Chef's Table

Jacksonville G&CC Wows Members with Game of Thrones Chef’s Table [Slideshow]

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Jacksonville G&CC’s Executive Chef built the ultimate setting for a private chef’s table member event. Club chefs are masters at creative displays and dining events. Many go to great lengths, building specialty props or sourcing specific ingredients, to create a unique and special experience for members. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club’s Executive Chef Mike Ramsey […]

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Designing Chaferless Buffets

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Merion GC’s Executive Chef shares tips for building modern buffets. Buffets are an essential service style. But to display buffet food, chefs are moving away from chafing dishes, which are now viewed as old-fashioned and boring. Instead, buffets now feature a series of service styles to showcase the variety of dishes being served, including chef-manned […]


How to Design a Banquet Kitchen

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Smart design elements can maximize efficiency and leverage technology. Successful club banquet kitchens feature specific components organized to optimize performance and efficiency. And while there is no such thing as the perfect design, chefs must begin by determining which elements will satisfy the most goals. Executive Chef Jason Hall, CMC, did this after he came […]


When Exceptions Become the Rule

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Accommodating members and guests with special dietary needs comes down to open communication between both sides of the house. The rapidly expanding—and sometimes exhausting—number of dietary requests made by members and guests during banquets and events is not likely to slow down any time soon. So what do club chefs say is the most important […]


Buffets That Go Outside the Box

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Buffets take members and guests beyond the normalcy of everyday dining to offer something new and different. Club chefs are known for unleashing their creativity on buffets. These spreads offer a unique chance to showcase something new and different—both on the menu and with how what’s served can be presented and displayed. For some, buffets […]


Balancing Brunch Menus

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Whether it’s a special event or a monthly occasion, clubs are now featuring a variety of classic and modern dishes for the breakfast-lunch combination. As club dining skews more casual, brunch has also evolved into a bold and boozy, less-formal dining occasion. Fittingly, menus for meals designed for this breakfast-lunch combination now feature modern spins […]