A native Austrian, Gustav E. Mauler is President and CEO of Gustav International Chartered, a restaurant, hospitality, management and consulting company specializing in multi-themed designs based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gustav Mauler joined the gaming industry in 1980 with the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1987, he moved to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During his tenure as Senior Vice President with Mirage Resorts, Mauler oversaw the development of a myriad of restaurants and lounges. He was responsible for planning and design of all food and beverage areas within Mirage Resorts.
Prior to the gaming industry, Mauler held various positions for Westin Hotels in Toronto, Seattle, Edmonton and Los Angeles. His culinary skills took him to Johannesburg, South Africa and around the world before settling down for the past 15 years in Las Vegas.
Gustav is a graduate of the Innkeeper School in Vienna and received his certification as one of fifty-four Master chefs in the United States from the American Culinary Federation.
In May 1993, he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also a member of the Chaine de Rotisseurs Gourmet Society, The American Culinary Federation and the Order of the Golden Torque.
Mauler was named one of the NRN fifty new players by Nation's Restaurant News Magazine in 1997, recognized as Nevada's Restaurateur of the Year in 1991, and presented with the 2000 Culinarian of the Year Award from the Food and Beverage Association, whose previous award recipients include Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.
In July 2001, Mauler was a guest chef on the ultra-luxury cruiseline Silversea's for a 7-day Mediterranean voyage on the ship Silver Wind, where he presented a 1-day cooking course for the ship's guests and staff.
A flamboyant personality, Gustav is a favorite on TV talk shows and news segments. Whether in-studio or on-site at his restaurants, Gustav's regular appearances (nine cooking shows in eight months) have made him the resident celebrity chef of Las Vegas, Fox 5 named Gustav their weekly Monday morning guest Chef. In addition, Gustav's monthly wine pairings dinners held alternately between OXO and Spiedini are sold-out affairs.
A community spirited business executive, Mauler and his staff regularly support non-profit events and educational activities within Nevada.
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