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Exploring the Versatility of Chocolate Cremeux

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With 2,500 members, Chevy Chase Club’s Executive Pastry Chef, Elena Clement, relies on dessert components that stand the test of time and can be used in a multitude of ways. Chocolate!! It’s easily one of my favorite ingredients and as the Executive Pastry Chef of Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, I use a lot of chocolate. […]


Chevy Chase Club’s Housemade Granola

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Chevy Chase’s Housemade Granola Recipe by Elena Clement, Executive Pastry Chef, Chevy Chase (Md.) Club Yield: 1.5 gallons Ingredients: 10 cups oatmeal, old-fashioned 2 cups pumpkin seeds, raw, hulled, unsalted 2 cups sunflower seeds, raw, hulled, unsalted 2 cups sesame seeds 1.5 cups maple syrup, grade b preferred 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 […]


Managing Chef Stress During the Holidays

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For Elena Clement, Executive Pastry Chef of Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, prep lists and self-care are critical to success. Christmas is behind us. And New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. We’re all super busy, working crazy hours. So how do you keep your head on straight? With so many parties over the past few months, […]


Rosemary Pecan Brittle

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Recipe by Elena Clement, Executive Pastry Chef, Chevy Chase (Md.) Club Ingredients:  1 # granulated sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1 cup water 2 cups toasted, warm pecan pieces 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons Villa Manodori Extra Virgin Olive oil with Rosemary 1 teaspoon baking soda – dissolved in 1 tablespoon water 1 […]


My Favorite Food Memory from Thanksgiving

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For Chevy Chase Club’s Executive Pastry Chef, nostalgic, family recipes can help set the holiday mood. Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Can you believe it? What a busy, exciting year! As the Executive Pastry Chef of Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, it’s not often that I—or any club chefs, really—get to spend a lot […]