Why I’m Leaving and What I Hope to Leave Behind

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After twenty years as Executive Chef of Glenmoor CC, Penelope Wong has submitted her resignation. She has big dreams for her future and big hopes for the team she has mentored as well as the operation she has spent her career elevating. Club chefs come and go. We hear about it all the time. And […]

Why Housemade Extracts are Worth the Extra Effort

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Looking to reduce waste and improve quality, Cody Middleton, Pastry Chef of Forsyth Country Club, is now turning stone fruit pits in noyaux. Summer brings with it a bounty of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. In the savory kitchen, there is always a push for total product utilization, however, I have found that this is […]


When Tragedy Gives You Perspective

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After an immeasurable loss, Dubuque G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myers is more dedicated to his craft and his family than ever before. True tragedy gives you perspective in the harshest ways. On June 8, 2018, my nephew and Godson, Gavin Myers, was killed by a drunk driver in Loveland, Colorado. He was on his way […]


Our Biggest Event of the Year By The Numbers

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The volume of food San Antonio CC prepares to celebrate Fiesta San Antonio is staggering—and inspiring. Many of the events we celebrate here at San Antonio Country Club are incredible and merit their own time in the spotlight. But there is that one annual event that challenges all the clubs in this region, including ours. […]


Drew Tait

Putting an Eye Toward Our Future

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With plans for a huge kitchen renovation in the coming years, Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait is careful to not grow stagnant while waiting on improvements. Instead, he and his team are evolving and improving with new outdoor dining plans and a culinary garden. As I enter my second year at Kelly Greens Golf […]


How My Instagram Posts Impact Our F&B Operation

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Social media has had a huge impact on Grosse Pointe Yacht Club’s F&B operation since Executive Chef Colby Newman came on board and started posting pictures of his food. With only 650 followers on Instagram, I’m far from “instafamous.” But creating an account several years ago where I post only pictures of my food has […]