Shadows Of Greatness with East Lake GC’s Nick Barrington

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Providing great food as part of a great guest experience helps the East Lake culinary team focus on the club’s mission to give back to the community through the East Lake Foundation and other charitable organizations. East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., and my club, Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., have the immortal […]


Serving the Cause

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With a big boost from a sponsor that has helped to attract wide-ranging support, the Chicago Club Chefs Association continues to grow as a valuable educational, charitable and collegial organization. Volunteering can often bring back that feeling we all got as a kid after seeing an inviting pond or lake and eagerly running down to […]


Omni Chefs Go Back to School for Intensive Culinary Training

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Leading up to the launch of its annual “Flavors of the World” Series, Omni Hotels & Resorts sent 60 chefs to the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas to learn the art of Chilean cuisine. This October, in partnership with Wines of Chile, Omni will introduce ¡Destinación Chile!, a three-month-long, brand-wide culinary experience, complete with recipes, ingredients […]


Culinary School vs. On-The-Job Training

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Restaurants were once dominated by European-trained chefs and alumni of the Culinary Institute of America, but more chefs are questioning the benefits of formal training over hands-on experience, reports Samantha Melamed, a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. As the landscape of the culinary industry shifts, those looking to break into the industry (and those responsible for hiring […]


Turning Up the Heat

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Despite a snowstorm that was severe enough to cancel hundreds of flights into the usually weather-proof Denver International Airport, over 200 executive chefs, general managers and other industry food-and-beverage leaders from 37 states and Canada made their way to Colorado for Club & Resort Business’ Fifth Annual Chef to Chef Conference, held March 10-12 at […]