Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Cook II - Full Time

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

  • Performs duties to prepare and cook foods such as meats, entrees, soups, and other dishes of medium complexity according to standard recipes.
  • Transports, dishes up, plates, and presents food products for menus to include various cooking methods, broiling, roasting, sautéing, poaching, braising, boiling, and ala minute cooking in order to assist in reaching profitability, guest satisfaction, workforce strength, and compliance goals.
  • Oversees activities of Cook III's and maintains a clean food preparation area.
  • Checks and ensures adequate supply of foods and seasonings.
  • Checks that food is properly prepared for cooking and serving.
  • Prepares foods items of medium complexity according to directions.
  • Has the ability to correctly work most cooking equipment.
  • Ensures cleanliness of food preparation areas.
  • Provides guidance to Cook III’s as necessary.
  • Follows safety rules and keeps work area clean and orderly.
  • Breaks down workstations; cleans and restocks.
  • Has the ability to correctly work all cooking stations in assigned work area.
  • Follows sanitation procedures as instructed by the local health department.
  • Opens food service outlets in a timely fashion as instructed.
  • Communicates with guests, colleagues, and management in a polite, professional manner and always practices customer service training.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Hollywood from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Team members with irregular attendance will be subject to Hollywood disciplinary action procedures up to and including termination of employment.

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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required along with thorough knowledge of cooking techniques.
  • 2–3 years of experience in food preparation is preferred.
  • Must be able to understand and speak the English language.
  • Must be 18 years of age or over.

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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