With a strong business background and the brains behind some of Harrah's finest recipes, Room Chef Jeff Piccirillo manages various Harrah's restaurants such as Pink's and Rebel's. Recently, he was awarded Supervisor of the Quarter for his great work in the kitchen.
Chef Piccirillo started out in the industry by managing small pizza joints. Over time, he realized his passion for the industry resided in the food and kitchen environment. He then became an apprentice and transitioned toward becoming a chef.
Chef Piccirillo enjoys cooking at work and at home; however, he really loves cooking outdoors, which helped him earn 1st place in the casino category at Pala's 1st Annual BBQ Challenge. Chef Piccirillo is constantly formulating new recipes and dishes in his head and has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He specializes in a variety of cuisines such as Pacific Rim, Italian and Mexican-Southwestern dishes.
After all his accomplishments, what does he consider to be his proudest achievement?
"Opening the Buffet at Harrah's," he said. "We used some of my recipes and I wrote some menu items. We use my pizza dough and sauce recipe, clam and mussel recipe and the big Texas Smoker in the Buffet is mine!"