Top Ranked Culinary Experience

Club+Resort Business is recognizing the Top Ranked Club & Resort Culinary Experiences across the US. 


This prestigious distinction provides private clubs and resorts with valuable marketing benefits for attracting and retaining new members and guests in a highly competitive marketplace. Inclusion on this list highlights the investments you’ve made in your facilities and culinary focus to the guest experience.


As part of the Top Ranked Culinary Experience, you receive 2021 national recognition by Club+Resort Business, coverage of your club online and in the magazine, and an opportunity to use the exclusive “Top Ranked” badge in your marketing and member materials.


Your “Top Ranked” listing highlights aspects of your facility so you can differentiate your facility and elevate prospective member interest.

Participation will take less than 5 minutes.


The deadline for entry is April 6, 2021. For any questions or clarifications please contact

Joanna DeChellis



Showcase your Clubs Culinary Experience by entering information via our easy-to-use upload system and tell us why it should be Top Ranked. All entrants will be included in the Top Ranked list. Ranking order will be determined by a panel of independent industry judges.

The entry fee is $279.00 for each facility submission and the deadline has been extended to April 6, 2021.

Submissions for the Culinary category include the following:

Total Membership size:

Annual F+B revenues:

Total # F+B outlets:

Average # weekly covers:

Banquet capacity:

Number of kitchens:

Chef certifications (CMCs, CECs, etc.):

Sommelier on staff: Y/N

Serve Safe Certified? Y/N

Why Top Ranked?

2021 Top Ranked Culinary Experience Judging Panel

Ben Simpkins, WCMC, CEC, CCA, AAC

Rich Hoffman CEC, CCA, AAC

Alex Darvishi

Executive Chef

Executive Chef

Executive Chef

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Country Club of Maryland

Towson, Md.

Houston Country Club

Houston, Texas

Joanna DeChellis

Corey Siegel, CEC

Gerald Ford, CMC


Director of Culinary Development

Founder and Culinary Director of Legit Culinary Concepts

Former Executive Chef of the Ford Plantation

Contributing Editor for Club + Resort Chef and Club + Resort Business

Club + Resort Business

Electrolux Professional North America


Q: What does the entry fee cover?

The entry fee helps to cover the administrative costs we incur for building and maintaining the website platform for submitting entries and preparing them for judging. It also helps to discourage frivolous entries and fund the recognition awards that we will issue to those that earn rankings. 

Those who enter and earn rankings will also be entitled to receive special research reports and data that we will prepare based on the information submitted from all entries.

We feel the entry fee is very reasonable in comparison to what is required for other rankings and award programs in the industry.

Q: What issue will the winners be featured in?

The rankings for the entries will be published in the May 2021 issue of Club + Resort Business and also featured on the C+RB website, its daily e-newsletter and its special-focus e-newsletter.

Q: Once we enter are we guaranteed to be featured in an upcoming publication?

All entries will be recognized, but the final rankings will be determined by the judging. 

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