Two Club Chefs Earn Top ACF Awards

By | August 3, 2018

William Racin, CEPC, of The Duquesne Club was named 2018 Pastry Chef of the Year at the American Culinary Federation’s National Convention, and Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC, of the Detroit Athletic Club, received the Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award. The best pastry chef in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF), is […]

Club Chefs Selected to Represent the US on ACF Culinary Team USA

By | November 22, 2017

The team gathered for the first time to begin preparations for four years of international culinary competition. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) announced that after a rigorous selection process, eight talented chefs from across the United States have been named to the ACF Culinary Team USA 2020, the official representative for the United States in […]

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 […]

So I Got Certified…


After debating the merits of certification, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong found the CEC certification process both frustrating and exhilarating. If you read my piece on certification, what I’m about to say may shock you. On June 24th, I gained my certification and I am now a Certified Executive Chef (CEC). If you’re […]

Family Tradition


Following in the footsteps of his father Larry, a lifelong club chef, David Daniot is earning plaudits at Grosse Pointe YC while also distinguishing himself on a worldwide scale.