Top Ranked Culinary Experiences celebrates the best and brightest food-and-beverage programs in the club and resort industry.
Each year, Club + Resort Business and Club + Resort Chef release a list of the club and resort industry’s Top Ranked Culinary Experiences. The rankings showcase the list of club and resort properties in order and as judged independently by a panel of club chefs from several of the industry’s most well-respected properties.
The rankings reflect the judges’ scoring of submitted entries that includes data on annual food-and-beverage revenue, membership size, weekly cover counts, banquet capacity, a la carte and banquet menus, food costs, certifications, front- and back-of-house photos and more. The judges score each entry independently, assigning points to the various aspects of the data and information submitted.
The purpose of Top Ranked Culinary Experience is to highlight the various aspects of the private-club industry that drive membership and retention, while providing an industry benchmarking tool that supports capital expenditures to deliver exceptional member experiences and capture best practices from club to club.
Through C+R’s Top Ranked Culinary Experiences, clubs can not only showcase their Top Ranked food and beverage programs but also collectively measure the data behind industry culinary programs, to help foster a baseline for a better understanding of how to improve and grow more valuable to members.
More than 80 clubs participated in Club + Resort’s inaugural Top Ranked Culinary Experience in 2021. Many of these clubs have already resubmitted to raise their ranking in 2022. The 2021 participants say that achieving this prestigious distinction provides the club with valuable marketing benefits for attracting and retaining new members and staff in a highly competitive marketplace.
As part of the Top Ranked Culinary Experience, clubs receive national recognition in Club + Resort Business and Club + Resort Chef, coverage online and in the print magazines, and an opportunity to use the exclusive “Top Ranked” badge in marketing and member materials.
In order to enter, the following information is needed:
- Club Name
- Club Website
- Club Address
- Executive Chef Name
- Executive Chef Email Address
- Club Logo
- Total Membership Size
- Annual Food & Beverage Revenue
- Certification status
- Sommelier status
- Total Number of Outlets
- Average Weekly a la Carte Covers
- Number of a la Carte Kitchens
- Number of Banquet Kitchens
- Total Banquet Capacity
- Number of BOH Employees
- Number of FOH Employees
- Food Cost Percentage
- A brief explanation why a club’s overall culinary experience should be Top Ranked?
- At least one a la carte menu
- At least one banquet menu
- At least one photo of the main dining room
- At least one photo of the main kitchen
- A summary of your club’s culinary experience
Interested clubs can access the submission form at the link below. The deadline for 2022 submissions is Monday, Feb 14th, 2022.