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What a Dream Job Really Looks Like

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Glenmoor CC’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong wears a lot of hats and takes on an immense amount of pressure—but the small successes are what keep her coming back for more. Too many conversations these days center around the lack of bodies to hire, the dwindling quality of today’s labor force, and the need for skilled […]


Think ‘Outside the Box’ with Continuing Education

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For Glenmoor CC’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong continuing education opportunities over the past year have pushed her into unfamiliar territory while inspiring her to grow and improve her culinary team and her F&B operation. One of the greatest perks of being a private club chef is the benefit of continuing education granted as a typical […]


Are you a Chef or a Cook?

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For Penelope Wong, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef, cooking is the most important and best part of her job and she is often surprised when other chefs aren’t as hands on. I am a cook. I will always be a cook. You can strip away the title from my coat. You can strip away the […]


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 […]