What It Means to Be a Club Chef Mentor

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Colby Newman, Executive Chef of Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club, strives to provide his employees with the skills, knowledge and support they need to become the best possible cooks so that if they choose to move on they are more than prepared. When I was working my way up in the kitchen, it was important […]


Making an Impression at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

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As the newly appointed Executive Chef of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Colby Newman is learning about his new staff, their skills and capabilities, as well as his members and their likes and dislikes. When I was young, it was easy to pack up the few things I owned and venture somewhere new. I was eager […]


It’s Time to Start a New Adventure at a New Club

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Colby Newman has spent the past three years as the Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club. He recently accepted the position of Executive Chef at Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club and he’s excited about all the future holds. The day my wife told me she was pregnant was the happiest day of my life. […]


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. […]