Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Announces Chef Anthony Amoroso as Corporate Chef of Joint Ventures for B.R. Guest Atlantic City and Creates 234 Union Jobs
234 Local 54 Jobs Created Through Culinary Expansion
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has officially announced today that Chef Anthony Amoroso has been appointed the title of Corporate Chef of Joint Ventures for B.R. Guest Atlantic City. Under this title, Chef Amoroso will oversee operations for Dos Caminos, Bill's Bar & Burger, and Atlantic Grill which will have openings rolling out late May through late June, respectively. This will be the first time B.R. Guest Restaurants will have a presence in Atlantic City and the company's first partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
"We are very pleased that Chef Anthony Amoroso will be overseeing B.R. Guest Operations in Atlantic City; he is an incredible culinary talent and will make a wonderful leader in our food and beverage department," said Jennifer Weissman, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Caesars Entertainment. "We're also extremely proud of the fact that our culinary expansion has led to an increase in employment here at Caesars Entertainment."
"At a time when Atlantic City's future is at a pivotal moment Caesars Entertainment has risen to the occasion," said Bob McDevitt President of Local 54 of UNITE-HERE. "I would personally like to applaud Don Marrandino and all of Caesars Entertainment for their continued reinvestment to our community."
Chef Anthony Amoroso is a B.R. Guest alumnus and Michelin Star award winning chef best known for his passionate use of organic and sustainable menus. He is also known for his Food Network debut on the network's Iron Chef America series when he triumphed in the infamous "kitchen stadium" over legendary Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto in 2009.
"I am thrilled to have Chef Anthony Amoroso back at B.R. Guest," said Alex Gaudelet, Chief Operating Officer of B.R. Guest Hospitality. "In addition to being an incredibly talented chef, he is a fantastic leader and the B.R. Guest Atlantic City team is very fortunate to have him at the helm."
Local 54 was founded in Atlantic City in 1902. They represent over 14,000 workers in Southern New Jersey, including about 1/3 of Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City's staff. Chef Amoroso will begin his new role immediately in preparation of the May 26th opening of Dos Caminos. Hiring for new positions began April 18th and those looking to apply can visit www.caesars.com. Applicants can apply at www.caesars.com/.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About B.R. Guest Restaurants
Since opening its first restaurant in 1987, B.R. Guest founder Stephen Hanson and his team have redefined the restaurant experience through an emphasis on hospitality and quality. Current B.R. Guest properties in New York City include Atlantic Grill, Atlantic Grill at Lincoln Center, Bill's Bar & Burger Meatpacking District, Bill's Bar & Burger Rockefeller Center, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos Meatpacking District, Dos Caminos Park, Dos Caminos Soho, Dos Caminos Third, Isabella's, Ocean Grill, Primehouse New York, Ruby Foo's, The Bunker Club, Wildwood Barbeque, and 675 Bar. B.R. Guest locations outside of New York include Fiamma Trattoria in the MGM Grand, Dos Caminos at the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, the newly opened Dos Caminos Fort Lauderdale at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and the forthcoming Atlantic City properties: Dos Caminos and Bill's Bar & Burger at Harrah's Resort and Atlantic Grill at Caesars. In 2007, B.R. Guest reinforced its commitment to the environment by becoming the first national multi-concept restaurant group to be certified green by the Green Restaurant Association™. B.R. Guest's commitment to service and hospitality is also evident through its dedication of time and resources to community-based organizations including City-Meals-On-Wheels, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Publicolor Board Member, PENCIL, and The James Beard Foundation. Founder Stephen Hanson is a member of the Department of Consumer Affairs' Consumers Council for New York City.
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SOURCE Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City
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