Justin Fry is Making Pastry a Priority at The Club at Longview

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The Club at Longview’s new, comprehensive pastry program is rooted in innovation, quality and member preference. Justin Fry can make almost anything out of chocolate. A table? Sure. A vase? Absolutely. An elaborate buffet that would ultimately land him a job at one of the best clubs in Charlotte? You bet. Fry is the newly […]


Hosting our First Teen Pastry Boot Camp

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Forsyth CC’s Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, invited teen members to the club for three days to learn intricate pastry preparation. Their abilities wowed him and the gratitude from members was rewarding. Last month I had to the opportunity to teach pastry to some of our members’ children during our three-day Teen Pastry Boot Camp. Not […]


Sweet Success: How to Sell Club Desserts

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Club pastry chefs are infusing dessert menus with creative dishes and delicious descriptions. From sugary custards to chocolatey cakes, club dessert menus are a place of sweet joy. They are also often a club’s last chance to “wow” members and guests after a satisfying meal. “Dessert isn’t a must-have for most people,” says Laura Herman, […]


Forsyth CC Hits a Sweet Spot with its New Ice Cream Menu

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Forsyth CC’s recently purchased a commercial ice cream machine and Pastry Chef Cody Middleton is now able to create artisan ice cream and sorbets for plated desserts, intermezzos and more. Ice cream is a treat enjoyed by people of all ages. It elicits a nostalgic, emotional response and it can create so much happiness for […]


The Making of the Modern Praline

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Cody Middleton, Pastry Chef of Forsyth CC, believes the modern praline turns heads by exhibiting a strategically-designed color scheme and sophisticated fillings. In February, chocolate is in the spotlight. And as the pastry chef of Forsyth Country Club, this craze prompted me to initiate a new confectionary program here at the club. For Valentine’s Day, […]


At Charlotte CC, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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Charlotte Country Club’s F&B success hinges on the dynamic relationships between its chefs. It’s a match made in culinary heaven: John Cornely, the savvy and skilled Executive Chef at Charlotte Country Club (CCC), and James Satterwhite, the club’s experienced and meticulously driven Executive Pastry Chef. They are one of the industry’s most dynamic culinary teams—and […]