Surviving the Off-Season


As those of us north of the Mason-Dixon Line watch temporary greens appear and frost delays become more frequent, what do club chefs use the off-season for? Sure, we all have holiday parties and a depleted à la carte business to keep most of our workforce going in the winter. But how do we plan […]

Chef to Chef: French Lessons from a Master


The members of The French Club are well-versed in fine cuisine and express their passion with great enthusiasm. During the evenings, the club hosts private dinners for members and groups such as “The Wine and Food Society of San Francisco” and the “Commanderie de Bordeaux.” Obviously, the chef ’s role in this process is critical. […]

The Club Chef’s Club


Before I ever spoke with Chef Donald Smith of St. Charles Country Club (in Chicago’s far Western suburbs), I imagined that he was a skilled leader. My hunch was right. Not only is he the Executive Chef at a very busy club, he is also President of the 112-member Club Chefs Association of America (CCAA). […]

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