Executive Chef, Finger Lakes Gaming

Delaware North
Farmington, NY 14425
United States
Job Description

Executive Chef, Finger Lakes Gaming

Job Locations





Food & Beverage

Position Type

Regular Full-Time


Delaware North Gaming is searching for an Executive Chef to join our team at Finger Lakes Gaming in Farmington, New York. Our ideal Executive Chef candidate shares our passion for delivering the highest quality of food, wine, and service to guests - taking great pride in your work and the impact you have on a moment or occasion. You're an innovative recipe developer, an inspiring leader, and someone who invests time in continuous learning and improvement.


Additional Details



At Delaware North, we care about our team member’s personal and professional journeys. These are just some of the benefits we offer: 

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Performance bonuses
  • Paid vacation days and holidays
  • Paid parental bonding leave
  • Tuition and/or professional certification reimbursement
  • Generous friends-and-family discounts at many of our hotels and resorts



Unit Description

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, owned and operated by Delaware North, features more than 1,500 video gaming machines and brings the thrill of live thoroughbred racing from April to November and year-round simulcast wagering on thoroughbred and harness racing from across the country. Finger Lakes presents various dining options including a large buffet.


  • Lead and cook by example and provide guidance to all team members. Ensure kitchen operations are established and can run smoothly and efficiently in your absence.
  • Develop and maintain recipes, portion specifications, and standard preparation procedures for all dishes and ensure that all cooks are following these standards.
  • Coordinate training activities for kitchen and back-of-house associates to meet service level standards.
  • Hire, train, and mobilize kitchen and service teams with precision to provide impeccable service to our guests.
  • Determination of purchasing specifications and budgetary allotments for all menu items.
  • Prepare operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations for success.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and compliance with all company policies,service procedures and standards - including Health Department regulations; always maintains excellent kitchen hygiene conditions.
  • Have a working knowledge of company invoice tracking, labor tracking, schedule preparation, food cost management, labor cost management, inventory control,and hiring,counseling, and termination policies.
  • Make periodic and regular inspection at events to observe quality of food preparation and service, food appearance, cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment, and employee appearance.


  • Minimum 3 years experience as an Executive Chef in a high-volume industry-leading concept with 10 years culinary experience in established restaurants and catering companies. 
  • Certificate or degree in Culinary Arts preferred.  
  • Strong financial and computer skills; has experience working with and an understanding of P&Ls and budgeting.  
  • Possess a passion for culinary excellence with incredible skill to create exciting and accessible new dishes, appropriate for the venue’s concept.  
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate business levels.
  • Proven ability to direct staff clearly and concisely while positively influencing employee behavior and performance.  
  • Maintains openness and willingness to learn new techniques and improve abilities.  
  • Think quickly, multitask, and adapt to changing situations while maintaining the highest quality of product and other established standards.  
  • Skilled in direct interaction with guests.