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. […]


Prime Rib 102

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San Antonio Country Club’s Executive Chef Nelson Millán demos how to refine prime rib by eliminating the excess internal fat, connecting tissue and silver skin to create a solid and more “meaty” steak. Tender, juicy prime rib is a staple in almost every foodservice venue in America. But as per my observation as the Executive […]


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. […]


Finding Consistency Within the Kitchen

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Dubuque G&CC’s Executive Chef, Chad Myers, has been struggling to fill a position on the line that he’s coming to discover is best suited for a chef like himself. Lately, I’ve been struggling with consistency. As the Executive Chef at Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club, it is my job to make sure each dish […]


Why I Hire Ex-Felons (and You Should, Too)

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Penelope Wong, Executive Chef of Glenmoor CC, has successfully built a team of hard-working individuals from all walks of life who are proud of the work they do and the product they put out. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all experienced it. We’re all still dealing with it. Recruiting and staffing woes are omnipresent. The […]