As the largest tourism industry employer in the Illinois Valley, Starved Rock Lodge is always looking for great people to help us make our guests’ stay the best it can possibly be.
Starved Rock Lodge has a variety of great career opportunities available in every facet of the hospitality industry for individuals who are friendly, hard-working, energetic, and dedicated. We are a full-service hotel and banquet facility with a cafe, gift shop, restaurant, concessions and lounge on property. Since we are a four-season resort, we offer full-time, seasonal and part-time employment. Whether you are looking for an entry-level hospitality job or simply want to enhance your professional skills, remember that there are always great opportunities just waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center.
Employment Application Information
If you are a team player and want to share in our dedication to providing exceptional service, while at the same time enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the park environment, please review our current openings. We are always accepting applications and review those applications on an ongoing basis. We will contact you if you are a candidate for any of our available jobs. Please contact us to inquire on available opportunities. Starved Rock Lodge is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug-free workplace.
With these these options, you can download, print, & mail, fax, or bring by your application.
Mail Completed Applications to:
Human Resources at Starved Rock Lodge
Route 178 & Route 71
PO Box 570
Utica, IL 61373
FAX Completed Applications to:
Attention: Amy Strawn 815-220-7345
We are looking for a talented and passionate person whom embodies our values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics and respect for our guests. Here, you will find a supportive workplace and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work with the Executive Chef to develop menu and recipe ideas. Recommend pricing levels that will enable attainment of revenue budgets and drive a cost effective operation. In connection with the Executive Chef, lead, motivate and inspire employees to deliver consistent high quality of product and service, as articulated in the Lodge mission statement. Within scope of authority, drive continuous improvement in service quality by defining and improving processes, developing staff and encouraging communication between kitchen, main dining room, bar, sales and banquet departments.
Strong knowledge of food and beverage, banquets and lounge operations.
Strong understanding of the application of computer technology, including Point of Sale systems.
Hands-on knowledge of the legal requirements for food and beverage operations, including human resources management, safety, hygiene.
Demonstrated success in building strong teams and motivating staff performance.
Must have a sensitive palate and sense of smell, good eye for color and composition of food.
High level of creativity to create new menu items.
Must be passionate about food and willing to work hard to create an exceptional customer experience.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Demonstrated high level of organization, planning and time management.