Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Cook II - Smashburger

Location US-MA-Plainville
Job ID
Casino Property
Plainridge Park Casino
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Food & Beverage


    Don’t just work. Work Happy.   A career in gaming? At Plainridge Park Casino 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 fostering a fun environment. - Responsible for being a gracious host to all guests and co-workers. - Responsible for promoting a positive influence in the community and participating in company-sponsored events. - Ability to perform assigned function within the kitchen such as broiler, sauté, pantry, prep, and production when needed. - Accepts direction during day to day operations to ensure culinary standards and operational guidelines within a specific outlet for a specific shift including kitchen areas, food preparation activities, and facilities are met. - Efficient preparation of all food related items based on established recipes and plating procedures for both batch and individual plated with attention to maintaining appropriate volume, quality, cleanliness, and attractiveness. - Adjusts thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles. - Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods. - Adds seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking. - Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing with fork to determine that food is cooked. - Carves meats, portions food and serving plates, adds sauces, and garnishes serving to fill orders. - Washes, peels, cuts, and sHReds vegetables and fruits to prepare them for use. - Supports safety and accident prevention programs (nonslip footwear, knife handling, and proper lifting).  - Partners with culinary leadership to work as a team to ensure coordinated work flow during shift to meet business demands and ensure customer satisfaction.   - Acts as a role model to other employees and always presents oneself as a Credit to the Company and encourages others to do the same. - Performs all other related and compatible duties as assigned. - Must be familiar with and have exposure to prep list. - Takes inventories. - Must complete county health department class and attain certification. - Exhibits knife skills, classic cuts, and sharpening. - Provides stellar customer service to internal and external customers and vendors including participation in and promotion of customer service programs to continuously improve customer service. - Assists in operation of other food and beverage venues as needed. - Attends all departmental and company training programs or meetings as directed. - Compiles information; completes and submits reports as needed. - Adheres to all company policies and procedures. - Adheres to all gaming laws and regulations. - Performs all job duties in a safe and responsible manner including keeping areas clean and free of safety hazards, debris, and litter.

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

- Meet departmental uniform, appearance, and grooming requirements. - Any job duty needed to promote productivity in the efficient administration of business or any reasonable request made by your supervisor or management personnel. - Must have an outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic attitude. - Must enjoy hosting others. - Must be comfortable initiating conversations and creating a fun environment with our guests. - Knowledge of applicable food preparation methods and measures for menu planning, soups, sauces, meat, and seafood items for batch or individual recipes. - Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. - Good oral and written communication skills; must be fluent and literate in English. - College degree or Culinary Arts degree preferred or a minimum of three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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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