A group of local chefs and colleagues have organized a tribute to the life of Bobby Silva, who passed away suddenly on March 23. The event is set for April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Vegas Test Kitchen adjacent to Fergusons Downtown and all proceeds will benefit the memorial fund and Silva’s family.

Tickets are $125 including all food and drinks and are available at secretburger.com. Additional donations to the memorial fund can be made at this Gofundme link.

From the event announcement: “His own hashtag, #bobbysworld, told you when you were experiencing something through his senses. Monday will be our way of giving back and speaking to those same experiences, sharing of him and our interactions, and letting the world know just how much we were influenced by the man, the chef, the friend, the father, and more. Let’s celebrate the legacy he left behind with some of those he made the most impact on. Taste the dishes that inspired his colleagues or sip his favorite drinks. We are here tonight to raise a glass and send him off in the only way he deserves.”

Silva moved to Las Vegas from his native Southern California after high school and worked in the kitchens of many of the city’s top restaurants including RM Seafood, SushiSamba, Sake Rok, Momofuku, Hatsumi, and most recently as chef de cuisine at Sparrow + Wolf.

Among the chefs and friends participating and organizing the tribute are Brian Howard, Gary FX LaMorte, Justin Hall, Nicole Brisson, Shaun King, Brian Lhee, Sung Park, Bill Lee, Marc Marrone, Roy Ellamar, Johnny Church, Anthony Jamison, Alyssa Ocampo, David Cooper and others.

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