Shelley Yu


Born in Jilin, China, Shelley Yu moved to Sichuan when she was merely three years old. In her early teenage years, she relocated to the U.S. and started her career in 2005 through a summer internship program with Caesars Palace, playing a crucial role in the opening of the Augustus Tower.

Shortly after graduation from the University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Yu re-joined the team at Caesars Palace. Ambitious and with a zest for learning and professional growth, Yu began cross-training in hotel operations, food and beverage, and casino operations. Her previous experience and familiarity with Hyakumi prepared her for the successful opening of Beijing Noodle No. 9 in December 2008.

“TEALEAVES knows the art of the tea and we are fortunate to have them as our partner. Their superior products, passion for tea, and great service are the reasons we have stayed loyal.”

Maintaining an emphasis on delivering quality and service to dining customers, Shelly Yu served as the Director of Asian dining for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and oversaw operations for Beijing Noodle No. 9, Hyakumi, and Empress Court restaurants. She also worked closely with Director of Restaurants Franck Savoy and the general managers at each restaurant to further develop food programs and options reflective of Caesars Palace’s world-class standards in dining operations.

“Yu brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Asian dining and cuisine,” says Christophe Jorcin, Vice President of Food and Beverage at Caesars Palace and Rio. “She is very knowledgeable in all facets of culinary and property operations and dedicated to providing first-class service and preserving the authenticity and integrity within our Asian food operations.”

In her previous positions, she had taken on the roles of General Manager of Beijing Noodle No. 9, Hyakumi, and Empress Court restaurants, Front Desk Manager, and Assistant Telecommunications Manager. Yu also held several positions with Hilton Hotels in Houston and participated in the internship program at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Yu currently acts as the General Manager at the ultimate destination for Japanese cuisine in Las Vegas, Shibuya at the MGM Grand. In addition to her passion for the culinary arts, Yu enjoys travelling, dining out, and is a self-proclaimed professional shopper.

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