How Do I Help My Team Be Better Today Than They Were Yesterday?

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Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque Golf & Country Club, is working to improve his management skills and thus his club’s culinary operation. What is it that makes a good or decent cook? What are the characteristics you look for in a new hire? I generally start with the most basic requirement, that being that […]


When Tragedy Gives You Perspective

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After an immeasurable loss, Dubuque G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myers is more dedicated to his craft and his family than ever before. True tragedy gives you perspective in the harshest ways. On June 8, 2018, my nephew and Godson, Gavin Myers, was killed by a drunk driver in Loveland, Colorado. He was on his way […]


How the Chef to Chef Conference Has Improved Me and My Club

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For Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club, the annual Chef to Chef Conference has helped him to build a strong network of club chefs he can call on for help. I recently registered for this year’s Chef to Chef Conference in Seattle and I’m really excited. For a while, I wasn’t sure […]


How the Industry’s Best Chefs Inspired Me

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There are dozens of ways Dubuque (Iowa) G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myerswill apply what he learned and saw during the Ment’or Young Chefs and Bocuse d’Or selection competitions. My good friend, Paris Dreibelbis, was recently chosen to be a competitor in the Ment’or Young Chef & Commis Competitions and last month I had the unique (and awesome) […]


Why I Need to Come Out of the Kitchen

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Chad Myers, Executive Chef of Dubuque (Iowa) Golf & Country Club, learned that by coming out of the kitchen to engage with members, he can add value in new and profound ways while also fueling his passion for food. My ability to be a charismatic people person isn’t on the level I feel is expected of an executive […]


Good To Go

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Just because they’re not eating in the dining room doesn’t mean that members and guests expect less than outstanding food. For takeout and grab-and-go fare, club and resort chefs’ satellite menus are displaying creativity and attention to delicious details.