HENDERSON, Nev. – Rainbow Club Casino and Emerald Island Casino are both pleased to announce that Scott Pajak has been named as the new culinary director at both properties. Pajak first joined Rainbow Club Casino when it re-opened in September 2020 as the head chef of the Triple B restaurant located inside. His new role as culinary director expands to both casino properties and includes creating menus and daily specials, specialty night dishes and cultivating relationships with local vendors to help ensure good prices.
“We are happy to name Scott Pajak as our new culinary director,” said Tim Brooks, co-owner of Rainbow Club and Emerald Island Casinos. “Scott has been a part of our team since we opened in 2020 and is not only highly experienced but has a reputation for excellence that travels all the way from the kitchen to the casino and back. We are pleased to have him serving in this new leadership role and I look forward to Scott’s abilities to push quality and customer service to new heights.”
Prior to his role now, Pajak worked for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse on the Las Vegas Strip for 18 years. His experience in the culinary arts began when he worked at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand as a line cook. Pajak eventually worked his way up to be sous chef, and then later worked for Lagasse’s Stadium at the Venetian as chef de cuisine until it shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Pajak is actively involved in the community and a member of Clark County School District’s Create a Change Now Program which aims to help students make healthier food choices. He is also a long-standing member of the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada where he donates his time to help raise money by preparing dinners that are auctioned at events.
Pajak is a graduate from the University Nevada, Las Vegas, culinary arts program and was named as a winner in season 13, episode 5 of Chopped. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Pajak moved to Las Vegas in 1997. In his personal time, he enjoys golfing, watching sports and spending time with his three children.