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Carterville, IL 62918

Posted: 05/24/24 Industry: Cook Job Number: 131965 Pay Rate: $60,000-$65,000

Job Description

HireLevel is hiring a Chef for a Casino Resort in Carterville, Illinois! The person in this position will supervise and coordinate the activities of the kitchen outlet staff that are responsible for preparing and cooking food. This person will not only bring a high level of culinary knowledge and experience in food production and menu development but will also have a passion for training up others to become culinary professionals.  

Our client is a premier gaming and destination resort company providing first-class amenities and first-class guest service in a fun environment and contributes to surrounding communities through service and development which promotes community pride and spirit. As an Elite Casino Resort, our client is happy to provide a number of benefits to their employees intended to meet the many needs of their diverse employee population. They value their teams’ wellbeing by offering a comprehensive benefits package that helps their employees get and stay healthy, plan for their future, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

Company Benefits & Perks:

  • Pay $60,000+ per year
  • Medical Insurance
  • Fully Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K with matching and profit sharing 
  • FSA and HAS options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee discount

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the kitchen outlet successfully prepares the proper quality and quantity of food in a timely manner to ensure a favorable guest dining experience. 
  • Establishes menu forecasts based on customer counts or business forecasts based on previous experience, dates, and holidays. Ensures staff is knowledgeable on recipes and forecasted business needs. 
  • Verifies that all recipes, portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies, and procedures are maintained. 
  • Maintain a high level of standards for safety, health, sanitation, and cleanliness in the kitchen areas. 
  • Responsible for the successful execution of marketing functions requiring food items. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the quality and quantity of food items in the outlet. 
  • Provide exceptional guest service for all external and internal customers. 
  • Responsible for the operation of the kitchen outlet, successful performance of employees, and a favorable guest experience. 
  • Responsible for effectively managing, delegating duties, and the performance and development of department staff; inclusive of interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, coaching, and termination of staff
  • Support compliance with all internal procedures and regulatory requirements, including those associated with underage and intoxicated guests. 
  • Support current law and policy to provide a work environment free from illegal and discriminatory behavior. 
  • Promote and ensure the safety and security of all guests and employees.


  • Must demonstrate a high level of culinary knowledge and experience in food production and menu development. 
  • Knowledge of applicable OSHA requirements, health department laws, and alcohol beverage control requirements. 
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to eight (8) consecutive hours. 
  • Ability to work with food products containing common allergens. 
  • Has the resiliency to deal with difficult guests in all types of business conditions and the ability to work effectively and courteously with fellow employees. 
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality including, but not limited to, employee data, player activity, claim activity, financial data, marketing plans, and policies. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize conflict-resolution techniques. 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret departmental needs and results. 
  • Ability to solve complex problems and maintain mental concentration for significant periods of time. 
  • Ability to perform assigned duties under frequent time pressures and in an interruptive environment. 
  • Ability to use telephone, copy/fax machine, computer, Microsoft Office, hand-held radio, and any department-specific equipment, tools, and computer software. 
  • Ability to perform a broad variety of tasks and deadlines with an irregular work schedule. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with guests and all levels of employees in both oral and written form. 
  • Ability to work in casino and office environment with excessive noise levels, bright lights, and smoke environment. 
  • Knowledge of all facilities and promotional events available to guests on property.

Our client is an equal-opportunity employer. 

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected classification protected by local, state, or federal laws.

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