Stephen Hopcraft

AGE: 40

HOMETOWN: Cleveland, OH – currently resides in Las Vegas, NV

PROFESSION: Executive Chef, Seablue at the MGM Grand

CULINARY EDUCATION: AOS, California Culinary Academy in San Francisco

FAVORITE RECIPE: Agholitti, a small pasta filled with goat cheese tossed in olive oil and tomato water.

Over-the-top and without a filter, Stephen has spent more than 12 years establishing new restaurants nationwide for award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. Currently the Executive Chef at Mina’s Seablue, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, he has also worked alongside other high-profile chefs including Thomas Keller and Charlie Trotter. A proud father of 14-month-old twins, Stephen’s style is all about putting a playful twist on classic dishes to create cutting-edge food.

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