Chef Deden Putra becomes Pechanga Resort Casino’s new executive pastry chef

Chef Deden Putra is the new executive pastry chef at Pechanga Resort Casino. Valley News/Pechanga Resort Casino photo
TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino welcomes pastry and bread artist, cookbook author and well-known pastry chef Deden Putra as its new executive pastry chef. With more than 20 years of experience as a chef, Putra’s background in the culinary scene brings a diverse set of ideas and creations to the breads, pastries and confections served throughout Pechanga, according to the resort casino.At Pechanga, Putra said he will lead his team of 22 on a journey to find the freshest ingredients and add creative flair to some of the guest favorite pastry items.“It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. It’s about putting your mind into it and fine-tuning until you get what you want,” he said.Putra competed in several pastry competitions and won many awards throughout the
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