FLIGHTS was founded with FUN in mind. Restaurantuer, Alex Hult, and his wife, Sarah Hult, created this concept on a vacation to Hawaii in search of the perfect flight of cocktails. FLIGHTS is a comfort food tapas style restaurant with an incredible cocktail program. Excellent food that's made for sharing, combined with our flight attendant servers and aviation themed decor, makes FLIGHTS a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is both delicious AND entertaining. Stop in for triple the fun at FLIGHTS!
Kyle Kingrey, the former Corporate Chef to Chris Santos and Tao Group, as well as the chef at Lavo restaurant in Las Vegas is joining forces with Alex and Sarah Hult, the co-owners of Flights to re-invent and further develop the company's food program.
Kingrey began his culinary career in the kitchen at the age of 16 as a dishwasher and prep cook in Asheville, NC, before becoming the line cook at Beno's Cabin in Beaver Creek CO. By the age of just 20, Kingrey had refined his craft under such accomplished chefs as Hans Lentz, Jurgen Knorr and Francois Ternes. At 25, Kingrey assumed his first Executive Chef position for the opening of Mountain Air Country Club in the mountains of North Carolina.
After stints at Starr Boggs in Westhampton Beach, Villa Madeleine in St. Croix USVI, and The Buccaneer Resort, Kingrey moved to New York City where he landed a job as a Chef/Partner at Vespa.
After debuting Vespa to 5-star reviews in 2008, Kingrey helped to open Lavo at the Palazzo, followed by the M Resort and then Fornelleta at the Borgata in Atlantic City. He then worked with Chris Santos to open Vandal NYC and Beauty & Essex in Las Vegas and Hollywood.
In 2013, Kingrey joined the Thomas Lee Management Group as a consultant for Seven Stars Resort in Turks & Caicos and subsequently returned to Beauty & Essex four years later to oversee the restaurant at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas as well as Hollywood.