Ushering In Upscale Ice Cream

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For Gulf Stream GC and Oakmont CC, small-batch, homemade ice cream is the perfect component for creative a la carte desserts. Ice cream is a highly social and nostalgic sweet that members crave.It’s also the perfect canvas that lets club pastry chefs experiment and create upscale a la carte desserts. At Gulf Stream Golf Club […]

Seven Ideas for Small-Plate Menus

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The chefs of Oak Hill CC and La Grange CC found that small-plate success is largely dependent on responding to member preference. Small plates and downsized dishes are ubiquitous. They cater to members looking for smaller portions, as well as those looking to dance around a menu and try multiple dishes at once. Chefs also […]


Pimento Cheese Babka

Inside Forsyth CC’s New Bread Program

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The Winston-Salem, N.C. club’s comprehensive bread program caters to members’ tastes and preferences. Bread is the staff of life, and more clubs are paying closer attention to the breads they serve to their members. Such is the case at Forsyth Country Club (Winston-Salem, N.C.), where the newly appointed Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, is in the […]


How Clubs Are Reinventing Snack Bars

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With fresh, fast and casual fare, snack bars are becoming one of the hottest dining spots at the club. When someone asks Ben Lorenzen what he does for a living, he smiles and says, “I run a small restaurant.” In truth, Lorenzen is the Creative Director and Director of Aquatics & Fitness at Champions Run […]


Club Chef Go Beyond Basic BBQ

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Club chefs are enhancing this classic cooking technique by introducing global flavors, more complex techniques and non-traditional cuts. Traditional barbecue will always have a place in clubs—especially in the summer. But as adventurous chefs introduce global flavors and dishes and employ more complex cooking techniques, barbecue is becoming increasingly more interesting. At Tulsa (Okla.) Country […]


North Shore GC Makes Healthy, Fresh Juices

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North Shore GC now offers seasonal, fresh-squeezed juices for use in drinks, smoothies, and libations. Sometimes the best F&B ideas start with one consistent member request. That was the case at North Shore Golf Club, located on Lake Winnebago in Menasha, Wis. And the request was for fresh-squeezed grapefruit mimosas. “One of our most active […]