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Penn National Gaming Lead Cook in East Chicago, Indiana


Don’t just work. Work Happy.

A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming 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

  • Provides fast, friendly, professional and responsive service to culinary team members and the restaurant service delivery team.

  • Adheres to established Ticket Time production standards.

  • Prepares food items per ticket order or production requirements including but not limited to soups, sauces, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, breakfast items and desserts according to established recipe standards.

  • Uses proper cooking methods, cooks to specifications and handles, stores and rotates food properly in accordance with established health and safety standards.

  • Calls ticket orders to cooks and coordinates food production to ensure timeliness.

  • Expedites completed orders off the line ensuring compliance with 2-Minute Food Delivery Standards.

  • Slices, dices, chops and prepares raw products.

  • Bakes, broils, roasts and steams meats, fish, vegetables and other foods as directed or required.

  • Carves meats, portions food on serving plates, adds gravies and sauces, and garnishes plates.

  • Maintains cleanliness of designated areas as directed in accordance with established health and safety standards.

  • Maintains par levels of operating supplies and food product for each workstation obtaining replacement stock from warehouse inventory in accordance with procedure.

  • Operates and maintains all equipment and utensils as required in accordance with established guidelines and safety procedures.

  • Assists with supervising Cooks in the absence of Supervisor/Manager.

  • Knows and promotes current casino events and programs and can give guests directions to all casino areas.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, holidays and fluctuating days off.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Five years prior experience as cook in a high-volume food service operation.

  • Must be able to work inside a kitchen 100% of shift.

  • Must be able to tolerate areas with extreme hot and cold temperatures.

  • Must be able to walk/stand 100% of shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, push a food cart with up to 100 pounds of cargo and possess the mobility and dexterity required.

  • Must possess the coordination to use kitchen tools and utensils.

  • Possess knowledge of culinary tools (knives).

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, crouch, kneel, push, pull or climb a ladder to access equipment as necessary from storage areas.

  • Must have knowledge of kitchen sanitation, operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of food preparation techniques. Knowledge of weights, measures and recipe yield.

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English and must be able to effectively communicate with peers.

  • Must be able to respond to visual and oral cues.

  • Ability to sustain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service skills.

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.

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

Location US-IN-East Chicago

Posted Date 9 months ago (4/29/2019 1:25 PM)

Job ID 2019-61931

Casino Property Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage