How to Effectively Manage Millennials


Young culinarians can thrive in club kitchens when training and mentoring allows them to develop their skills and competencies. Millennials—the generation born between 1980 and 1996—get a bad rap. They’re said to feel entitled and be narcissistic and addicted to social media. They job-hop. They lack engagement. They always ask why. The thing is, millennials […]

Publications List Most Exclusive Private Clubs

By | July 8, 2016

Finance blog Insider Monkey published a list of the most exclusive private clubs in the country, including The Union Club of New York, Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., and The California Club in Los Angeles, while Haute Living narrowed its focus to the top clubs in Dallas, with Dallas Country Club topping the list.

Chef’s Thoughts with Jason McClain


If Jason McClain weren’t Executive Chef of the Jonathan Club (Los Angeles), he’d be an actor or hedge fund manager. When he’s not hand-selecting bushels of sun-soaked Swiss chard or snipping delicate chive greens from his 3,000-sq.-ft. rooftop garden in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef, Jason McClain, can be […]

Readers Come to Clubs’ Defense On Property Tax Issue

By | July 7, 2014

In response to a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece, one man who said he’s “never belonged to any country club” said he still felt preserving green space and quality of life is more important than “taxing [clubs] to death.” A member of Wilshire CC in Los Angeles said the club’s tax relief is warranted because of how many people it has steadily employed over the years.

Op-Ed Piece in Los Angeles Times Decries Tax Break for Clubs

By | June 30, 2014

Proposition 13, passed overwhelmingly by California voters in 1978 to stem steeply rising property taxes, has yielded great benefits for “elite social and country clubs,” wrote columnist Jim Newton. While noting there was nothing “illegal or even improper” about the situation, Newton, who specifically cited the tax situations of Wilshire CC, The California Club and the Jonathan Club, called for possible amendment of the statute to rectify club-related inequities.