C2C Announces 2018 Mystery Basket Competitors


Four club chef competitors will face off in our annual mystery basket culinary competition. During an evening cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, four club chef competitors will face off in our annual mystery basket culinary competition. Only one of these individuals will take home the title. The four chefs who will compete for glory […]

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What Makes Casual Dining Casual?


More clubs are offering relaxed dining options for members who want to wear jeans, socialize and share plates. The “casual” debate is constantly on the table in clubs across the country. Casual, as it applies to food, dress and décor, is generally well-received. But casual—as it applies to how a club serves its members—is not. […]


How to Effectively Manage Millennials


Young culinarians can thrive in club kitchens when training and mentoring allows them to develop their skills and competencies. Millennials—the generation born between 1980 and 1996—get a bad rap. They’re said to feel entitled and be narcissistic and addicted to social media. They job-hop. They lack engagement. They always ask why. The thing is, millennials […]

8 Hiring Strategies for Club F&B Operations


Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait learned that the job must fit the individual as much as the individual must fit the job. Every September we begin hiring for seasonal positions to work through April (when we slow down again for the summer). Some of our seasonal staff returns year after year while other positions welcome […]

Are you a Chef or a Cook?


For Penelope Wong, Glenmoor Country Club’s Executive Chef, cooking is the most important and best part of her job and she is often surprised when other chefs aren’t as hands on. I am a cook. I will always be a cook. You can strip away the title from my coat. You can strip away the […]

The Right Cook is in the Kitchen at Hammock Dunes Club


Hammock Dunes Club’s Executive Chef Lance Cook has big dreams for the club’s F&B operation —and for himself. Good cooking is about passion, organization and skill. It’s both an art and a science. To some, it may look temperamental or frenzied, but to Lance Cook, Executive Chef of Hammock Dunes Club (HDC) in Palm Coast, […]