Cherokee, North Carolina

Chef’s Stage Buffet

South USA
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Caesars Entertainment Corporation


The 560-seat Chef’s Stage Buffet at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is situated in a prominent location adjacent to and lofted above the casino gaming floor, creating an iconic visual focus. The popular venue includes VIP dining and a variety of seating environments that range from intimate to dramatic.

“Fractured” is the theme carried throughout, expressed by colorful splintered glass features over the buffet, angular trapezoidal stone with wood privacy screen walls, and a mural wall of glass and stone. The rock fissure concept evolved from an overall casino design strategy to refer to the indigenous environment of weathered rock, winding streams, and mountain flora found in the resort’s picturesque Great Smoky Mountains setting.


NEWH Las Vegas 9th Annual HOSPY Award for Best Buffet, 2012