Why Club Chefs Are Not Sell-Outs

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Colby Newman, Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club, has found that being a club chef is more challenging and rewarding than being a restaurant chef. Most culinary students dream of working in a Michelin Star or James Beard award-winning restaurant once they graduate. I certainly did. Never did I think or even consider becoming […]


How a Guest Chef Taught, Inspired, and Motivated Us

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Amarillo (Texas) CC’s Executive Chef invited Chef Martín Rios, of Restaurant Martín, to the club for its first ever Guest Chef Dinner. The experience was so valuable for that the club has decided to continue the series with more chefs from around the country. As I’ve said in the past, Amarillo is not necessarily an ideal […]


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 […]