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 […]


Five Tips For Young (or New) Cooks “These Days”

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According to Glemoor CC’s Executive Chef, if you want to be successful in this industry, you must have the right attitude—a productive one. A colleague of mine and I were recently lamenting the fact that there are so few articles geared toward staff “these days.” You know, the ones that offer tips on how to […]


When Dubuque G&CC’s Chef Became an Apprentice

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Executive Chef Chad Myers’ stage at Heyday restaurant in Minneapolis improved his culinary knowledge and inspired him to become a better club chef. I just finished my second season as Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club. The more time passes, the more I learn about my strengths and weaknesses as a club chef. […]