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Best Practices for Controlling Food Costs

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Four club chefs share insights into how they keep costs in line. Without constant vigilance, food costs can spiral out of control. And the subsequent “solutions”—raising prices, lowering quality, or worse—can be damaging to a club’s food-and-beverage operation. The better way to maintain a budgeted cost structure is to control it in a sustained fashion. […]


Club Chefs Gerald Ford and Joseph Leonardi Earn CMC Designation

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The chefs are now among only 68 culinary professionals to hold the distinction, the highest level of certification a U.S. chef can receive. After an exciting display of culinary expertise, club chefs Gerald Ford, CMC, and Joseph Leonardi, CMC, were named to the prestigious group of culinarians known as Certified Master Chefs® (CMCs®) by the […]


Why Seattle is Perfect for the 2018 Chef to Chef Conference

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Attendees of C&RB’s 10th Annual Chef to Chef Conference—to be held in Seattle, March 4-6, 2018—will have the unique opportunity to explore the Emerald City’s many culinary delights. Seattle has been named “Best Food City” by numerous publications in recent years. Its restaurant scene has exploded, and its markets offer some of the best local […]


Come Explore Seattle During Chef to Chef

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In March 2018, Seattle will play host for the first time to C&RB’s annual Chef to Chef Conference, giving attendees a unique opportunity to explore its many culinary delights. Check out this video by The New York Times highlighting how Seattle is in boom mode, and for Chef to Chef attendees that means creative restaurants, a vibrant […]


Do Chef Certifications Matter?

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Certification is useful and some credentials are quite impressive, given the amount of work that goes in to earning them, but certification is no substitute for actual skill and experience. There’s a dizzying array of acronyms for the various certifications chefs can attain: CEC, CCA, AAC, CMC—and the list goes on. But do these certifications prove anything? […]


How to Care for Your Outdoor Grill

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Regular cleaning and routine maintenance can add years to your grill’s life. Nothing says summer like the smoky smell of barbecue on the grill. But before you fire it up for your club’s next member event or dinner service, it’s important to make sure your grill is clean and ready. Regular cleaning and routine maintenance […]