Time for Wine: Program Ideas That Deserve a Toast


Philadelphia CC offers innovative wine-centric events that increase engagement, introduce new wines to the membership and boost a la carte business. Successful club wine programs often begin with proper planning. They gain momentum with word-of-mouth marketing and end with wait lists, better wine lists and a more oenophilic membership. No one knows this better than […]


How to Effectively Manage Millennials


Young culinarians can thrive in club kitchens when training and mentoring allows them to develop their skills and competencies. Millennials—the generation born between 1980 and 1996—get a bad rap. They’re said to feel entitled and be narcissistic and addicted to social media. They job-hop. They lack engagement. They always ask why. The thing is, millennials […]

2018 Food Trends: What’s Hot? And What’s Not?


C2C’s Joanna DeChellis breaks down the NRA’s forecasted trends, highlighting where clubs where many are thriving. Say goodbye to fancy cheese and hello to doughnuts with weird fillings. Last month, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) released its “What’s Hot” culinary forecast for 2018. This annual list of food trends was created with the help of […]

The Right Cook is in the Kitchen at Hammock Dunes Club


Hammock Dunes Club’s Executive Chef Lance Cook has big dreams for the club’s F&B operation —and for himself. Good cooking is about passion, organization and skill. It’s both an art and a science. To some, it may look temperamental or frenzied, but to Lance Cook, Executive Chef of Hammock Dunes Club (HDC) in Palm Coast, […]

Joseph Leonardi, CMC

Chef’s Thoughts with The Country Club’s Joseph Leonardi, CMC


As the Director of Culinary Operations for The Country Club (Brookline, Mass.), Joseph Leonardi, CMC, says he is motivated when he sees progress being made on a project that he or a group of individuals are working on. As one of the American Culinary Federation’s newly minted Certified Master Chefs, Joseph Leonardi, Director of Culinary […]