TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 17, 2015) – Jean-Jacques Granet, an acclaimed pastry chef who has worked on three continents, has been named Executive Pastry Chef at Pechanga Resort & Casino. After spending nearly 15 years as pastry chef at two of the most prestigious luxury resorts in Las Vegas, Granet is happy to call Southern California home. Read More
TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – If a night of sampling gourmet cuisine from the area’s top chefs sounds like the idea of a good time, The So Cal Chef Open in Temecula is the place to be on Monday, October 20.
Happening inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom, foodie festival goers can experience intense flavors and fresh ingredients in dishes made by 12 culinary experts. Attendees will be able to sample their way around the room as they vote for their favorite chef and favorite dish of the night. The chefs and their dishes will also be scored by a panel of celebrity judges including Steve Cazel (“Cutthroat Island,” “Survivor”), Amanda Colello (“Hell’s Kitchen”), Comedian Rocky Osborn (Aces Comedy Club) and last year’s “Judges Pinnacle Award” winner, Chef Steve Stawinski (Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grille).
This foodie experience starts at 4:30p.m. and has historically hosted more than 400 guests. Entry is $45 online or at the door, or $35 if purchased from participating restaurants. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings from all food vendors. For tickets or more information, call Oak Grove Center at
(951) 677-5599 or visit www.oakgrovecenter.com and click on “Events.” Read More
Pechanga’s Award-Winning Great Oak Steakhouse features specials for the holidays
TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 12, 2013) – Families and friends around the world come together on Christmas to share a meal and to celebrate the holiday season. Guests throughout Southern California and beyond can do the very same thing while enjoying gourmet fare on Christmas at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Six of the resort’s 11 restaurants will feature delectable dining specials on December 25. The globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s Bar & Grill, Journey’s End at Journey at Pechanga golf course and the Pechanga Café feature delectable choices for diners to make this a memorable and delicious Christmas. The hardest part may be choosing which restaurant to visit. Read More