Jeff Braun Named Director of Culinary Operations at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Atlantic City, N.J. (July 27, 2023) – Jeff Braun has been named Director of Culinary Operations at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. He reports to Peter Brattander, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the casino resort.
Braun works with culinary team members at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as they create innovative and delicious dining options made with the finest quality ingredients and using consistent preparation techniques. Hard Rock restaurants include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Il Mulino New York and Sandpiper Coastal Bar & Grill. Catering, in-room dining and retail food service outlets are also part of Braun’s areas of responsibility.
Braun previously was Director of Culinary at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. He was also Executive Chef at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, where he was instrumental in the redesign and re-opening of 16 food service outlets with 600 employees and $110 million in revenues.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Braun grew up working in catering and held positions from busboy to bartender to kitchen manager, all of which provided a great training ground in all aspects of the food and beverage industry. He attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts.
“Jeff Braun will have a major positive impact on culinary operations at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City,” said Peter Brattander, Vice President of Food and Beverage. “His years of experience in culinary arts will serve to elevate the culinary offerings at our restaurants and food service operations. We are excited to welcome him to the food and beverage team.”