Do Chef Certifications Matter?


Certification is useful and some credentials are quite impressive, given the amount of work that goes in to earning them, but certification is no substitute for actual skill and experience. There’s a dizzying array of acronyms for the various certifications chefs can attain: CEC, CCA, AAC, CMC—and the list goes on. But do these certifications prove anything? […]

Registration Opens for 2018 Chef to Chef Conference in Seattle

By | August 9, 2017

C&RB’s tenth annual club chef conference will take place at the The Westin Seattle on March 4-6, 2018. Registration for Club & Resort Business’ 2018 Chef to Chef Conference, to be held March 4-6, 2018, at The Westin Seattle is now open. Those registering before December 31, 2017 will earn a 5% early-bird registration discount. Interested chefs, cooks, food & beverage […]

Brad Barnes, CMC, to Keynote 2018 Chef to Chef Conference


C&RB’s 10th Annual Chef to Chef Conference—to be held in Seattle, Wash., March 4-6, 2018—will feature keynote speaker Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC. Seattle has been named “Best Food City by numerous publications in recent years. Its restaurant scene has exploded, and its markets offer some of the best local products specific to the region. […]

Finding Balance


When we find that precarious equilibrium, we try to identify what worked so well, so we can replicate our success. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to dine at Alinea in Chicago. It was equal parts exciting, overwhelming and, to be very honest, strange. My favorite course (out of 18 courses) was called “Paint.” […]

And the 2017 Mystery Basket Winner is…


On a terrace filled with colleagues who were fully captivated by the action, Blue Hills CC’s Todd Walline won the Mystery Basket competition at the 9th annual Chef to Chef Conference. On March 6th, 2017, attendees of the 2017 Chef to Chef Conference gathered for a networking reception on the 14th-floor terrace of the Loews […]

Thoughts for the New Year


Trump’s promise to deliver regulatory relief should translate to a more favorable business climate—particularly for small businesses, like clubs.