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). […]

Oakmont’s Keys to Dining Excellence


Oakmont Country Club, outside Pittsburgh, is a gem of a golf course steeped in history, having hosted more major championships than any club in history: seven men’s U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and one Woman’s U.S. The likes of Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus have all won titles […]

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