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Live! Casino and Hotel Announces Executive Chef Bill Gideon To Join World-Class Culinary Team

Live! Casino and Hotel Announces Executive Chef Bill Gideon To Join World-Class Culinary Team

Chef Brings 40 Years of Extensive Experience and Storied Career of Serving Celebrities, Politicians and Foreign Dignitaries to Destination

The AAA Four Diamond-rated Live! Casino & Hotel announced today the key appointment of WILLIAM “BILL” GIDEON as Executive Chef of the premier gaming and entertainment destination.

In this position, Chef Gideon will be a key contributor to the culinary operations across Live! Casino & Hotel’s award-winning restaurants. This includes the Greater Baltimore Area’s Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse, The Prime Rib®, David’s, known for its global menu creations and all-day breakfast items, and Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine. He will also play a vital role in ensuring all dining operations continue to adhere to the vigorous hygiene and health measures established in Live!’s enhanced Play it Safe program.

Chef Gideon is a hospitality veteran with nearly 40 years of culinary experience and has been nominated for many prestigious awards including the James Beard Foundation as Top Hotel Chef. Prior to joining Live!, he was the executive chef at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa in Calvert County, MD, and was responsible for establishing the Rod ‘N’ Reel as the region’s premiere destination for dining and events. Chef Gideon was also the Executive Chef at the famed Coral Beach and Tennis Club in Paget, Bermuda, Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Florida, and River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, he worked for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and owned his own restaurant in Western Massachusetts.

Throughout his career, he had the privilege of serving numerous celebrities, politicians and foreign dignitaries, including: President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, King Hussein and Queen Rania of Jordan, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Sylvester Stallone and Julia Child.

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The AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy award-winning accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; the Orchid Kitchen; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. The Hall @ Live!, a 4,800-seat, three-story multi-use concert and event venue, featuring 40,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space and up to 1,600 banquet seating, with a performance lineup of headline entertainment, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit


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