05 June 2019 | News
Mr. Petell brings to Jamul Casino a wealth of experience and best practices.
Jamul Casino has announced that it has welcomed Benjamin Petell as its new Director of Food & Beverage/Retail. A seasoned expert, he brings fifteen years of experience managing large-scale resort amenities and food & beverage operations. At Jamul Casino, Mr. Petell is now responsible for the overall retail and food & beverage operations of the casino's seven distinct restaurants. Last year, the restaurants at Jamul Casino earned two San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego's Best Readers' Poll awards, including Best Entertainment Venue and Best Sports Bar, and the wine list at Prime Cut, the casino's fine dining steakhouse, was honored with the Wine Spectator 2018 Award of Excellence.
Mr. Petell brings to Jamul Casino a wealth of experience and best practices. In his previous position as the Director of Beverage at Pechanga Resort Casino, he had oversight of a fourteen-person leadership team and three hundred team members for fifteen bars, including several nightlife venues, and a theatre. He has also overseen operations for a 1,065-room hotel, including beverage, valet, bell desk, concierge, three restaurants, and a pool. In this position, he designed and implemented restaurant concepts and other resort amenities, resulting in a six-figure increase in operating income. Mr. Petell earned his bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in business from the University of Rhode Island.
President and General Manager of Jamul Casino, Mary Cheeks, states, "I knew of Ben's excellent reputation, his success, and his leadership development, and I identified him as the perfect fit for this position. Jamul Casino is planning extraordinary new offerings, and Ben's talent is timely."