Penn National Gaming CHEF DE CUISINE - BUFFET in Kansas City, Kansas


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A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway 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

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is currently looking for a Room Chef for our Buffet.


  • Provide friendly, fast, and helpful customer service, through the consistent practice and delivery of Red Carpet Customer Service to all guests and team members.

  • Understand and adhere to disciplinary policies including but not limited to counseling team members and the use of progressive discipline.

  • Effectively manage departmental expenses including effectively and efficiently managing labor costs and staffing objectives while achieving guest satisfaction.

  • Meet department uniform, appearance and grooming requirements. This includes purchasing and wearing slip resistant safety shoes when performing all job duties.

  • Perform all job duties in a safe and responsible manner.

  • Work with Executive Chef to develop/oversee plans for controlling budgeted food and labor costs.

  • Assist with menu development: present new ideas and create kitchen organization for successful execution.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to freshly prepared foods and superior food quality.

  • Assist with the training and development of culinary staff, both sous chef and team members.

  • Assist with food cuttings on new products, and include the Executive Chef, Director of Food and Beverage and the Purchasing Manager.

  • Develop working knowledge of all food outlets, menu preparation as well as presentation.

  • Assist with the development of recipes, cooking procedures and food presentation.

  • Perform the functions of any culinary task assigned within a kitchen.

  • Keep current on new market trends as well as new products.

  • Interview, select and train new team members.

  • Review, adjust and administer working schedules of team members.

  • Plan work processes and determine effective techniques or processes to be used by team members in the course of business.

  • Directly and indirectly supervise team members.

  • Understand and adhere to bargaining unit agreements.

  • Must adhere to regulatory, department and company policies.

  • Understand and adhere to bargaining unit agreements.

  • Perform other job related and compatible duties as assigned.

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.

  • Culinary or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four years progressively more challenging experience in a large volume, high quality food establishment preferred.

  • Advanced culinary training preferred

  • Knowledge of menu planning, soups, sauces, meat, poultry and seafood items is required

  • Knowledge of Food & Labor costs

  • Knowledge of the Stratton Warren System (SWS) preferred

  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills required

  • Ability to write recipes preferred

  • Must be able to perform Ala Carte/Short order cooking

  • Ability to cook all meal periods (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Ability to earn and maintain ServSafe certification

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 2018-52511

Casino Property Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage