Penn National Gaming Pastry Chef in Columbus, Ohio


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A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino at Columbus we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include


The following and other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Supervises all bakery employees through guiding, counseling and training them in the proper performance of their duties per the company employee development standards

  • Develops and presents creative “out of the box” dessert selections for special themed events and new outlet menu development

  • Orders all raw materials needed per established company product standards

  • Maintains production at required volume levels

  • Originates recipes and issues recipes to bakers while ensuring that they are precisely followed

  • Minimizes waste and inspects all raw materials to ensure quality standards are met

  • Maintains an ongoing research and development agenda to ensure that any bakery trends and or new products are considered and brought to the attention of the culinary team

  • Maintains the bakeshop, all bakery display areas on both properties and equipment in a clean, sanitary and operational condition

  • Implements established safety policies and ensure they are followed.

  • Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory, departmental and company policies


This job may or may not have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Responsible for staff development and training programs.

  • Responsible for rewards and recognition program to maximize employee engagement.

  • Evaluates team members within department and delivers constructive feedback to employees in regards to performance.

  • Provides recommendation for staffing (including interviewing and hiring) and scheduling (planning, assigning and directing work) to meet business needs.

  • Manages work procedures and expedites workflow.

  • Provides recommendation for employee performance (disciplining, coaching, and counseling).

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in all phases of restaurant and hotel baking and pastry work, including artisan style bread production, ice cream, and sorbet production, sugar & chocolate work, centerpieces, high volume cake production, cake decorating and finishing skills are required

  • Must be able to work any day of the week and any shift

  • Must be able to get along with co-workers and lead a team by example, as well as work side by side with the team

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be able to respond calmly and make rational decisions when handling employee conflicts

  • Must be able to work inside and maneuver throughout the Bakery

  • Must be able to tolerate hot temperatures in excess of 200 degrees and extreme cold temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero

  • Must be able to lift pans of hot foods and bowls and trays of cold food

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, crouch, carry, pull, and stack oven racks, mixes, oven sheets, and other baking utensils within the Bakery

  • Must be able to read recipes, follow their directions, and re-write recipes to adjust to quantities required

  • Must be able to operate bakery equipment, such as, mixers, sheeters, ovens, conical rounders, roll make up equipment, automated dividers, batch freezers and proof boxes

  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English and speak distinctly and persuasively to others

  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2018-52478

Casino Property Hollywood Casino at Columbus

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage