Delaware Park Casino & Racing announced the appointment of Executive Chef Rob Gary as part of the property’s $10 million renovation program that includes food and beverage upgrades.
Gary is joined by Executive Sous Chef, Jake Waddington. Gary previously held the position of Executive Chef at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. The racing and casino venue owners also brought in a new top executive, Terry Glebocki, who helped turn around the troubled Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
Delaware Park, which has no attached hotel, is a locals casino but competes with properties in Dover, Philadelphia and Chester, PA, and Perryville, MD. Casinos have been upgrading their dining options due to stiffer competition and efforts to attract customers looking for more amenities.
“This is an incredibly exciting time at Delaware Park Casino, and I’m proud to join a visionary group of leaders who are invested in creating a dynamic patron and player experience,” said Gary. “I was in search of an opportunity that allowed me to exercise my culinary expertise and creativity while leading a talented team of culinary professionals in crafting exceptional dishes, and Delaware Park Casino is the perfect fit. I feel inspired, and I’m excited for everyone to experience all that we plan to deliver.”
Among the recent additions and forthcoming transformations is the arrival of Foo Noodle, a fast-casual noodle bar situated in the high-limit table games area, and the new “RBar” catering to those seeking specialty cocktails and beverage options Additionally, Delaware Park Casino & Racing is revamping its menu offerings at 1937 Brewing Co. as well as Rooney’s Deli, introducing expanded breakfast selections for early risers. Guests can also expect more concept changes and enhancements at the start of 2024.
According to a release, first phase of this culinary transformation is environmentally focused. Delaware Park Casino & Racing is taking strides to reduce its environmental footprint by moving away from Styrofoam packaging ahead of an upcoming state ban, and adopting other eco-friendly options
Further information about Delaware Park Casino & Racing is available at https://delawarepark.com/casino/.