Articles

My Primary Goal for the New Year: Be Present

By

Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio Country Club, believes success can be found by living the present moment wisely and intentionally. 2017 went by too fast. And yet, here we are, starting 2018 at an even quicker clip. That’s why it’s so important to take a moment and set goals for the coming year. Some of […]


My Culinary Adventures in Cuernavaca, Mexico

By

When Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio CC, had the opportunity to be a guest chef at an event in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he discovered a whole new culinary playground. I was fortunate to visit dozens of towns in the northern part of Mexico while I lived in San Diego. I enjoyed all that the Pacific Coast […]


Why It’s Important to Have a Strong Chef Network

By

Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, recently served as a guest chef for two events at Baltimore CC. There he was able to interact and learn from a handful of close club chef colleagues. Last month, Richard Jallet, Executive Chef of Baltimore (Md.) Country Club, invited me to be the guest chef […]


Why We Constantly Test Products—And Why You Should, Too

By

Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, welcomes professional sales reps who can provide him with new and innovative products that will help him improve his operation, his menus and himself. Vendors, suppliers and purveyors are the back bone of any foodservice operations. So it’s incredibly important to establish a great relationship […]


When I broke Mom’s Rules and had a Plantain Epiphany

By

Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio CC, wanted to make his plantain chips more user-friendly so he experimented with a new idea that not only solved his problems but expanded his menu’s possibilities. As many of you know, I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. Here, I grew up […]


Some Cooks Can Play, too

By

San Antonio (Texas) CC’s Executive Chef, Nelson Millán, uses his passion for music to better understand and teach the art of cooking. Both cooking and music have been important parts of my life since the very beginning. I remember cooking my first dishes ever—a pizza and a beef empanada—when I was 8 years old. That same […]