Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Cook 1- Final Cut - $500 SIGN ON BONUS - LIMITED TIME ONLY

Location US-IN-Lawrenceburg
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Food & Beverage



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, 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

  • Responsible for safe and efficient production of food products, including quality and quantity control, par levels, food storage, product rotation, cutting, slicing, sauté, frying, mixing, grilling, etc. 
  • Assists in creation of specials/menu items, plating guides and procedures, line checks, inventory, inventory control, and takes a leadership role in the kitchen operation. 
  • Assists with set up and operation of multiple outlets in Hollywood Casino; coaches Cook Level 2 and 3 for cross utilization of labor and upward mobility opportunities. 
  • Produces stocks, soups, and sauces as part of preparation of daily food (meal period) service. 
  • Follows SOPs and production list to meet required par levels and specifications for assigned station or duties at Hollywood Casino.
  • Maintains Board of Health sanitation standards, kitchen and personal hygiene and cleanliness, as well as food service techniques and safety, all with regard to the safe handling of food products for guests’ consumption.
  • Displays knowledge of all emergency procedures.
  • Communicates on a consistent basis with supervising chef, keeping them abreast of all department activities, and ensures that kitchen and equipment are in good working order and that the work area is clean and hazard-free.
  • Notifies supervising chef immediately if kitchen and equipment are not in good, safe working order. - Works efficiently with co-workers in any kitchen environment. 
  • Provides positive communication and uses Red Carpet Service skills with every patron and co-worker. 
  • Performs duties in a safe manner; reports any potential safety hazards to management staff. 
  • Performs any reasonable, temporarily assigned job duties outside the position’s job description where, in the Company’s judgment, those duties are necessary in the interest of efficiency, productivity, or guest service.

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

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED required. College degree or Culinary Arts degree is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of fine dining experience consisting of a la carte recipe production, plating, and coordination to specification in a high-volume gourmet setting working as sauté/broiler/expo preferred. 
  • Advanced Cook knowledge and experience required.
  • Fine steakhouse experience preferred. Experience in banquet production preferred. 
  • Experience in the use of kitchen equipment such as knives, stoves, ovens, fryers, steamers, choppers, grinders, mixers, sealers, braziers, tilt kettles, etc. Serve-safe certified preferred. 
  • Must be able to read, write legibly, understand, and speak English. 
  • Ability to tolerate second-hand smoke, noise, and bright lights. 
  • Ability to work at a fast pace in often crowded/noisy environment.
  • Must meet professional appearance standards as prescribed by company policy. 
  • Available to work required schedule which may include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.
  • The position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., push or pull 150 to 250 lbs. on a pushcart, and enter walk-ins of -10 degrees to 140 degrees FaHRenheit with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to handle heat from cooking appliances, glassware, and washing machines.
  • Requires normal or corrected vision range, with the ability to distinguish letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Ability to stand for duration of shift, walk frequently, bend and/or reach to a height of 6 feet with or without assistance (stand, sit, walk, lift, reach, push, pull, grasp).

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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