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    Palace Buffet Executive Chef Wins 'Best Sandwich' Award

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Dean Kronauer, the Executive Chef at Palace Buffet, won first place in the ‘Best Sandwich of the South’ category at a recent Merchants Foodservice Culinary Expo with his Southern Shrimp Boil Wrap. Chef Kronauer’s winning sandwich will be available at Wahoo’s Poolside Bar & Grill this summer at Palace Casino Resort.   Kronauer’s first place win will advance him into the World Food Championship, to be hosted in Kissimmee, Florida in November. 

    Kronauer will compete in the World Sandwich Championship portion of the competition.  A grand prize of $10,000 is up for grabs along with the title of World Sandwich Champion, in this category.  The 2015 World Food Championships will highlight cuisines from around the world.

    Chef Kronauer joined the food and beverage team at the Palace Casino Resort in August 2001, and was promoted to his current position of Buffet Executive Chef in October 2005.

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    Mississippi Gulf Coast Man Wins $373,000 Progressive Jackpot at the Palace!

    Last updated 5 months ago

    A local Mississippi Gulf Coast man won a $373,272.07 progressive jackpot while playing a WMS $1 MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds slot machine at the Palace Casino Resort on Friday, January 23, 2015.

    The guest stated that he inserted a $150 slot ticket in the MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds slot machine and had only played five maximum bets of $5 when three Triple Monopoly Wild symbols lined up on the pay line. He immediately phoned his wife, who was playing in another area of the casino, and told her to “Drop everything and come over to the machine where I’m playing!” Upon her arrival, he told her he had won the progressive jackpot.

    The guest remarked that he and his wife had recently begun playing at the Palace Casino Resort after receiving an invitation to an event. After visiting the resort, they found it was very refreshing to play in a smoke free environment. He further complimented the casino’s “good mix of slots, that obviously pay off."

    When asked what he plans to do with his winnings, the guest said he will donate 10%, and most of the rest would be given to his three grandchildren for their college education.

    The $373,272.07 jackpot was the fourth progressive jackpot to be won at Palace Casino Resort in less than two years. Tyler M. of Michigan won $7,217,175.15 in February 2013, Stephen S. of Deltona, FL won $911,230.73 in May 2014, and Judith M. of Jackson, MS won $439,948.58 in June 2014.

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    Congratulations to our Associates & Administrator of the Quarter!

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Associate of the QuarterRichard Laba – (F&B)

    Richard is a Mignon’s Server.  Richard, “Pip”, epitomizes the meaning of “team work” through his willingness to work any and all banquet events.  His casual manner in a fine dining environment has made him a sought after server.  Richard’s ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals and make them feel comfortable is a talent he utilizes greatly.  Richard has been employed at the Palace since March 2005.

    Administrator of the QuarterTim Cothran (Security)

    Tim is the Security Grave Shift Supervisor.  He makes it a point to always be the first on the scene when there is an incident and takes time out of his schedule to create new forms to help the department become more efficient.  Tim always makes every guest he comes in contact with feel special.  Tim has been employed at the Palace since December 2005.

    Associate of the QuarterRobert Simmers – (Engineering)

    Robert is a Kitchen Technician.  He takes extreme pride in every project he completes.  He keeps the kitchen in excellent working condition.  Rob is always willing to answer questions and help other associates.  Robert has been employed at the Palace since September 2011.

    Associates and Administrator of the Quarter will receive the following prizes:

    • $500 cash
    • One Night Hotel Stay
    • $125 Dinner for two at Mignon’s

    These Associates embody dedication and commitment to excellence, and encourage fellow associates to have pride in our work and the resort!

    We've made your holiday gift giving easier!

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Have you started thinking about holiday gift ideas yet? Don't worry, the Palace has you covered! Take care of those closest to you with our Holiday Gift Card Bonus!

    For every 5,000 points earned September 1 thru November 30, 2014, you'll receive a $50 Gift Card, up to $500 in Gift Cards. Use the cards as gifts for your loved ones, or for yourself!

    Gift Cards are redeemable for hotel accommodations, purchases at any Palace Casino Resort restaurant, the Palace gift shop, PURE the Palace Spa or The Preserve Golf Club.

    Find cool shirts, jewelry, purses and more in the Palace gift shop. Get a soothing candle, lotion or cream at PURE the Palace Spa. Grab a new Polo shirt and set of tees for the golfer in your life at the Preserve Golf Club pro shop. Or stock up on cakes, pies and other treats for the holidays at the Palace Cafe & Bakery. 

    Gift Card pick up will take place December 10 - 24, 2014. Gift Cards are valid through December 24, 2015.

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    Congratulations to our Associates & Administrator of the Quarter!

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Associate of the QuarterJosh Williamson  (Cage)

    Josh is a Main Banker/Cage Assistant Supervisor.  He always goes above and beyond for the guest.  He greets all guests with a smile and engages the guest in friendly conversation.  Josh is the one that can always be relied upon to come in if needed.  He is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help.  Josh has been employed at the Palace since October 2013.

    Associate of the QuarterJosh Carnley  (Warehouse)

    Josh is a Warehouse Attendant.  He is courteous and supportive of guest needs and eager to assist when needed.  Josh is not afraid to “roll up his sleeves” when it comes to his job or assisting other departments.  He is always up to the challenge of a different task and reflects this attitude in all his efforts!  Josh has been employed at the Palace since September 2008.

    Administrator of the QuarterJustin Joachim  (F&B)

     Justin is the ADR/Contact Chef.  Justin leads by example in the performance of his daily duties.  He is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and routinely works on his days off if he is short staffed.  While Justin seldom deals directly with guests, he is always more than happy to accommodate special requests from our guests and they appreciate it.  Justin has been employed at the Palace since January 2006.

    Associate and Administrator of the Quarter will receive the following prizes:

    • $500 cash
    • One Night Hotel Stay
    • $125 Dinner for two at Mignon’s

    These Associates embody dedication and commitment to excellence and encourage fellow associates to have pride in their work and the Palace Casino Resort!



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