Chef’s Thoughts: Jean-Christophe Setin

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Jean-Christophe Setin Executive Chef Tampa Yacht and Country Club Tampa, Fla. Born and raised in Nice, France, Jean-Christophe Setin, Executive Chef of Tampa (Fla.) Yacht and Country Club, describes his food as simple and accessible. He pulls inspiration from raw ingredients, which he learned about as he grew up working in his father’s butcher shop. […]

Chef’s Thoughts: Daniel Andre, Buckhead Club

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Daniel Andre Executive Chef Buckhead Club Atlanta, Ga. Daniel Andre is the Executive Chef of ClubCorp’s Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Ga., which has consistently provided some of the best culinary offerings in the management company’s portfolio over the past ten years. Born and raised in France on the northwest side of Paris near Versailles, Andre’s […]


Chef’s Thoughts: Scott Craig

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Scott Craig, CEC, CCA, WCMC Executive Chef Myers Park Country Club Charlotte, N.C. Beyond his role as Executive Chef at the Platinum-ranked Myers Park Country Club (Charlotte, N.C.)—a position he’s held for the past five years—Scott Craig is also a Certified Master Chef through the World Association of Chef’s Societies (WACS). Before discovering his love […]


Chef’s Thoughts: Joey Abitabilo

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Joey Abitabilo Executive Chef Shelter Harbor Golf Club Charlestown, R.I. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Joey Abitabilo spent a good deal of time working in professional kitchens while in high school, but then went off to Duke University intent on a career in law or banking. After landing a prestigious internship with Goldman Sachs’ Mergers […]


Chef’s Thoughts: Penelope Wong

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Penelope Wong started at Glenmoor Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo., as a pantry cook and prep hand in 1998. She quickly rose through the ranks of garde-manger, pastry chef, and sous chef, before stepping into her current role as Executive Chef at the age of 29. As Glenmoor’s youngest—and first—female executive chef, Chef Wong […]


Chef’s Thoughts: Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC

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Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas Two-time award-winning author, Charles Carroll, is currently the Executive Chef of River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, with 1,500 members and a culinary staff of 61. Before coming to River Oaks, Carroll was Executive Chef at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, […]