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Executive Chef

Location: Perryville, MD
Company: Penn National Gaming
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Don’t just work. Work Happy.

A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Perryville, 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.

  • Responsible for monitoring all culinary standards within the operation including kitchen areas, food preparation activities and facilities
  • Recommends changes on all standard menus and consistently strives through menu planning to improve food costs, volume, quality, attractiveness, promote innovation and change, and efficient preparation of all food related items
  • Recommends the quality and quantity of items to be purchased to permit rapid turnover with minimum waste and spoilage. Establishes standards for inventory control par levels, turnover, replenishment
  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding all State and company sanitation requirements
  • Supports safety and accident prevention programs (knife handling, proper lifting)
  • Monitoring/implementation of garbage separation and disposal as per standards
  • Management accountability for all kitchen staff for day to day and long term operations to include hiring, training and developing employees which includes coaching, mentoring and appropriate performance management up to and including separation
  • Displays excellent leadership behaviors and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Fosters an environment of empowerment and partnership
  • Responsible for hiring, training and developing employees which includes coaching and mentoring direct reports and subordinates
  • Responsible for scheduling (planning, assigning and directing work) to meet business demands and ensure customer satisfaction. Coordination of all food offerings including third party operators and special events
  • Visibility to customer, soliciting/requesting feedback on food quality and responds to guest concerns appropriately and professionally to resolve any issues
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Responsible for maintaining of cost control methods and procedures by monitoring consistent pars and inventory.
  • Responsible for maintaining established quality assurance procedures to ensure acceptable health department and customer service standards.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university and five to 10 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten years experience in a large volume food establishment including banquets, buffets and specialty restaurants
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Knowledge for all phases of food administration, cost control and familiarity of all food services required
  • Knowledge of Food & Labor costs
  • Ability to understand and analyze Budget & P&L Statements
  • Proven managerial and critical thinking skills required
  • Must possess excellent customer service and employee relations skills
  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces

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

Starting from $60,000 annually, based on experience
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