Those who came to San Antonio to be part of another record crowd came away with plenty of sizzling ideas for spicing up their menus—and a whole lot more.
The final session at this year’s event in San Antonio brought together four General Managers who engaged in a discussion about creating productive relationships between GMs and Executive Chefs. Participating GMs included John McGee, Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas; Phil Kiester, The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; Christine Pooler, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.; and Eric Dietz, Interlachen Country Club, Minneapolis, Minn.
If you’re looking for a jolt of F&B inspiration, you’d be hard-pressed to beat Dallas’ Northwood Club.
Bob Leenhouts, CCM, has retired as the Dallas club’s GM/COO, capping a 42-year career in private club management. Leenhouts has been succeeded by his Assistant Manager, John McGee. Northwood will complete renovation of its clubhouse’s lower level this fall and begin construction of a new tennis facility next year.