Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Sous Chef

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



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At 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

  • Supervises food storage, preparation, production, and the Utility Staff to ensure safe, efficient, clean, and sanitary food handling in all Food and Beverage areas.
  • This position is responsible for providing a high level of customer service and promoting a positive attitude to create a fun and entertaining experience for our guests and team members.
  • Monitors all preparation and production procedures to ensure proper holding/heating temperatures, rotation, flavor, texture, and presentation of all food products.
  • Monitors break schedules, waste log sheets, food time and temperature log books, and MSDS books.
  • Conducts sanitation inspections to ensure that the staff is complying with all safe-handling procedures.
  • Expedites food orders, prepares, and produces food items as required.
  • Holds pre-shift meetings to keep team members well informed about work-related information.
  • Establishes production levels for each shift based on computer-generated guest levels.
  • Schedulea departmental staff for adequate coverage by following proper Union collective bargaining agreements and company guidelines.
  • Assists in the research and development of menu items.
  • Maintains the inventory of food products, organizes coolers and storerooms, and requisitions non-food supplies as needed.
  • Communicates with guests, colleagues, and management in a polite, professional manner and always practices customer service training. Works as part of a team and directs employees as a team.
  • Consistently follows through with the appropriate actions when asked to complete projects or tasks.
  • Ensures that team members follow recipes to exact standards; follows recipes formulas, standards, cooking time, directions, and quantities.
  • Attends scheduled meetings/classes/training as directed.
  • Leads by example and mentors fellow Cooks at all times.
  • Complies with all company and departmental rules and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Specialized training equivalent to 2 years of college. 2–3 years experience in Culinary Arts is preferred.  2-3 years of supervisory experience in a similar situation is preferred for this position. 
  • Must understand and speak the English language.  



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 50 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.

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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