ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (October 13, 2021) – Graton Resort & Casino has named William Becker as vice president of food and beverage. Becker will oversee all food, beverage and restaurant facilities at the 65-acre resort.
Becker joins the innovative Graton Resort & Casino team, which recently earned a Four Diamond rating from AAA for its superior service, helping establish the hotel as one of the most refined in the country. Becker comes to Graton Resort & Casino after an extensive career at Caesars Entertainment, Inc., where he held positions including vice president, food and beverage, and director of culinary operations. He was responsible for Caesars’ Las Vegas properties including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, LINQ, Flamingo and Cromwell. He also served as vice president of food and beverage at Pinnacle Entertainment. Becker began his career as executive chef at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
“William will spearhead culinary innovations at Graton and we’re excited to implement his strategy and expansion ideas in our restaurants and lounges,” said Lana Rivera, vice president and general manager at Graton Resort & Casino. “Graton Resort & Casino is a premier Sonoma County destination, and our guests enjoy the wine country experience they expect when they walk through our doors. William’s 20-plus years of experience helps us to continually exceed guest and team members’ expectations in food and beverage.”
“Graton Resort & Casino is truly a place where creativity in food and beverage can bloom and the team here is amazing,” said Becker. “I look forward to leading a new era of excellence for a destination that is already highly acclaimed for its dining, resort, gaming and amenities.”
Guests at Graton Resort & Casino have a complete range of dining options to satisfy every appetite, in addition to multiple lounges:
- 630 Park Steakhouse – fine-dining steak and seafood, with an extensive wine list
- Tony’s of North Beach and Tony’s Slice House – Italian fare with pastas, pizzas, antipasti, and salads all prepared from Tony’s famous recipes. Tony’s was recently awarded “Best Pizzeria in America” by Forbes.
- Daily Grill – classic, fresh American fare
- Boathouse Asian Eatery – fresh Asian cuisine
- Marketplace – fast casual dining
- Lounges and bars: Sky Lounge, G Bar, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, 8 Bar and 630 Park Bar(located in the 630 Park Steakhouse)
“We are so pleased to have William Becker join our wonderful team,” said Greg Sarris, tribal chairman for Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. “We have done an excellent job thus far earning us a Four Diamond rating and William Becker is the man who can take us even higher to the next level of excellent service.”
For more information on Graton Resort & Casino or to book a stay, visit www.gratonresortcasino.com.