specializing in multi, themed designs based in Las Vegas, Nevada, operating three entities; Spiedini, Gustav’s Cigar Bar and Gustav’s Catering, a culturally diverse full-service catering division.
Gustav Mauler joined the gaming industry in 1980 with the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1987, he moved to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his tenure as Senior VP with Mirage Resorts, he oversaw the development, planning and design of all food and beverage areas along with a myriad of restaurants and lounges. The culinary genius behind Mirage Resorts, Gustav’s skills and knowledge influenced the changes of the hospitality industry in Las Vegas, paving the way for independent restaurateurs and celebrity chefs to come to the city.
Working with local authorities, he recommended food standards now in effect for the county. He has mentored numerous aspiring chefs who have gone on to become executive chefs at some of Vegas’ top properties and restaurants.
Gustav is a graduate of the Innkeeper School in Vienna and is one of few American Culinary Federation Certified Master Chefs in the United States. He was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Chef Gustav is a member of the Chaine de Rotisseirs Gourmet Society, The American Culinary Federation, and The Order of the Golden Tongue.
Accolades include Nation’s Restaurant News 1997 Fifty New Players, Nevada’s 1991 Restaurateur of Year, Food & Beverage Association 2000 Culinarian of The Year, The International Food & Beverage Forum 2006 Restaurateur of the Year, and the American Academy of Chefs 2007 Chef Good Taste Award – Western Region.
A highly sought after personality, Gustav makes appearances across the globe; performing cooking demonstrations or guest chefing on luxury cruise liners, at private estates, national food & wine events, educational & health institutions, major conventions and for charities. A flamboyant personality, Gustav is a favorite on TV talk shows and news segments. He can be seen on NBC TV-3 morning news the 2nd Sunday of each month.
The award winning chef is also an international design consultant for commercial and residential kitchens and dining rooms, as well as delivery, storage and preparation areas. He has consulted and designed over one hundred facilities worldwide with seventy percent of those in Las Vegas: including kitchens in the Treasure Island, The Mirage, The Bellagio and The Aladdin. Gustav has designed a variety of culinary spaces from intimate ‘show kitchens’ to mass production catering facilities.
Highly editorialized, Gustav was formerly a columnist for Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, the Food Editor for Las Vegas Magazine, and the Epicurean Editor for Vegas Essential Magazine.
Gustav was selected as one of the premiere Vegas chefs featured in the exclusive limited edition Chef Collector card series for the LVCVA –VEGAS ONLY! promotion published in Conde Nast’s Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines
A community spirited business executive, Mauler and his staff regularly support non-profit events and educational activities throughout Nevada. His humanitarian accolades include the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce 2002 Community Achievement Award-Tourism, the Shade Tree Shelter 2002 Star Award, the FIT 2008 Citizen of Distinction Award and the Vegas Dozen Distinction Award 2009.
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