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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 […]


Not Everyone You Lose is a Loss

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For Amarillo CC’s Executive Chef Colby Newman, cultivating a strong team is more important than keeping unmotivated employees. It takes a lot of people to make a country club kitchen run successfully, but as I’ve learned over the years as the Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club, working hands doesn’t necessarily make for a more […]


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 […]


Take Care of Your Team During the Holiday Rush

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Amarillo CC’s Executive Chef Colby Newman eases the stress of the holidays by making sure his team is prepared and supported. Growing up, the holidays were my absolute favorite time of year. They were spent with family, eating some of my favorite foods, relaxing and watching football. I never thought the holidays would eventually turn […]