Finding Balance in Our Busy Season

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In the midst of his busy season, Kelly Greens G&CC’s Executive Chef Drew Tait strives to find a work-life balance that best suites him. The air is cool, humidity is low and traffic has begun to pick up. You can feel the energy buzz around Kelly Greens G&CC as the season begins to come back in South West Florida. […]


Seven Ideas for Small-Plate Menus

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The chefs of Oak Hill CC and La Grange CC found that small-plate success is largely dependent on responding to member preference. Small plates and downsized dishes are ubiquitous. They cater to members looking for smaller portions, as well as those looking to dance around a menu and try multiple dishes at once. Chefs also […]


Don’t Be Trendy. Be Relevant.

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Glenmoor CC’s Executive Chef Penelope Wong keeps an eye on restaurant and food trends while maintaining her focus on integrity and authenticity. Recently I was asked to sit on a panel for the local CMAA chapter here in Denver to discuss what is trending today in the world of club cuisine. As part of the panel, […]


How the CC of Buffalo Transformed Its Dining Operation and Itself

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GM/COO Tim Minahan and recently appointed Executive Chef Joe Piazza plan to take the Country Club of Buffalo—and its newly renovated dining spaces—to the next level. For old-line clubs deeply rooted in history and tradition, change can be difficult. But when change is embraced, it can lead to a dynamic and often positive shift in […]


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 […]


A New Club Culinary Renaissance Is Here

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Club chefs are pushing the envelope even further, experimenting with new ideas, techniques and strategies. Over the past two decades, clubs’ food-and-beverage programs have evolved substantially. No one would deny that. We’ve abandoned mediocre, fast-casual fare and stepped up to provide upscale, modern and creative cuisine in a variety of formats and venues. We’re now […]