My Culinary Adventures in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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When Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio CC, had the opportunity to be a guest chef at an event in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he discovered a whole new culinary playground. I was fortunate to visit dozens of towns in the northern part of Mexico while I lived in San Diego. I enjoyed all that the Pacific Coast […]


VGM Club Features Penelope Wong, Nelson Millan on Podcast

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The two most recent episodes of the company’s Club Cents podcast features discussions with the two prominent club chefs. The latest episodes of VGM Club’s Club Cents podcast feature discussions with two blog contributors to C&RB’s Chef to Chef food-and-beverage newsletter, Penelope Wong, Executive Chef of Glenmoor Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., as well […]


Why We Constantly Test Products—And Why You Should, Too

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Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, welcomes professional sales reps who can provide him with new and innovative products that will help him improve his operation, his menus and himself. Vendors, suppliers and purveyors are the back bone of any foodservice operations. So it’s incredibly important to establish a great relationship […]


When I broke Mom’s Rules and had a Plantain Epiphany

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Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio CC, wanted to make his plantain chips more user-friendly so he experimented with a new idea that not only solved his problems but expanded his menu’s possibilities. As many of you know, I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. Here, I grew up […]


Composing Hit Dishes Takes Creativity and Careful Study

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For Nelson Millán, Executive Chef of San Antonio (Texas) Country Club, the best dishes and menus aren’t written on a whim. Instead, they’re a careful blend of creativity, study and hard work. I was talking over the phone with a colleague a few days ago who moved to Hong Kong five years ago for an […]


Some Cooks Can Play, too

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San Antonio (Texas) CC’s Executive Chef, Nelson Millán, uses his passion for music to better understand and teach the art of cooking. Both cooking and music have been important parts of my life since the very beginning. I remember cooking my first dishes ever—a pizza and a beef empanada—when I was 8 years old. That same […]