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Hard Rock International EXECUTIVE CHEF in Gary, Indiana

The incumbent in this position is responsible for planning meals, procurement of food supplies and kitchen equipment, production of meals, supervising and coordinating the work of the kitchen personnel, and keeping with all Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana quality standards. This role is responsible for enhancing the food product that is presented to guests, making changes to respond to marketplace and guest needs and recommending changes in food product as a result of market research. The incumbent in this position is also responsible for the profitable operation of the Food & Beverage department.


(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)

  1. Creates an atmosphere that induces guests to make Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana their choice for gaming entertainment; responsible for actively building and retaining guest relations and acts as a mentor to team members in order to provide superior guest service.

  2. Hires, trains, motivates, evaluates, and supervises staff in order to ensure that employees receive adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives.

  3. Supervises all Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana kitchen personnel.

  4. Understands vision and department objectives, standards, guidelines, and budget to achieve effective supervision of department.

  5. Establishes and maintains training and development procedures to ensure superior guest service standards are achieved.

  6. Plans menus considering marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes, recent menus, and religious or other holidays.

  7. Checks methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods by tasting.

  8. Procures food supplies and kitchen equipment from approved suppliers as needed and approve the quality of foods received.

  9. Responsible for storage of food items to ensure quality of food and compliance with health requirements. Actively involved with purchasing department to ensure high quality of food products.

  10. Consults with catering sales manager and clients to create, adapt, and tailor special menu.

  11. Responsible for tracking food cost variances and adjusting such prices to food items that will result in net profit.

  12. Required to meet budgetary guidelines for food cost, labor cost and miscellaneous costs.

  13. Attend and participate in meetings, completing follow-up as assigned.

  14. Perform work regularly and predictably.

  15. Other duties as assigned.


Attend seminars when needed.


(Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)

This knowledge and these abilities are typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a degree from a certified food service program, apprenticeship, culinary school, or equivalent. Previous supervisory experience required and 5 years’ experience as Executive Chef in a 4 star or 5 star establishment with sizeable conference and banqueting facilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):

· Must obtain and maintain all licenses / certifications per Federal, State, and Indiana Gaming Commission.

· Must successfully pass background check.

· Must successfully pass drug screening.

· Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.

· Must be able to work holidays and weekends, as well as flexible shifts.

· Prior experience in the Gaming industry required.


· Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

· Gaming regulations.

· All applicable health, sanitation, and licensing ordinances.

· Food products, standard recipes, and proper preparation.

· All kitchen operations.

· Computer programs and applications.


· Use all tools associated with the position including but not limited to knives, slicers, and choppers.

· Review and comprehend recipes and other necessary documentation.

· Inspect quality of all food items.

· Deliver a service level which creates an atmosphere that makes our guests want to return, giving each guest a positive, memorable entertainment experience.

· Routinely go above and beyond in the accomplishment of position responsibilities in an effort to play a role in the achievement of organizational goals.

· Present an image of excitement, enthusiasm, and outgoing personality, while being able to project a professional appearance.

· Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

· Observe and direct actions of subordinates.

· Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

· Be flexible to work varying shifts and time schedules as needed.

· Withstand noisy and smoke-filled environments

· Select, supervise, train, and evaluate team members.

· Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures.

· Interpret and explain policies and procedures.

· Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during work.

· Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

· Be flexible to work varying shifts and time schedules as needed.

Requisition Number: 2021-15958

External Company Name: Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 5400 West 29th Avenue