As General Manager of Bouchon Bistro at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Josh Crain leads the restaurant with a wealth of experience drawn from his nearly two-decade tenure at Bouchon Bistro and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.
Josh graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1998, the same year Bouchon Bistro Yountville opened its doors, and two years later joined the team there. There, he rose to Chef de Partie and eventually to Chef de Cuisine, playing a crucial role in building Bouchon’s strong foundation in Yountville. While he was Sous Chef, Josh received one of Bertolli Olive Oil’s Sous Chef awards, an honor given to only ten sous chefs in the country, and was Chef de Cuisine during the Michelin visits that led to Bouchon Yountville receiving its first Michelin Star in 2007.
In 2013, Josh joined the Bouchon Las Vegas team as Chef de Cuisine, bringing a deep understanding of Bouchon’s sensibilities honed during his years in Yountville. Now in a new role, Josh looks forward to bringing his thorough knowledge of Bouchon and Chef Keller's service standards to new heights in the dining room.