5 Ways to Build a Culinary Leadership Environment

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Drew Tait, Executive Chef of Kelly Greens G&CC, has developed an extensive leadership philosophy he hopes will elevate his culinary team, his club and himself. As chefs, we’ve all read many books and articles on leadership. It’s important to always continue to develop our skills as successful and effective leaders. One area I have recently […]

It’s Time to Start a New Adventure at a New Club

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Colby Newman has spent the past three years as the Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club. He recently accepted the position of Executive Chef at Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club and he’s excited about all the future holds. The day my wife told me she was pregnant was the happiest day of my life. […]


Will New Management Mean New Opportunities?

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With his tenured General Manager’s upcoming retirement, Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club has begun wondering what the future will hold for himself and his club. I’m not great in interview situations or at selling myself. I prefer to let my skills, work ethic and food speak for me. When […]


Composing Hit Dishes Takes Creativity and Careful Study

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For Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, the best dishes and menus aren’t written on a whim. Instead, they’re a careful blend of creativity, study and hard work. I was talking over the phone with a colleague a few days ago who moved to Hong Kong five years ago for an […]


Overcoming Discrimination with Dignity and Talent

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At Glenmoor CC, Executive Chef Penelope Wong believes that if you have the desire and the backbone to succeed in this industry, then nothing—and no one—will stop you. Picture this: a member walks into the pub area of the restaurant in the clubhouse. He sees the green felt covered table tucked away in the corner […]


Exploring the Uniqueness of Different Salts

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Drew Tait, Executive Chef of Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club, does regular salt tastings with his cooks to highlight the differences between salt varieties—and showcase their best uses. As most chefs know, salt is one of the most important ingredients used in kitchens throughout the world. You’d probably be surprised to learn that only […]