Turning Stone receives culinary honor

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VERONA — On the heels of Turning Stone’s grand opening of 7 Kitchens, its newest and largest restaurant, Casino Player Magazine announced today the resort has earned its title of No. 1 Best Overall Dining in New York.

A leading and trusted authority in the casino industry, Casino Player Magazine awarded Turning Stone with a record high of 12 Best of Dining Awards in New York:

Best Overall Dining

Best New Restaurant: The Food Hall

Best Steakhouse: TS Steakhouse

Best Sushi: Sushi Sushi

Best Breakfast: Emerald

Best Coffee Shop: Opals

Best View: TS Steakhouse

Best Romantic Restaurant: TS Steakhouse

Best Outdoor Dining: Wildflowers

Best Sports Bar: The Lounge with Caesars Sports

Best Happy Hour: Upstate Tavern

Best Craft Beer Selection: Upstate Tavern

The magazine’s annual Best of Dining Award winners are selected by casino visitors, evaluating gaming properties from across the country. Casino Player Magazine recognized Turning Stone for its amenities and variety of signature restaurants.

Led by Executive Chef Ron Ross and 7 Kitchens Chef de Cuisine Dustin Tuthill, Turning Stone’s culinary team developed a menu that features a combination of new exciting items, while also offering new twists on the classics, all beautifully displayed in a way unlike anything guests have experienced before.

“We have been deliberate in developing a unique world-class dining experience guests cannot find anywhere else,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “Whether enjoying one of our fine-dining restaurants, grabbing a small bite at a quick service counter, or anything in between, the attention we place on providing unparalleled guest service in beautifully designed spaces truly sets us apart.”

Turning Stone officials said it invests in hiring dedicated employees, who are the linchpins to providing superior guest service. With more than 325 chefs and decades of combined experience, Oneida Nation Enterprises’ culinary program offers on-the-job training alongside its chefs.

Culinary positions at Turning Stone offer entry pay starting at $17 to $20 an hour, plus a $1,000 sign-on bonus. Additionally, positions offer healthcare and 401(k) benefits. Candidates interested in joining Turning Stone’s culinary team can apply online at ONEnterprises.com/careers.

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