How Our Chef’s Table Satisfies the Majority


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


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


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


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 […]

Six Club Chefs Will Take the Ultimate Culinary Test

By | September 26, 2017

The chefs are seeking to earn the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef® title, the highest level of certification in the U.S. that a chef can receive. The eight-day exam takes place September 30 to October 7 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich., and will test candidates’ expertise, skill and creativity across multiple cuisines. Six leading […]