Until We Hire a New GM, Communication Will Be Critical


Gross Pointe YC’s Executive Chef Colby Newman has found that strong teamwork will be critical to success this busy holiday season. With just a few weeks left in my first holiday season at Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club, I’ve learned that the holiday season here is not nearly as crazy busy as our summer season. When your club’s main […]

How the Industry’s Best Chefs Inspired Me


There are dozens of ways Dubuque (Iowa) G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myerswill apply what he learned and saw during the Ment’or Young Chefs and Bocuse d’Or selection competitions. My good friend, Paris Dreibelbis, was recently chosen to be a competitor in the Ment’or Young Chef & Commis Competitions and last month I had the unique (and awesome) […]

NRA Releases Annual “What’s Hot” Culinary Forecast

By | December 6, 2017

Local, vegetable-forward, and ethnic-inspired menu items will reign supreme on menus in the upcoming year. Earlier this month, the National Restaurant Association released its annual survey of 700 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation  – to predict food and beverage trends for the coming year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying Sous Vide Equipment


Before buying any equipment, be sure to evaluate your property’s needs as they relate to capacity, as well as temperature range and accuracy. Temperature-controlled sous vide cooking has become an indispensable technique for many club chefs. It’s much simpler than its fancy name might suggest. Ingredients are sealed in a plastic bag or canning jar […]

Kale­-California Avocado Tabouli Salad


Ingredients: 1 cup dry bulgar 4 lemons 8 cups finely chopped kale 3 cups chopped Persian cucumber 1 1/2 cups finely chopped mint 1 cup chopped scallions 1 cup olive oil 2 1/2 tsp. salt Pepper to taste 2 Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded* Cherry tomato halves (optional) Feta cheese (optional) Procedure: Soak the dry […]

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Tenth Annual Chef to Chef Conference

March 4-6, 2018

Visit the Conference website to view 2017 conference materials and more.

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