Do Chef Certifications Matter?


Certification is useful and some credentials are quite impressive, given the amount of work that goes in to earning them, but certification is no substitute for actual skill and experience. There’s a dizzying array of acronyms for the various certifications chefs can attain: CEC, CCA, AAC, CMC—and the list goes on. But do these certifications prove anything? […]

Opportunities and Challenges of Running an Apprenticeship


When Glenmoor Country Club (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) became a sponsoring house with the ACF, Executive Chef Penelope Wong quickly found that apprentices have a lot to learn but can be a useful addition to the team. As all of us become increasingly aware of nationwide staffing woes, we engage in ongoing searches for solutions to help […]

Why It’s Important to Have a Strong Chef Network


Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, recently served as a guest chef for two events at Baltimore CC. There he was able to interact and learn from a handful of close club chef colleagues. Last month, Richard Jallet, Executive Chef of Baltimore (Md.) Country Club, invited me to be the guest chef […]

Duck Bacon Quacker Jacks


Ingredients:  2 lbs. Duck Bacon 5 oz. Popping Corn Kernels 2 Cups Lightly Salted Peanuts 2 Cups Light Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup 8 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted 1/2 tsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Cold Water 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract 1 tsp. Baking Soda Nonstick cooking spray, as needed Procedure: Preheat oven to 250° […]

How Kelly Greens G&CC Survived Irma


As hurricane Irma approached Florida’s gulf coast, Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait and his team prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. My wife and I have lived in southwest Florida for over 20 years. We’ve survived many different hurricanes. But this year was different for us; this was the first […]

How to Care for Your Outdoor Grill


Regular cleaning and routine maintenance can add years to your grill’s life. Nothing says summer like the smoky smell of barbecue on the grill. But before you fire it up for your club’s next member event or dinner service, it’s important to make sure your grill is clean and ready. Regular cleaning and routine maintenance […]

Save the Date!

Tenth Annual Chef to Chef Conference

March 4-6, 2018

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