Native American Woman Leads Major Casino Food & Beverage Operation


Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest resort/casino, has just promoted Pam Toscano to the role of Vice President of Food & Beverage. Assuming the role overseeing the resort’s largest division with 1,200 team members, Toscano is described as a self-made woman who carved out her food and beverage career at the casino over the course of 20 years. She is one of more than one dozen team members still with the company since it opened in June of 1995.

‘I did everything that needed to be done, she recounts. ‘That included stocking shelves, emptying trash, assisting customers and a million other things. That was such a fun time, and I still have fun on the job. I love that food and cocktails bring people together to talk and celebrate.

As the new vice president, Pam Toscano oversees 11 dining outlets including the 454-seat buffet, the nine-station food court, as well as hotel catering, banquets and room service. One of her first major projects is supervising the renovation, enhancement and rebranding of Kelsey’s Sports Bar & Grill that begins in June.

Pam is a Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians member. ‘It’s amazing to see what our small tribe has accomplished in a short time span. I’m so honored to be a part of the growth and development that has allowed Pechanga to become a pillar of community and an entertainment beacon in Southern California.

by Andrea Gonzalez

posted 05/21/15

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