Pinnacle Entertainment offers an American Culinary Federation Certified Apprenticeship Training Program. Your journey begins at our Black Hawk, CO location, where you'll spend two years in a progressive learning environment working alongside a Certified Executive Chef and proven industry leader. From there, you have the opportunity to relocate to one of 14 other Pinnacle Entertainment properties across the nation to complete your final year as a Lead Cook.
Program completion will include American Culinary Federation Certification as a Certified Culinarian, the chance to grow with Pinnacle Entertainment at any one of our properties as a key culinary professional, and progression through our brigade system of culinary leadership.
Covered Costs of the Program
The following costs are covered by the company:
Costs for the Program
To be qualified as an applicant, first and foremost you must demonstrate a sincere desire for a career as a Chef. You will have the opportunity to communicate this to our selection committee through the application process which will include a two-page essay on why you are interested in a career in the Culinary Arts. Additional qualification requirements are as follows:
Stepping into Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk is like entering a landmark mountain lodge in one of the West’s best-loved National Parks. Set in the Rocky Mountains, this modern casino hotel is 1.4 miles from Central City Opera, 8 miles from the tours at Argo Gold Mine and Mill, and 10 miles from I-70. With its soaring ceilings, timber beams and massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, this two-story casino has a rustic elegance. Ameristar Black Hawk also boasts a luxury full-service hotel with 536 well-appointed rooms including 64 luxurious suites, a roof-top pool and full-service ARA Day Spa.
Ameristar Black Hawk
111 Richman Street, PO Box 45
Black Hawk, CO 80422