Joe Napolitano

How a Chef Became a General Manager


Joe Napolitano, CEC, CCM, continues to rely on his experience as a chef to guide him in his current career path as the newly appointed General Manager of Bonnie Briar Country Club (Larchmont, N.Y.). Joe Napolitano’s career began on the line. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, a Certified Executive Chef […]

Getting Away From Greens


Not all salads rely on greens as the main ingredient. Club chefs are proving that life without lettuce is not only flavorful, but beautiful. “Salads are evolving,” says Matthew O’Connor, CEC, Executive Chef of Bonnie Briar Country Club (BBCC) in Larchmont, N.Y., where 480 members dine on an ever-changing selection of lettuce-less salads. “It all […]

Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad


Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad Recipe Courtesy of Matthew O’Connor CEC, Executive Chef of Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, NY. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, Cooked and cooled 3 green onions, sliced with tough ends removed 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed in a garlic press 1 Tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice 3 Tbsp. fresh […]

Worries Grow After Latest Swings in Quaker Ridge GC’s Stray Ball Case

By | September 22, 2014

The Scarsdale, N.Y. club has had a long-running dispute with the owners of an adjacent $3.7 million home who have sued over errant shots falling into their property and recently secured several rulings in their favor. “If we reach a point where clubs have to redo tees and holes [because of similar complaints], it could become a real financial burden,” says one golf industry executive.