Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises has promoted Joseph Albanese to vice president of food and beverage at Foxwoods Casino Resort.

Albanese’s responsibilities will include the development and management of all F&B budgets; management of F&B team training; monitoring of safety and health compliance; development of new F&B concepts and menus; selection of all F&B products and equipment; and providing regular and strategic counsel to the operations department regarding analyses of operating results, costs, budgets, and forecasts.

Albanese joined Foxwoods in 2008 as director of beverage operations, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of beverage operations for the property’s 30-plus dining, lounge, club, and bar venues. In 2010, Albanese was promoted to Foxwoods’ acting vice president of food and beverage.

Noting it has been a great honor to be part of the Foxwoods F&B team; Albanese said he is “looking forward to continuing the pursuit of excellence and ensuring that our guests are treated to the exceptional customer experience for which Foxwoods is known.”

Prior to joining Foxwoods, Albanese held director of beverage operations positions for Gaylord Entertainment Company in Nashville, Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and MGM Mirage in Las Vegas. He received his sommelier training from the Court of Master Sommeliers.