Chef Will Staten
Private Chef & Ragin’ Cajun Cookin’ (RCC) Founder, Will Staten, was raised by military parents and has lived across the globe, before finally settling down in “Sin City” Las Vegas, Nevada for the last 25yrs. Having worked in and opening restaurants as a line cook, food server and bartender, I also had the business expertise of owning and managing separate businesses for the last 20yrs. I have the experience to operate every part of an establishment, from FoH & BoH, to Leadership and Accounting skills. With extensive experience in the culinary field in a variety of positions, I have worked in and opened such places as Chili’s, Commander’s Palace LV, P.F. Chang’s at the Aladdin, Fat Tuesday’s in MGM, and even was a private and personal chef for clients in The Southern Highlands Country Club.
Starting in 2012, I launched my signature product line Dubs’ Rubs, which focuses on creating the best spice rubs, marinades, BBQ sauces, and hot sauces. That same year, RCC was founded as a component to add to the product line, but has since taken over as the vehicle that will propel all my culinary visions forward at a rapid rate. I am currently the Resident Chef at Williams-Sonoma in The District at Green Valley Ranch along with running my Private Chef and Catering business, RCC that will be launching Pop-Up events and Charity Fundraisers at local restaurants in 2017. While the Pop-Ups are a key component to the overall success, the ultimate dream (which is being worked on and financing sought after) is the food truck that shall launch in the summer of 2017, and will also culminate into the vision of a restaurant in the future.
After implementing the concept of Dubs’ Rubs and RCC, I decided to open the doors to more corporate events, and cookery courses, which very quickly gained momentum. That momentum has opened the doors for me to shows like MasterChef & The Food Network, as well as speaking engagements and being featured on websites, local newspapers/magazines, and multiple media outlets. With that momentum, it further solidified my determination to turn the private chef and catering business, into a food truck dream that I could one day pass on to my daughter.
- Top 40 Contestant on MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay – January/February 2016
- Featured on “The MORE” Show in Las Vegas – June 2016
- Competed in the Taste of America Challenge in Recipe Category, where I placed 1st in ALL of Nevada – August 2016
- Named Chef’s Roll Ambassador – October 2016
- Official Hofbrauhaus Spokesperson for Las Vegas – October 2016
- Competed in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama, In the Recipe Category, where I placed in the Top 25 in The World – November 2016
I specialize in Cajun Cuisine, but am experienced and proficient in Italian, American, Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, and Soul Food Cuisines with skill sets ranging from developing menus and recipe concepts, to running cooking parties and creating unforgettable dining experiences for large parties.
Chef Will "Dubs" Staten
MasterChef Season… 7 Global Ambassador for Chef's Roll…1st Place World Food Champion in Nevada 2016… Owner of Ragin' Cajun Cookin' Services
TV Personality and Chef for All Occasions… Resident Chef at Williams-Sonoma
Global Ambassador for Chef's Roll
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