Dining With Denise Neil

September 6, 2012

Kansas Star Casino restaurants have names, chefs

Dining With Denise Neil

Denise Neil has the latest Wichita restaurant news, with comings & goings, recent reviews, the question of the week and more.

A rendering of what the new Woodfire Grill will look like We’ve always known that the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane would be full of restaurants once the permanent building was complete.

But now, those restaurants have names, concepts and chefs.

All five of them are scheduled to open early next year.

The casino’s fancier, sit-down restaurant will be called Woodfire Grille. It’s a contemporary steakhouse that will be lead by executive chef Adam Correa, whose resume includes stints at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, the Marriott's Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the Phoenician, a five-star resort in Scottsdale. A rendering of the 250-seat Kitchen Buffet Meanwhile,  chef Gary Scherer will lead the casino’s other four restaurants. Kitchen Buffet will be a 250-seat buffet restaurant that features chefs carving meat live. Panini Jo’s, which already is operating at the casino, is a deli that will be bigger that what’s there now. An Pho will be a small Asian noodle bar. And Shark Bar will be a sports bar that has bar seating only and also serves food.

Chef Scherer comes from Phoenix, where he was the executive chef for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. He also has a long resume of hotel and resort kitchen jobs.

Now, the casino is looking for 175 people to work in the new restaurants, including cooks, servers, bussers, cashiers and hosts. Those interested should apply online at www.KansasStarCasino.com.

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