Well- Seasoned Fare

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The fall and winter holidays give clubs ample opportunity to celebrate their members as well as the seasons, with special events featuring traditional and creative foods. From festive themed family brunches and dinners to adults-only cocktail parties, spirit tastings and candlelight feasts, chefs are coming up with menus to persuade members to make their clubs […]

Reimagining Country Club Chef’s Tables

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Inviting members to participate in one-of-a-kind dining experiences can not only give them greater appreciation for their club, but also for their chef. It used to be that a seat at the chef’s table was an exclusive and upscale affair. But in recent months, club chefs have taken the chef’s table concept to a whole […]


Justin Fry is Making Pastry a Priority at The Club at Longview

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The Club at Longview’s new, comprehensive pastry program is rooted in innovation, quality and member preference. Justin Fry can make almost anything out of chocolate. A table? Sure. A vase? Absolutely. An elaborate buffet that would ultimately land him a job at one of the best clubs in Charlotte? You bet. Fry is the newly […]


Why Sourcing Matters Most to Club Chefs

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Club chefs are fortifying relationships with vendors who understand their unique needs and can provide the best quality products. A shorter supply chain doesn’t necessarily mean a less-complicated one. In fact, working with local, smaller or boutique producers and suppliers can bring a whole new set of challenges. Even so, club chefs are committed to […]


How Andover CC Manages Waste

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Donna Whelden, Executive Chef of North Andover (Mass.) Country Club, challenges her team as well as herself to come up with innovative ways to cross-utilize products and minimize waste. “It doesn’t have to be over the top,” she says. “The goal is simply to minimize what goes into the trash.” One of Whelden’s all-time favorite […]


Sweet Success: How to Sell Club Desserts

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Club pastry chefs are infusing dessert menus with creative dishes and delicious descriptions. From sugary custards to chocolatey cakes, club dessert menus are a place of sweet joy. They are also often a club’s last chance to “wow” members and guests after a satisfying meal. “Dessert isn’t a must-have for most people,” says Laura Herman, […]