I started my career here in 2011 as a Cook II in the Carnegie Deli. I was then promoted to a Sous Chef at the Carnegie Deli in 2013 and am still there today.
Why do you like working at Sands?
The Sands has great opportunity for advancement and is always trying to improve on becoming the best Casino/resort in Pennsylvania.
What makes your department so unique?
Food and Beverage is always changing. Each day brings something new, whether you’re trying out new recipes for menu specials or creating menus for the VIP Lounge.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love that in my position I am able to teach and show new team members how to make and create dishes. Watching them grow day by day into great cooks and eventually leaders themselves.
What are your favorite benefits at Sands?
Being able to have an Outlet mall right in Bethlehem is great. You don’t have to go far too get a great deal. Also, not having to travel a long distance to go see a live show and then have a nice dinner is pretty great too.
Do you feel recognition in the work you perform?
Watching a guest reaction to the food we as a team create is the best recognition I could ask for. Having a guest come to the window and say that was the best meal they ever had, truly makes me feel great.
Would you recommend Sands to anyone out there?
Yes, there are great opportunities her for everyone. And there are tons of opportunities coming because we are constantly changing and growing as a Casino/resort right here in the Lehigh Valley.
Can you share some of your favorite moments at Sands?
Being a part of the annual Food and Wine Festival. Collaborating with the entire Food and Beverage team to create different appetizers and working together to make the event a huge success.
Being a part of the community and giving back to the schools and veterans is great. As such a big presence in Bethlehem it’s great to able to give back to our community.