Great Oak Steakhouse Chef, Martin Venegas, preps a dish for guests

TEMECULA, Calif. — (May 22, 2017) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest resort/casino, hosts a food and beverage career fair Wednesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the resort’s Grand Ballroom. The resort/casino seeks candidates for 56 restaurant and culinary positions needing to be filled before its more large-scale hiring events to staff current $285 million resort expansion. Applicants interested in working in Pechanga’s popular restaurant and culinary areas should bring a resume and come prepared to interview with any one of 13 restaurant or chef managers on the spot. Interviews will be conducted on a first come, first served basis.

Pechanga seeks qualified candidates to become line cooks, sushi cooks, kitchen supervisors, food servers, cashiers, hosts and hostesses, restaurant bussers and restaurant attendants. Pechanga is rated an Employer of Choice. Its management is also committed to hiring military veterans, a pledge proudly promulgated on the resort’s careers website. Starting pay for entry level positions is Calif. minimum wage. There are several supervisory, as well as restaurant and culinary management positions open currently at Pechanga.

Last year PRC had an average of 173 positions posted monthly and hired 806 new team members. Pechanga last year received over 6,300 applicants. The resort casino, rated the No. 1 casino in the United States by USA Today, proves popular with prospective employees because of its competitive pay and unmatched benefits. Pechanga Resort & Casino currently employs 4,100 people, many of whom receive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, 401(k) matching, free health screenings, full college tuition reimbursement, longevity and merit bonuses, team member celebrations and incentives, accruing paid time off, free meals, on-site parking, ridesharing incentives, on-site fitness center, free personal improvement and career development and more.

Pechanga management will be hiring another 750 team members to staff its ongoing $285 million resort expansion. Look for updates on expansion hiring.

Statewide unemployment numbers released May 19 by the Economic Development Department show California already enjoyed a 4.8-percent unemployment rate in April, down from 5.5-percent in April 2016. The leisure and hospitality sector in California gained the most jobs of any sector in March – 7,400. However, the state still ties Virginia for 37th highest unemployment rate nationally. Riverside County’s unemployment rate in April was 4.9-percent.