casual club dining

What Makes Casual Dining Casual?


More clubs are offering relaxed dining options for members who want to wear jeans, socialize and share plates. The “casual” debate is constantly on the table in clubs across the country. Casual, as it applies to food, dress and décor, is generally well-received. But casual—as it applies to how a club serves its members—is not. […]


Lemon Biscotti


Yield: 60 biscotti Ingredients 1/4 cup The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened 3 2/3 cups sugar 5 eggs 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 egg, beaten sanding or sparkling sugar, if desired Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter […]

Time for Wine: Program Ideas That Deserve a Toast


Philadelphia CC offers innovative wine-centric events that increase engagement, introduce new wines to the membership and boost a la carte business. Successful club wine programs often begin with proper planning. They gain momentum with word-of-mouth marketing and end with wait lists, better wine lists and a more oenophilic membership. No one knows this better than […]


How to Effectively Manage Millennials


Young culinarians can thrive in club kitchens when training and mentoring allows them to develop their skills and competencies. Millennials—the generation born between 1980 and 1996—get a bad rap. They’re said to feel entitled and be narcissistic and addicted to social media. They job-hop. They lack engagement. They always ask why. The thing is, millennials […]

2018 Food Trends: What’s Hot? And What’s Not?


C2C’s Joanna DeChellis breaks down the NRA’s forecasted trends, highlighting where clubs where many are thriving. Say goodbye to fancy cheese and hello to doughnuts with weird fillings. Last month, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) released its “What’s Hot” culinary forecast for 2018. This annual list of food trends was created with the help of […]