TEMECULA, Calif. — (Dec. 21, 2016) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest resort-casino and voted No. 1 casino in the country by USA Today, is expanding its food & beverage operations leadership by welcoming Jeffrey Goldstein as the new director of food and beverage. In this position, Jeffrey will be responsible for the operation of our current food and beverage outlets and contribute to the successful launch of the new restaurant and food and beverage projects. In addition, Jeffrey will work closely with the culinary team to enhance current menus and future food offerings.
Jeffrey Goldstein has decades of international and domestic resort operation and hospitality experience, fulfilling roles in New York City, the Bahamas, Las Vegas, Singapore, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, Portugal, St. Lucia, and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Working for a handful of world-class, luxury properties, Jeffrey’s top accomplishments include:
- Developing Murray’s Deli on the marina dock for Atlantis Resort & Casino as well as contributing to the grand opening team’s success with the launch of 12 food and beverage outlets, numerous bars and nightclubs and the recognizable Royal Towers, over a three-day gala weekend.
- Consulting to the re-design, team training, marketing, and re-launch of a struggling restaurant concept for the landmark Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
- Twice with the flagship all-inclusive Beaches Resort Villages & Spa, launching the Italian Village and operations for 16 restaurants and 17 bars as well as successfully developing and launching Krave restaurant at the Estate in the uber-luxe Grace Bay Club, both in the Caribbean’s Turks & Caicos islands.
- Developing and operations for 4-resorts on the south coast of Portugal.
The current $285 million resort expansion set to open at the end of 2017 includes the addition of two new dining options. Jeffrey will be responsible for developing, launching and establishing these restaurants to integrate them into the fleet of Pechanga’s 11 existing AAA Four Diamond culinary options. Also included in Pechanga Resort & Casino’s expansion are 568 additional rooms and suites, 70,000 additional square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, a luxury, two-story spa and salon, a four-acre resort pool complex with eight new pools, and a 2,400-space parking garage opening next week on December 23.
Jeffrey is from New York City, has been happily married for 18 years and is a proud father of two beautiful children.