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Culinary Apprentice Program

Ameristar Casino (Penn Entertainment) Black Hawk, CO

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Were always looking for talent that believes in having fun. At PENN Entertainment, youll get to be a part of an exciting industry, where the days and nights are fast paced. Youll work with an incredibly diverse set of co-workers driven by their enthusiasm for helping people find and have more fun. Youll also get to work at a company that cares about your career growth and will help you get the support you need to expand your possibilities.

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The Culinary Apprentice will gain on-the-job training combined with culinary curriculum and skillset development. The Apprentice will be trained and rotated throughout property culinary operations and will have the opportunity to learn the job duties and functions of each position during their rotations. He/she will also gain knowledge of the responsibilities that go along with the hotel/hospitality business.

Throughout this PAID 12-16-week program, the Culinary Apprentice will gain the culinary techniques and skills needed in the culinary/hospitality profession. It is our intention to rotate an Apprentice through a variety of outlets, skillsets and assessments; this may be accelerated or slowed dictated by business demand and/or the Apprentices ability to satisfactorily meet each requirement, with flexible scheduling.

  • Practice professionalism and quality in service
  • Understand the requirements for proper sanitation, improve and maintain kitchen standards
  • Gain an understanding in using and maintaining of food service equipment and tools
  • Learn specific culinary styles, techniques and cooking methods
  • Become familiar with each kitchen and the job duties for each area
  • Become knowledgeable with the assigned kitchens functions and the operations involved in hotel/hospitality culinary area
  • Help prepare food items as instructed
  • Cook and prepare food products including cutting, trimming, chopping, slicing, carving, mixing, cooking, sauting, grilling, frying, broiling, baking, and steaming and application of other preparation techniques as required for preparation of food for venues serviced directly from the kitchen
  • Maintain freshness of food items by rotating items as needed and maintaining items at appropriate temperatures.
  • Perform tasks to ensure an attractive and safe physical appearance of working areas including cleaning and sanitizing all areas.
  • Follow company procedures for preparing recipes and products.
  • Prepare, display or serve food products as necessary including retrieving, arranging, garnishing, setting up, displaying, carving and serving.
  • Safe and efficient use of all kitchen equipment.
  • Follow safety and sanitation protocols and procedures, as outlined by company and state requirements.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and currently enrolled in a culinary program.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Must have reading and math skills for recipes and measurements.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Dedicated to success in the culinary profession.
  • Must have ability to work efficiently in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

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STARTING SALARY:Starting at $18.00 per hour during training period.
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Date Posted April 20, 2023
Date Closes October 25, 2023
Requisition 2023-105016
Located In Black hawk, CO
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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