November 1, 2023

Resorts World Las Vegas to Welcome Jeremy Ford’s Michelin-Starred Restaurant, Stubborn Seed, Summer 2024

2022 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist and Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13 winner, Jeremy Ford, will bring his coveted Miami-based restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time

Stubborn Seed Tasty Dish

LAS VEGAS, NV (Nov. 1, 2023)Resorts World Las Vegas announced today the addition of Stubborn Seed, the acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13 champion, Jeremy Ford, and award-winning restaurant group, Grove Bay Hospitality Group, coming to the resort in Summer 2024. Making its debut on the famed Las Vegas Strip, Stubborn Seed will bring Chef Ford’s unwavering passion, offering guests a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Marking its second location, Stubborn Seed at Resorts World Las Vegas will take guests on an extraordinary culinary journey as Chef Ford brings his impeccable talents to the luxury resort. The coveted Miami Beach-based restaurant will boast a chef-forward tasting menu, featuring seasonal and locally inspired ingredients brought to life by Chef Ford’s brashly creative cooking. A stellar beverage program with innovative cocktails will round out the dining experience.

“We are dedicated to bringing the best culinary experiences to our guests at Resorts World Las Vegas and are thrilled for the opportunity to welcome Chef Ford and his highly acclaimed restaurant to the property,” said Peter LaVoie, President of Resorts World Las Vegas. “Stubborn Seed holds a reputation for impeccable dining and we cannot wait to introduce its Michelin-starred cuisine to the Las Vegas market.”

Stubborn Seed has earned one Michelin star two years in a row, ever since the Michelin Guide launched its inaugural awards in Florida in 2022. The flagship location was created six years ago by Chef Jeremy Ford and local Miami hospitality players, Francesco Balli and Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, the co-founders and CEOs behind Grove Bay Hospitality Group, which also owns and operates other celebrated restaurants in Miami. Stubborn Seed at Resorts World Las Vegas marks the team’s first foray out of the South Florida market.

“We are immensely proud of the reception both the public and critics has given Stubborn Seed since its inception in 2017,” said Ignacio Garcia-Menocal. “Las Vegas is a dynamic city and the Resorts World property is an iconic resort on the Strip, adds Francesco Balli. We are excited to bring Chef Ford’s culinary creations to the city that never sleeps.”

Located within The District just off of Conrad’s main porte cochere, this culinary hotspot promises a memorable setting for any occasion.

“I’m very excited to bring Stubborn Seed and its tasting menu concept to Las Vegas,” says Jeremy Ford. “I have so much respect for the local produce, culture and all the amazing chefs around the area and I can’t wait to start creating memorable dishes at our new restaurant.”

Stubborn Seed at Resorts World Las Vegas will offer guests an exceptional dining experience, showcasing Chef Ford’s culinary mastery and dedication to delivering elevated flavors and artful presentations. The restaurant’s launch in 2024, in tandem with the hotel’s three-year anniversary, will undoubtedly generate excitement among food enthusiasts and critics alike.

For more information about Stubborn Seed and its upcoming opening at Resorts World Las Vegas, please visit and follow on Instagram: @stubborn_seed.

About Resorts World Las Vegas
Since opening in 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas has become the premier destination on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed by Genting Berhad, a publicly traded Malaysian corporation registered with the Nevada Gaming Commission, the $4.3 billion resort is dedicated to providing guests with a one-of-a-kind luxury experience, complete with exceptional service, exquisite design and unparalleled amenities. In a partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Resorts World Las Vegas integrates three of Hilton’s premium brands into its resort campus. With over 3,500 guest rooms and suites, featuring modern design and luxurious touches, the property consists of Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World, the resort’s full-service brand; Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World, Hilton’s lifestyle luxury brand; and LXR, Hilton’s network of independent luxury properties, which operates as Crockfords Las Vegas, Genting’s internationally renowned ultra-luxury brand. The fully integrated resort boasts a wide range of world-class amenities and services including a 117,000 square foot state-of-the-art fully cashless casino floor, a 5,000 capacity theatre featuring the industry’s top headlining talent, distinct day and nightlife venues, a curated retail collection featuring designer and boutique shops, a stunning 27,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, over 50 food and beverage offerings from across the globe and more. Resorts World Las Vegas has ushered in a new world for luxury resorts, and invites guests to indulge with friends. Resorts World Las Vegas is Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide while all three hotel brands are LEED Gold Certified.  For more information, please or find us on  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Founded in 2010, Grove Bay Hospitality Group is a Miami-based, award-winning, restaurant group that creates innovative and memorable dining experiences through its critically-acclaimed restaurants. Voted one of South Florida Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in 2022, Grove Bay is led by three partners, Co-Founders/CEOs Francesco Balli and Ignacio Garcia-Menocal and COO Eddie Acevedo, who bring decades of combined hospitality experience to the group’s collective of unique venues. Grove Bay is home to Michelin-starred restaurant Stubborn Seed in Miami Beach, a partnership with Top Chef winner and James Beard Award semifinalist Jeremy Ford. In 2020, Grove Bay partnered with renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson to open Red Rooster Overtown. Grove Bay also owns and operates Stiltsville Fish Bar, Root & Bone Miami and Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar with Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis; and Glass & Vine in Coconut Grove. In summer 2022, Grove Bay opened Bayshore Club, a stunning open-air waterfront restaurant in Coconut Grove, and The Hangar, a private event space located next to Bayshore Club, all part of the Grove’s Regatta Harbour project. In early 2023, Grove Bay opened Beauty & the Butcher in Coral Gables, partnering once again with Chef Jeremy Ford.

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