Union Club

The Master Chefs of Cleveland’s Union Club

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With two Certified Master Chefs, the 146-year-old Cleveland club is elevating its dining program and the level of professionalism within its staff. When Arnaud Berthelier, Executive Chef of the Union Club of Cleveland, successfully passed the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef (CMC) examination this past February, he propelled the 146-year-old city club into the […]


How Our Chef’s Table Satisfies the Majority

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Lawrence McFadden, CMC, General Manager of The Union Club of Cleveland, was able to replace the club’s food-and-beverage committee with a weekly chef’s community table. Here’s how. The menu needs of private clubs are varied and vast. Picture a family sitting down to dine together at their club. The grandfather orders liver and onions, while […]


Joseph Leonardi, CMC

Chef’s Thoughts with The Country Club’s Joseph Leonardi, CMC

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As the Director of Culinary Operations for The Country Club (Brookline, Mass.), Joseph Leonardi, CMC, says he is motivated when he sees progress being made on a project that he or a group of individuals are working on. As one of the American Culinary Federation’s newly minted Certified Master Chefs, Joseph Leonardi, Director of Culinary […]


Change is Needed and Change is Coming

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Edward Leonard, CMC, Director of Culinary Operations and Executive Chef of The Polo Club of Boca Raton (Fla.) believes chefs need to offer their cooks a better work-life balance. So you want to be a cook, a chef, run a restaurant, own a restaurant, or perhaps work in the kitchen of a club, resort or hotel. […]


How Dearborn CC Landed a CMC

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At Dearborn (Mich.) Country Club, General Manager/COO Bruce Lilley and Executive Chef Michael Russell, CMC, are working hard to reinvent the dining program. Bruce Lilley doesn’t shy away from a challenge. So when Dearborn (Mich.) Country Club asked him to take over as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer nearly six months ago, with the […]