The Truth about Being a Chef

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In the first of this two-part series, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef explores the many different facets and traits necessary to succeed as an executive chef. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the ideology of a professional chef. Perspectives range from your average greasy spoon devotee to the know-all, tell-all, experimental, trendy foodie. To the […]

My Favorite Food Memory from Thanksgiving

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For Chevy Chase Club’s Executive Pastry Chef, nostalgic, family recipes can help set the holiday mood. Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Can you believe it? What a busy, exciting year! As the Executive Pastry Chef of Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, it’s not often that I—or any club chefs, really—get to spend a lot […]


Take Care of Your Team During the Holiday Rush

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Amarillo CC’s Executive Chef Colby Newman eases the stress of the holidays by making sure his team is prepared and supported. Growing up, the holidays were my absolute favorite time of year. They were spent with family, eating some of my favorite foods, relaxing and watching football. I never thought the holidays would eventually turn […]


Magic Happens When Chefs Unite

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Dubuque (Iowa) G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myers teamed up with local chefs to raise money for their community. The life of a club chef is a daily grind. We work day in and day out. We work weekends, holidays, and nights. We work when others play. Attending a school function for our kids is hard. Getting […]


Three Advantages of a Full-Time Pastry Department

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House-made pastries are undeniably seductive and for Chevy Chase Club these items bring that “special something” to the table and the operation. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always liked to feed people. Food makes people happy. It’s a commonality we all share—especially in country clubs where dining is often the one thing […]


Why I Love Cooking For Wine Dinners

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According to Colby Newman, Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club, wine pairings should give members and guests the best experience of collective flavors. When it comes to dining at Amarillo (Texas) Country Club, wine dinners are one of the most important experiences we can offer—for our members, for my staff and for myself, too. Once […]