Penn National Gaming Executive Chef in Joliet, Illinois


Don’t just work. Work Happy.

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


Manage and oversee food storage, preparation and production, menu creation and determine efficient use of food items. Responsible for designing and coordinating menus for all restaurant facilities and banquet facilities. Responsible for all food related costs and other cost associated with the foodservice operations on property. Responsible for facility maintenance with the food and beverage areas. Effectively manage the foodservice staff and ensure Red Carpet Readiness.


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

  • Manage employees engaged in food preparation and production.

  • Review preparation and production procedures to ensure proper holding/heating temperatures, rotation, flavor, texture and presentation of food for all outlets.

  • Review and update usage, guest count and revenue reports to recommend changes in the menu, staffing, production or methods.

  • Ensure proper education and training of staff on safe handling, preparation, production and presentation methods.

  • Review beginning and ending inventories to determine best usage of food item to minimize spoilage.

  • Investigate, research and recommend menu changes.

  • Work with the Purchasing Manager to research availability of new food items.

  • Monitor all departmental expenses (food cost, labor and other expenses) to ensure compliance with budget.

  • Participate in planning and formulating the departmental budget.

  • Review staffing and departmental scheduling to ensure proper customer service and that production levels are maintained.

  • Control food production to maintain budgeted food cost.

  • Manage all aspects of Utility/Cleaners employees to maintain a clean, sanitary work environment. This includes scheduling, product use and staffing.

  • Maintain a well-informed staff by conducting quarterly department meetings, daily staff meeting, and newsletters or posting in the department.

  • Monitor all coaching and counseling to assure consistency and timely completion.

  • Monitor and review all performance reviews for all employees to assure accuracy and timely distribution.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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


Equivalent to a college education with a thorough knowledge of culinary arts. 9 –10 years food preparation experience is preferred. This position is responsible for providing a high level of guest service and promoting a positive attitude to create a fun and entertaining experience for our guests and cast members. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must understand and speak the English language.


The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee requires manual dexterity to operate all necessary equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs occasionally. Some work involves contact with cleaning products and chemicals.

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 2018-48505

Casino Property Hollywood Casino Joliet

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage