Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Lead Baker

Location US-CO-Black Hawk
Starting Salary
USD $19.00/Hr.
Job ID
Casino Property
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Food & Beverage


   Work Happy


    Don’t just work. Work Happy.   A career in gaming? At Ameristar Black Hawk, 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

Primary focus will be on facilitating through Pastry Chef the timely execution of all menu items and to create bakery products from established recipes and keep bakery area clean and sanitized.


  • Demonstrates ability to produce all recipes on restaurant menus in a consistent manner in accordance with menu standards.
  • Report to work for scheduled shifts, on time and appropriately uniformed.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform advanced production and service skills to include: opening/closing bakery duties, following daily baking schedule, assist and support other bakers to accomplish daily given assignment.
  • Accepts direction willingly and follows through with delegated tasks- learns and adapts to new tasks or situations quickly and cooperatively.
  • Demonstrates complete knowledge of control in kitchen operation including portions, wastage, production, plate presentation and possesses ability to create and execute recipe development and menu specials.
  • Possesses ability to take inventories, place orders, receive orders and will be required to carry out all.
  • Practice safe food handling and sanitation duties as given to by management; ensure personal hygiene is compliant with health department standards and company policy.
  • Demonstrates willingness to assist other team members as needed without being asked.
  • Receive purchased ingredients, check and signed all items then properly store as guided.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Wash and clean bakery small equipment and tools, store them properly for next use, keep oven and proofer clean at the end of shift. Especially schedule to clean, maintain dough mixer, proofer, oven, and working bread table.
  • Complies with departmental policies as well as with Company rules, regulations, and policies set forth in the employee Handbook.
  • Reports any equipment malfunctions. Maintains station in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Reports with proper tools clean uniform and recommended footwear at the stated time.

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

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A degree or certificate from a major culinary institute
  • 2 years in experience as a baker in a major hotel or food chain
  • Working knowledge of American and European pastries and bread programs
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with Team Members at all levels of the organization
  • Provides a positive model for co-workers.

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.


Click HERE to see our Team Member BENEFITS.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Work Happy


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