selmin_takmakli“These recipes come from my family and are very special to me.
That’s why I cook with my heart and welcome sharing them with the world.”

Selmin Takmakli is the Executive Chef and one of the owners of IBO Steakhouse. Selmin was born and raised in Aydin, Turkey and moved to Izmir, Turkey in 1980. In Izmir, one of largest cities in Turkey, Selmin opened her own restaurants, “Kosem” in 1990 and “Kosem II” in 1991. The name “Kosem” means “My Corner” in English. Selmin moved to Las Vegas from Turkey in 1997 to continue her culinary career. Selmin worked at The Regent in Summerlin where she first met Ibo, The JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort and Spa, and the Mandalay Bay.
Her latest venture prior to starting IBO was working at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino for two years since it opened in 2006. With nearly two decades of restaurant experience, Selmin adds a very special touch to the menu at IBO. As a mother of two and a grandmother of three as well as sharing true family recipes, guests are truly served “mother’s cooking” at IBO.


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