Why Housemade Extracts are Worth the Extra Effort

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Looking to reduce waste and improve quality, Cody Middleton, Pastry Chef of Forsyth Country Club, is now turning stone fruit pits in noyaux. Summer brings with it a bounty of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. In the savory kitchen, there is always a push for total product utilization, however, I have found that this is […]


Two Club Chefs Advance to Semi-Finals of North Carolina Showdown

By | June 22, 2018

James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and […]


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, […]


How All Chefs Can Use Baker’s Percentage

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Forsyth CC’s Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, believes more chefs should use baker’s percentage to simplify the way they approach recipes and formulas. Any chef who has studied baking and pastry probably has had a nightmare or two about “baker’s math” or “baker’s percentage.” (It’s a way to express the ratio of ingredients to one another […]


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Inside Forsyth CC’s New Bread Program

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The Winston-Salem, N.C. club’s comprehensive bread program caters to members’ tastes and preferences. Bread is the staff of life, and more clubs are paying closer attention to the breads they serve to their members. Such is the case at Forsyth Country Club (Winston-Salem, N.C.), where the newly appointed Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, is in the […]