Penn National Gaming Culinary Apprentice in Riverside, Missouri


Penn National Gaming has thrilled and entertained guests since 1971 when it all began as a horse racing venue. From a single race track, we have grown to be one of the nation’s largest gaming companies, operating properties that offer broad and diverse gaming and pari-mutuel wagering experiences. PENN is dedicated to becoming the undisputed leader in guest service by offering a Red Carpet experience for each and every guest.

Your daily responsibilities include

The Culinary Apprentice will gain on-the-job training combined with classroom instruction. The Apprentice will be trained and rotated throughout all of the culinary operations and will have the opportunity to learn the job duties and functions of each position during their rotations. He/she will also gain knowledge of the responsibilities that go along with the hotel/hospitality business. Throughout the three-year program, the Culinary Apprentice will gain the culinary techniques and skills needed in the culinary/hospitality profession. It is our intention to move the apprentices quarterly, this may be accelerated or slowed dictated by business demand.

  • Practice professionalism and quality in serviceUnderstand the requirements for proper sanitation and improve and maintain standards

  • Gain an understanding in using and maintaining of foodservice equipment

  • Learn specific culinary styles and methods

  • Become familiar with each kitchen and the job duties for each area

  • Become knowledgeable with the assigned kitchens’ functions and the operations involved in hotel/hospitality culinary area

  • Help prepare food items as instructed

  • Cook and prepare food products including cutting, trimming, chopping, slicing, carving, mixing, cooking, sautéing, grilling, frying, broiling, baking, and steaming and application of other preparation techniques as required for preparation of food for venues serviced directly from the kitchen

  • Maintain freshness of food items by rotating items as needed and maintaining items at appropriate temperatures

  • Perform tasks to ensure an attractive and safe physical appearance of working areas including cleaning and sanitizing all areas

  • Follow company procedures for preparing recipes and products

  • Prepare, display or serve food products as necessary including retrieving, arranging, garnishing, setting up, displaying, carving and serving.Safe and efficient use of all kitchen equipment.

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

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and currently enrolled in the JCCC culinary program to be eligible for Apprenticeship

  • After accepting an apprentice position, students will be required to maintain a passing average, and be enrolled in a culinary practicum to be retained as an apprentice.

  • It is important for the students success that they are comfortable with Microsoft Office. Excel, Word, Outlook, and Publisher are a part of the industry and as a training chef you will be expected to organize spreadsheets (log book and recipes), write letters, layout buffet line diagrams, and communicate via email.

Something to leave you with

If you’re truly committed to a red-carpet service culture, then you need a team that is just as dedicated in pursuing that vision. Penn National Gaming is the place where we empower our cast members to deliver that WOW factor to our guests and in turn we will provide them an opportunity to build an “A” list career portfolio. You will soon understand why “It’s Good To Be PENN!”

Job ID 2018-49774

Casino Property Argosy Casino Riverside

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage