How the Chef to Chef Conference Has Improved Me and My Club

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For Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club, the annual Chef to Chef Conference has helped him to build a strong network of club chefs he can call on for help. I recently registered for this year’s Chef to Chef Conference in Seattle and I’m really excited. For a while, I wasn’t sure […]

How I Plan to Make the Most of Our Annual Shutdown

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Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club’s Executive Chef Colby Newman plans to recharge, clean and reorganize the club’s kitchen, strategize with his staff, attend the Chef to Chef Conference and do some major R&D. I’ve never worked for a club or restaurant that shuts down for an extended period of time each year. At my previous club (Amarillo (Texas) […]


8 Hiring Strategies for Club F&B Operations

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Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait learned that the job must fit the individual as much as the individual must fit the job. Every September we begin hiring for seasonal positions to work through April (when we slow down again for the summer). Some of our seasonal staff returns year after year while other positions welcome […]


Are you a Chef or a Cook?

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For Penelope Wong, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef, cooking is the most important and best part of her job and she is often surprised when other chefs aren’t as hands on. I am a cook. I will always be a cook. You can strip away the title from my coat. You can strip away the […]


My Primary Goal for the New Year: Be Present

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Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio Country Club, believes success can be found by living the present moment wisely and intentionally. 2017 went by too fast. And yet, here we are, starting 2018 at an even quicker clip. That’s why it’s so important to take a moment and set goals for the coming year. Some of […]


How All Chefs Can Use Baker’s Percentage

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Forsyth CC’s Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, believes more chefs should use baker’s percentage to simplify the way they approach recipes and formulas. Any chef who has studied baking and pastry probably has had a nightmare or two about “baker’s math” or “baker’s percentage.” (It’s a way to express the ratio of ingredients to one another […]