VIP Lounge | Las Vegas Pizza Festival

VIP Lounge

We have lined up the finest pizza chefs in the business for a one of a kind culinary experience. Experience pure pizza bliss with Las Vegas’ top pizza pizzaiolos. Must be 21+.

In addition to the VIP lounge, VIP tickets include early access to the event one hour before GA, complimentary beer and wine, and more culinary samples in the VIP lounge; access to air-conditioned and VIP restrooms, and pizza-themed merchants and artists.

(Chefs/restaurants are subject to change)  

Chef James Trees

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, James Trees’ culinary career began as a teenager at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Strip prior to attending the Culinary Institute of America, then rising through the ranks under chefs including Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, Eric Ripert, Heston Blumenthal, Akasha Richmond and Ray Garcia. He opened multiple restaurants across the US as Corporate Sous Chef for the Mina Group, and spent several seasons behind the scenes with Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. Esther’s Kitchen in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District is his first independent restaurant. Having succeeded with that beyond all expectations (even his own!), Chef Trees has followed that with two more concepts, the counter-in-the-sky 108 Eats at The Strat, and Ada’s, a place for pizza, ice cream and a cocktail in Tivoli Village.  

Ralph Perrazzo
Chef Ralph Perrazzo
Pastry Chef Benoit Cornet
PASTRY Chef Benoit Cornet
Italian Graffiti
Chef Marc Marrone
Chef Marc Marrone
Tapping into nearly 20 years of experience earned at world-class restaurants across the country, Chef Marc Marrone brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Nice Hospitality.

In 2019, he successfully launched two of his own original concepts, Graffiti Bao and Gemma Gemma Pizza, in Las Vegas. He merged companies with his now business partner, Reed Slobusky, in 2020. Together they own and operate SkinnyFats, Graffiti Bao in Las Vegas along with HallPass food hall and Snowmobile Pizza in Salt Lake City. Plans are underway to expand these concepts nationally, along with their other restaurant brands, SkinnyFATS and Italian Graffiti, under the newly formed Nice Hospitality.