The Making of the Modern Praline

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Cody Middleton, Pastry Chef of Forsyth CC, believes the modern praline turns heads by exhibiting a strategically-designed color scheme and sophisticated fillings. In February, chocolate is in the spotlight. And as the pastry chef of Forsyth Country Club, this craze prompted me to initiate a new confectionary program here at the club. For Valentine’s Day, […]

How the Chef to Chef Conference Has Improved Me and My Club

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For Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club, the annual Chef to Chef Conference has helped him to build a strong network of club chefs he can call on for help. I recently registered for this year’s Chef to Chef Conference in Seattle and I’m really excited. For a while, I wasn’t sure […]


How I Plan to Make the Most of Our Annual Shutdown

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Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Yacht Club’s Executive Chef Colby Newman plans to recharge, clean and reorganize the club’s kitchen, strategize with his staff, attend the Chef to Chef Conference and do some major R&D. I’ve never worked for a club or restaurant that shuts down for an extended period of time each year. At my previous club (Amarillo (Texas) […]


Drew Tait

8 Hiring Strategies for Club F&B Operations

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Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait learned that the job must fit the individual as much as the individual must fit the job. Every September we begin hiring for seasonal positions to work through April (when we slow down again for the summer). Some of our seasonal staff returns year after year while other positions welcome […]


Are you a Chef or a Cook?

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For Penelope Wong, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef, cooking is the most important and best part of her job and she is often surprised when other chefs aren’t as hands on. I am a cook. I will always be a cook. You can strip away the title from my coat. You can strip away the […]


My Primary Goal for the New Year: Be Present

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Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio Country Club, believes success can be found by living the present moment wisely and intentionally. 2017 went by too fast. And yet, here we are, starting 2018 at an even quicker clip. That’s why it’s so important to take a moment and set goals for the coming year. Some of […]