How Andover CC Manages Waste


Donna Whelden, Executive Chef of North Andover (Mass.) Country Club, challenges her team as well as herself to come up with innovative ways to cross-utilize products and minimize waste. “It doesn’t have to be over the top,” she says. “The goal is simply to minimize what goes into the trash.” One of Whelden’s all-time favorite […]

Be Our Guest (Chef)


The best guest-chef events offer something totally different than the norm, while bringing the club culinary world a little closer together. Club chefs are making cameo appearances in each other’s kitchens. As a result, members are gaining access to some of the industry’s best culinary talent. “Although our members love the cuisine we regularly offer, […]

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Jacksonville G&CC Wows Members with Game of Thrones Chef’s Table [Slideshow]


Jacksonville G&CC’s Executive Chef built the ultimate setting for a private chef’s table member event. Club chefs are masters at creative displays and dining events. Many go to great lengths, building specialty props or sourcing specific ingredients, to create a unique and special experience for members. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club’s Executive Chef Mike Ramsey […]

Why Change Can Be Really Good


I’ve had the unique opportunity to witness this special city club in the heart of downtown Cleveland evolve into something truly unique. A few months ago, I was sitting at my desk when my phone rang. I looked down to see the name Scott Spencer on the screen. It took me a minute to place […]

Chef to Chef Conference Names Club Chef Advisory Board


The advisory board, made up of six club chefs, will help ensure that the agenda and related activities remain fresh and relevant. With the Chef to Chef Conference now entering its second decade, organizers have decided to form an Advisory Board to help ensure that future Conference agendas and related activities remain fresh and relevant […]

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The Master Chefs of Cleveland’s Union Club


With two Certified Master Chefs, the 146-year-old Cleveland club is elevating its dining program and the level of professionalism within its staff. When Arnaud Berthelier, Executive Chef of the Union Club of Cleveland, successfully passed the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef (CMC) examination this past February, he propelled the 146-year-old city club into the […]