Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer Has Teamed Up With Vitalant To Offer A Two-Day-Only Blood Drive To Benefit Those In Need Across The Las Vegas Valley
Who: Shiraz Las Vegas, a Mediterranean and Indian restaurant spearheaded by Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer, is teaming up with Vitalant to offer a blood drive for those who are in need across the Las Vegas Valley. The restaurant stands by their mission to serve the community during these trying times by offering their lot space to recruit donors and collect donations to help patients counting on lifesaving blood, platelets, or AB Elite plasma.
What/When: The blood drive will take place on Fri., Mar. 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sat., Mar. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Shiraz Las Vegas restaurant, located at 2575 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Why: The blood drive will allow for nonprofits such as Vitalant to aid the community without interruption. There is a severe shortage due to an unprecedented number of drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
ABOUT SHIRAZ LAS VEGAS
Shiraz Las Vegas is proud to serve Halal-Indian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer and Owner Raja Abdul Majid. Located on 2575 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102, Shiraz is just three miles from the Las Vegas Strip. At Shiraz, the whole team takes pride in mesmerizing you with flavor that will delight your palate at pricing that can’t be beat. Lunch delivery is available Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner delivery is available Tuesday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. To stay up to date on the latest news and offerings, follow Shiraz on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT JAININE JAFFER
Jainine Jaffer, Executive Chef & Catering Specialist of Shiraz Restaurant, has had an insatiable love and passion for food, flavors and creativity from a very young age. She has always loved being in the kitchen and continuously dreamed of new recipes she would later bring to life.
She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas, where she mastered the art of French cuisine and technique along with the ability to refine and expand her current versatile culinary skill set. This ranges from savory to sweet, baking and pastry, mezze/tapas, vegan and vegetarian to fusion, and she is always hungry to try something new. Through her extensive travels, she became well-seasoned in many world cultures and foods, including Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Greek, Italian, Latin, Thai, Argentinian, Indo-Mex and more.
Chef Jainine extends her culinary passion to the community, serving as a Board Member for the Nevada Restaurant Association where she focuses on the ProStart program and on the Board for Flavors for Life organization to combat juvenile diabetes. She is also closely involved with the Women in Hospitality Initiative, aimed at bringing equality to women throughout all sectors of the hospitality and culinary communities and is the 2020 Silver State Award recipient for “Best Female Chef.”
Each dish that she makes is thoughtfully hand-crafted with her secret ingredients: Love & Dua!
Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.
To find a blood drive nearest you, like Vitalant of Southern Nevada on Facebook or follow them on Instagram or Twitter.
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