CMAA Announces New Officers and Master Club Managers

By | February 23, 2017

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Chief Operating Officer of Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., was elected President; Robert J. “Bobby” Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, General Manager of New Orleans Country Club was elected Vice-President; and Randall J. Ruder, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. was elected Secretary–Treasurer. The association also announced that C. W. Cook, MCM, CCE, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of North Hills Club, Raleigh, N.C., and Mac Niven, MCM, CCE, General Manager, Almaden Golf & Country Club, San Jose, Calif., have completed the requirements for the Master Club Manager designation.

Bringing Global Flavors to the Club World


Club chefs are on the lookout for the next exotic dish, technique or ingredient that is approachable, but still ignites curiosity. The world is fast becoming a smaller place, and global ingredients like blue prawns and black mint, as well as dishes like paella and sushi, are no longer out of reach—or out of context—on […]

American Culinary Federation Teams Prepare for International Culinary Olympics

By | October 14, 2016

ACF Culinary National Team USA, ACF Culinary Youth Team USA and United States Army Culinary Arts Team will represent the U.S. in the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, to be held October 22-25 in Erfurt, Germany. Chefs from clubs including Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., The Fort Worth (Texas) Club and more are competing on the teams.

“Uber for Caddies” Startup Raises Capital in Charlotte, N.C.

By | October 4, 2016

ClubUp, an iOS app that allows golfers from private clubs to book pre-approved caddies, has already provided caddie services on over 175 rounds at private clubs in the city, with plans to expand the app’s reach throughout the state. The startup is partnered with The First Tee of Greater Charlotte, and sources many of its caddies through the organization.