Penn National Gaming Cook II in Joliet, Illinois


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A career in gaming? Hollywood Casino Joliet 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


Perform duties to prepare and cook foods such as meats, entrees, soups and other dishes of medium complexity according to standard recipes. Transport, dish up, plate and present food products for menus to include various cooking methods, broiling, roasting, sauté, poaching, braising, boiling and ala minute cooking in order to assist in reaching profitability, guest satisfaction, workforce strength and compliance goals. Oversee activities of Cook III’s and maintain a clean food preparation area.


  • This position is responsible for providing a high level of customer service and promoting a positive attitude to create a fun and entertaining experience for our guests and Cast members.

  • Check and ensure adequate supply of foods and seasonings.

  • Check that food is properly prepared for cooking and serving.

  • Prepare foods items of medium complexity according to directions.

  • Have the ability to correctly work most cooking equipment.

  • Ensure cleanliness of food preparation areas.

  • Provide guidance to Cook III’s as necessary.

  • Follow safety rules and keep work area clean and orderly.

  • Break down workstations, clean and restock.

  • Have the ability to correctly work all cooking stations in your assigned work area.

  • Follow sanitation procedures as instructed by the local health department.

  • Open food service outlets in a timely fashion as instructed.

  • Communicate with guests, colleagues, and management in a polite, professional manner and always practice Red Carpet service training.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Hollywood from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Cast members with irregular attendance will be subject to Hollywood disciplinary action procedures up to and including termination of employment.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required along with thorough knowledge of cooking techniques. 2 – 3 years experience in food preparation is preferred. This position is responsible for providing a high level of customer service and promoting a positive attitude to create a fun and entertaining experience for our guests and Cast members. Must be able to understand and speak the English language.

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 2017-45959

Casino Property Hollywood Casino Joliet

Position Type Regular Part-Time

Category Food and Beverage