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Lead Baker

Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description



Don't just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Ameristar Council Bluffs Casino Hotel, 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.

  • Adheres to established department and property policies and procedures regarding guest service standards.
  • Demonstrates ability to produce all recipes on restaurant menus in a consistent manner in accordance with menu standards.
  • Oversees and is directly involved in the production of Bakery items.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform advanced production and service skills to include set-up tasks of every station in the kitchen; coordinates duties assigned to staff as directed.
  • Demonstrates complete knowledge of control in kitchen operation including portions, wastage, production, and plate presentation; possesses ability to create and execute recipe development and menu specials.
  • Maintains requisitions, par stock records, and supply rotation.
  • Practices safe food handling and sanitation duties as assigned by management.
  • Possesses ability to delegate shift station responsibilities and supervise kitchen when called upon.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrates willingness to assist other team members as needed without being asked; assists in training new team members as directed.
  • Complies with departmental policies as well as company rules, regulations, and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains station in a neat and orderly manner; reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Pastry Chef in his/her absence, or as instructed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all company matters.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; degree or certificate from a major culinary institute preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in retail and hotel baking.
  • Working knowledge of American and European pastries; knowledge of scratch bread products.
  • Experience in doughs, decorations, and bakery displays.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; must be fluent and literate in English.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Must have working knowledge of food storage, knife handling and sharpening, weights & measures, stocks, soups and sauces, plate presentations, recipes and yields, Health Department regulations, sanitation procedures, and safety regulations.

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you'll enjoy a fun working environment.


Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what were about!




Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Details

Date Posted February 23, 2020
Date Closes March 9, 2020
Requisition 2019-70994
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00