Gaming and hospitality industry veteran Todd Parmelee has been named Golden Entertainment’s vice president of food and beverage operations.
He will be responsible for the business aspects of the almost 60 taverns the company operates under the PT’s Entertainment Group division and restaurants at the company's Pahrump casinos and the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland.
He is also expected to develop business strategies for restaurants in four additional Southern Nevada casinos that Golden Entertainment is acquiring from American Casino & Entertainment Properties. That acquisition, which requires regulatory approval, is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter.
Parmelee was most recently vice president of food and beverage for Benchmark, a Texas-based global hospitality company. He previously was regional director of operations for Cordish Companies’ “Live!” entertainment operations in St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.
He also spent three years as the beverage director at the Hard Rock Las Vegas and was vice president of tavern operations for PT’s Entertainment Group from 2007-13.
“We believe Todd Parmelee has the vast hospitality industry experience and background necessary to improve our existing food and beverage operations and lead the integration of our newest businesses,” Golden Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Steve Arcana said.