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. […]


Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

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Ingredients: 1 lbs. Chicken breast, sliced thin 1 EA Red Bell Pepper, julienne 1 EA Green Bell Pepper, julienne 1 EA Yellow onion, julienne 1 Cup Green Onion, chopped (green and white parts) 1 Tbsp. Ginger, minced 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced 3-4 EA Dried Chili Peppers (optional) 1 Tbsp. Sugar 1 tsp. Chili Paste 1 […]


How One Chef Struggles to Balance Work and Life

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After years of focusing almost exclusively on work, Amarillo CC’s Executive Chef, Colby Newman, has found that his recipe for a happy life—and a more fulfilling career—is made up of time away from the club, outside the kitchen and with his family. I’ve never been the greatest with balancing work and home life. That’s not […]


Smoky Eggplant Hummus with Roasted Cauliflower Tapenade

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Smoky Eggplant Hummus with Roasted Cauliflower Tapenade By Colby Newman, Executive Chef, Amarillo (Texas) Country Club For Hummus Ingredents: 1.25 cups Chickpeas, dried 1 tsp. baking soda 6.5 cups water 1 cups tahini paste 4 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed 4 EA garlic, cloves 6.5 Tbsp. water, ice-cold TT salt Procedure: The night before, put […]


My Big List of Goals for 2017

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Colby Newman, Amarillo CC’s Executive Chef, has big plans to elevates his club’s dining operation throughout the new year. I became the Executive Chef of the Amarillo (Texas) Country Club in October 2014, just a little over a month before the busiest time of the year started. Transitioning from a restaurant to a much larger […]


Farmer Squash Salad

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By Colby Newman, Executive Chef, Amarillo (Texas) Country Club Roasted Acorn Squash 4 ea Acorn squash, cut in half length wise, deseeded and cut into 1 inch thick half moons ¼ Cup Olive oil 1 T Salt ½ T Freshly cracked black pepper 2 T Smoked paprika 10 ea Garlic cloves, crushed 20 ea Thyme, sprigs […]