How to “Make It” as a Female Chef

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Penelope Wong, Executive Chef of Glenmoor Country Club, encourages female chefs to stop trying to fit in and instead stand out. There’s a saying: “Women make good cooks, but men make better chefs.” Well, I just so happen to be a woman and a chef. So as part of that emerging classification, I feel a responsibility […]

Understanding the Maillard Reaction

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On a quest to better understand the science of cooking, Kelly Green G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait gives his take on one of the most important flavor-producing reactions. I have always been the type of cook who wants to know why something is done in a certain way. I’m not satisfied with just knowing how. […]


How a Guest Chef Taught, Inspired, and Motivated Us

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Amarillo (Texas) CC’s Executive Chef invited Chef Martín Rios, of Restaurant Martín, to the club for its first ever Guest Chef Dinner. The experience was so valuable for that the club has decided to continue the series with more chefs from around the country. As I’ve said in the past, Amarillo is not necessarily an ideal […]


Coming Home From Chef to Chef

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Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) G&CC came home from the 2017 Chef to Chef Conference inspired and reenergized. So it has been a couple weeks since the ninth annual Chef to Chef Conference in Atlanta. There’s so much information swirling around my brain. It’s hard to process it all! I have to thank […]


Should Club Chefs Get Certified?

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Glenmoor CC’s Executive Chef, Penelope Wong, struggles with whether or not to get certified as an executive chef as she deeply questions the validity and value of what is being tested. How many of us ask this question of ourselves? I certainly do, almost on a daily basis. This is a tale of my own […]


Making a Name for Amarillo Beyond the Club

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By collaborating more with local chefs, Amarillo (Texas) Country Club’s Executive Chef, Colby Newman, hopes to help grow the local culinary scene. When people think of Amarillo, Texas, there are a few things that come to mind. Palo Duro Canyon is one. The cattle and their “smell of money” that fills our city is another. […]