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A father-son success story: Culinary Arts graduates thriving in Las Vegas restaurant scene

Roy and Tayden Ellamar, who both graduated from the Hawai'i CC Culinary Arts program, are featured in an article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Just in time for father's day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is featuring a story on a father-son duo who both graduated from Hawai'i Community College's Culinary Arts program and who are finding success in Las Vegas.

Roy Ellamar has his name on Harvest by Roy Ellamar, a restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Tayden Ellamar is master cook at Joel Robuchon, the only restaurant in Las Vegas with three Michelin stars, according to the article.

Tayden moved to Las Vegas in 2012 and works at what is akin to a temple of high-end French cuisine. The standards and expectations at a restaurant where prices for a la carte dishes range from $127 to $250, and the 18-course tasting menu is $445 per person, were daunting, but Tayden quickly became familiar with how to execute dishes precisely.