JM Italian Steak House is inspired by Owner and renowned Chef, Jimmy Maddin. The inspiration came from
experiences he had at a young age. He was 7 years old when he always looked forward to carrying his Father's
horn to all the gigs! Jimmy had the opportunity to meet incredible folks and did not know who they really were
and what a profound effect they would have on his life. When he grew older, he understood they were Louie
Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Benny Carter, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, the list of incredibly talented
individuals is endless.
Jimmy did not realize at the time that all of these experiences were stimulating him to pursue a career as a Chef. His love of cooking came natural from hanging around all his Father's places; watching the kitchen staff cook and the guests enjoy the entire experience! At this young age, he witnessed everyone enjoying delicious food, great entertainment, and the camaraderie among the guests, musicians and entire staff. As young as 10 years old he had the opportunity to be the Chef a few times. Jimmy was making Pizza, different types of homemade pasta and whatever was on the menu. Grand Mother Bella taught Jimmy all of her pasta recipes. He has been using those same recipes for over 40 years. All pasta is made from scratch, and flour from Italy.
As Executive Chef at Caesars Palace, Jimmy had the opportunity to cook for all the people he met as a kid. He also had the golden opportunities to always share with his Dad who was currently performing and what he prepared for them. JM Italian Steak House is a time in history for Jimmy Maddin. He is so proud to surround the restaurant with photos of his Dad, his Dad's friends, and showcase the original Sax his Dad boughtin the late 1940s. A Selma Sax from France.
Thank you for sharing in the Jimmie/Jimmy lifetime story, a story of food, entertainment, and family! Jimmy and the entire staff welcome you and hope you enjoy your entire experience.