A Strategic Alliance in Hiring Your Next Executive Chef

When we were in the process of opening our new clubhouse, I knew we couldn’t miss on hiring the best chef we could find to establish a positive first impression and ultimately an excellent reputation.  I had never really used a placement firm in my previous experience, but let’s face it, as managers we are only really right 2/3 of the time at best when hiring people.  This had to be a no-doubter, and I am confident David’s list of candidates put us in that 95% category of success.  I am grateful for his services and what it has meant to the success of our operation.


Steve Termeer, PGA / CMAA

General Manager / Director of Golf
The University of Texas Golf Club

Austin, TX
"The Drives of Texas Are Upon You"


Culinary Insights Newsletter

November/December 2010



It's that most wonderful time of year!  And an equally appropriate time to share Sincere Thanks for another year of friendship.  Through your continued support and feedback we successfully launched our bi-monthly newsletter receiving remarkable reviews while growing as the premier chef placement practice to the private club community.  We are hopeful, and there are hints daily, that the coming year will be stronger for business which can only be good news.  Likewise we are looking forward to another good year!


The introduction of the "Chefs at Work" articles has been one of many highlight of my year.  Your comments suggest true interest in these features, learning of different practices, styles and career journeys these respected chefs' stories tell.   I'm pleased to announce a line-up of additional interesting articles and topics in the coming year which include Mark Rigano, Director of Culinary, Sunrise Corporation at Toscana Country Club, Indian Wells, CA; Gerald Schmidt, CEC, Director of Culinary, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA; and Michael Garbin, CEC, AAC, et al, Executive Chef of The Union League Club of Chicago.  A variety of articles and links to other career management, leadership and industry news shall also continue in full length in the January/February 2011 edition, along with my commentary.  However, for today, I leave you this link to anticipated trends for foodies in 2011 (Detroit Free Press, 12/5/2010). Click here.


Now to this year's finale and highlight of all issues, "Chefs at Work," interview with longtime friend, ever-respected and always modest Russell Scott, CMC, et al, Executive Chef, Isleworth Country Club, Windermere, FL. We hope you enjoy his perspective on becoming an industry leader and his somewhat unconventional and refreshing approach to professional growth and continuing education... Click here to read the entire interview with Russell.


Wishing you, your family and industry fellows the happiest of Holiday Seasons and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!!


Make your MARK!

- David and the entire Meyers Family


"Chefs at Work"

Our November/December 2010 interview with...

Russell Scott, CMC, AAC
Isleworth Country Club

by David Meyers


Russell Scott image


A discussion about Russell’s career journey including steps towards becoming a Certified Master Chef and Culinary Olympian, mentoring, and keeping your passion for your craft peaked through unconventional continuing education methods.


Click here to



March 10-12, 2013

Club Chef to Chef Conference

Denver, CO

Club & Resort Business' annual summit featuring timely programing and networking opportunities for club chefs to stay current with industry trends & happenings. 



February 7-11, 2013

CMAA 86th World Conference

San Diego, CA



October 22-24, 2012

Great Midwest Clubs Master Club Advisors

Medinah Country Club

Chicago, IL



October 10-13, 2012

Master Club Advisors'

Great Clubs of the South Symposium XII

Dallas CC/Brook Hollow GC, TX



September 30, 2012

StarChefs' International Chefs Congress

7th Annual International Chefs Congress




August 5-7, 2012

Master Club Advisors'
Human Resource Symposium

Vestavia Country Club

Birmingham, AL



July 13-17, 2012

ACF National Conference

Orlando, TX



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