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Don’t Be Trendy. Be Relevant.

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Glenmoor CC’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong keeps an eye on restaurant and food trends while maintaining her focus on integrity and authenticity. Recently I was asked to sit on a panel for the local CMAA chapter here in Denver to discuss what is trending today in the world of club cuisine. As part of the panel, […]


Opportunities and Challenges of Running an Apprenticeship

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When Glenmoor Country Club (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) became a sponsoring house with the ACF, Executive Chef Penelope Wong quickly found that apprentices have a lot to learn but can be a useful addition to the team. As all of us become increasingly aware of nationwide staffing woes, we engage in ongoing searches for solutions to help […]


So I Got Certified…

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After debating the merits of certification, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong found the CEC certification process both frustrating and exhilarating. If you read my piece on certification, what I’m about to say may shock you. On June 24th, I gained my certification and I am now a Certified Executive Chef (CEC). If you’re […]


How—and Why—I Became a “NO” Chef

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Penelope Wong, CEC, Executive Chef of Glenmoor Country Club (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) is focused on what is best for the operation and membership as a whole—not on what is best for a single member on any given night. We’ve all been there: Twenty-eight tickets deep with more spewing out of the printer that haven’t […]


Overcoming Discrimination with Dignity and Talent

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At Glenmoor CC, Executive Chef Penelope Wong believes that if you have the desire and the backbone to succeed in this industry, then nothing—and no one—will stop you. Picture this: a member walks into the pub area of the restaurant in the clubhouse. He sees the green felt covered table tucked away in the corner […]


How to “Make It” as a Female Chef

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Penelope Wong, Executive Chef of Glenmoor Country Club, encourages female chefs to stop trying to fit in and instead stand out. There’s a saying: “Women make good cooks, but men make better chefs.” Well, I just so happen to be a woman and a chef. So as part of that emerging classification, I feel a responsibility […]