Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Lead Cook - Red Lotus

Location US-LA-Baton Rouge
Job ID
Casino Property
L' Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Food and Beverage



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At L'Auberge Baton Rouge 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

The Lead Cook is responsible for the preparation and presentation of all food items as called for by the menu, and for assisting the Sous Chef in the efficient operation of the kitchen and of assigned personnel. Prepares, seasons, and cooks/stir fry's in industrial woks all soups, meats, vegetables, fish, poultry, and other food items for consumption. Cooks, prepares, and arranges the food to make an appealing arrangement for guests. Ensures that guests have a favorable and authentic Asian dining experience. Mastery of preparation and cooking of Asian foods a must. Duties include cooking specialty foods, preparing meals quickly while ensuring quality is maintained and safety and sanitation guidelines are observed.


  • Deliver internal and external guest service ensuring every interaction. Provide especially timely & knowledgeable service.
  • Provides superior customer service, positively effects interactions with customers and employees, and has the resiliency to deal with difficult customers in all types of business conditions and the ability to work harmoniously with coworkers.
  • Assists all stations and respective lines as necessary.
  • Trains personnel to prepare foods.
  • Ensures that items are fully stocked and equipment is in good working condition.
  • Ensures the proper storing of any leftover foods 
  • Ensures the proper closing down of work stations.
  • Communicates effectively with "front-of-the-house" staff.
  • Reports all equipment for safety failures, hazardous areas and accidents.
  • Completes all assigned compliance training courses on time

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

  • This position operates in a working environment that is subject to varying levels of heat and noise. 
  • At times subjected to hazards, such as wet floors, and dangers associated with the use of heavy duty cutlery, knives and choppers.
  • Ability to inspect and maintain all areas for which responsible.
  • Ability to review and comprehend all necessary documentation.
  • Ability to use all equipment associated with the position, including, but not limited to, choppers, slicers, mixers and grinders.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently move around work area.
  • Ability to lift, move and push/pull up to 50 pounds throughout an 8-hour shift.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and all levels of employees.
  • Ability to observe and direct actions of subordinates.




  • Minimum 2 years high-volume professional cooking experience required, including: thickening techniques, soup and sauce classification and production, sauté, stir fry, pan frying, deep frying, grilling, broiling, roasting, steaming, braising & stewing, cold food production, and food presentation and garnishing standards.
  • Manages control and use of industrial woks and other common Asian cooking implements, not limited to, woks, fryers, rice cookers, steamers as well as all common professional cooking equipment found in a kitchen.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills with ability to cut/trim meat or carcasses. Experience in following and extending standardized recipes.
  • Experience in safe food handling, preventing food-borne illness, and sanitation techniques. Must be, or become, ServSafe certified (attend required class and pass test)

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



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