Chefs at Work


Banquet Chef, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA by DZA

Another remarkable Culinary Professional opportunity with one of our Nation’s premier clubs, Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA exclusively conducted by DZA. Chartered in 1956, Cherokee Town and Country Club is recognized as one of America’s premier private clubs. The club has two locations: the Town Club, which occupies the famed Grant Estate on West […]

The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

A Day in the Life of a Private Chef… an interview with… Chef Adam Mali, Private Chef to Family X. by Denise M. Zanchelli Perhaps you’ve thought of or even dreamed of becoming a Private Chef and think to yourself that it would be a walk in the park. Cooking for a family…. I mean…how […]


Private Chef to Mr. & Mrs. T. from New York, NY Many Americans are spending more time eating at home, whether it’s restaurant food delivery, at-home cooking or even hiring personal or private chefs. We decided to feature this interview to see into the life of a Private Chef and understand this world a little […]
Craig Meyer CEC, CCA, AAC

Lakeside Country Club Meets Hurricane Harvey

and the show must go on … Craig Meyer CEC, CCA, AAC Executive Chef Lakeside Country Club On Saturday August 26th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall dumping over 50 inches of rain in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. By Monday August 28th, 2017, reservoirs holding water throughout Harris County experienced 6 inches of run-off […]
Bob Burns, CEC

Bob Burns, CEC, AAC Executive Chef – Austin Country Club

Bob Burns, CEC, AAC has been the Executive Chef at the Austin Country Club since September 2008. Prior to moving to Austin, Chef Burns was the Executive Chef at The Country Club of Columbus (OH) for 15 plus years. He has earned the Certified Executive Chef (CEC) designation from the American Culinary Federation and is […]
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Interview with Chef Charles M. Carroll, CEC, AAC, HGT

Executive Chef – River Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX Chef Charles Carroll is a CIA graduate who has traveled the world speaking on championship thinking and personal greatness. He has produced two tours of Operation HOT Vegas-style shows (Honoring Our Troops) in Afghanistan and Kuwait. He has found time to win spots on eight different […]

Daniel Pliska, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef and Assistant General Manager

Daniel Pliska is the Executive Chef for the University Club of Missouri and University Catering located in Columbia, Missouri. He directs a kitchen staff of 25 to 30 at the Alumni Club of MU, and has been employed there since 1998. Dedicated to the practice, growth and training of traditional culinary and pastry arts, he […]
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An Interview with Alfonse Contrisciani, CMC, WGMC, ACE, AAC

Academic Dean/Director of Hospitality Programs & Practicum Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio Master Chef/Owner, Plate Restaurant, Bar & Eatery New Albany, Ohio Alfonse Contrisciani wears many hats – chef, farmer and educator among them. But his passion for great cooking and dedication to local food remain defining elements in the long and impressive career of the […]
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An Interview with Ralph C. Feraco, CEC, AAC

In this issue we are featuring Ralph Feraco, CEC, AAC the Executive Chef at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, Naples, FL. Chef Feraco has allowed us to probe deep as he addresses various questions during our interview with him. We especially liked how Chef Feraco handles the clubs staff meal using the talents and various nationalities of his staff. Not only is he pleasing the clubs staff, he is showcasing his cooks and making them feel good about what they create and were they came from. We hope you will enjoy what Chef Feraco has to say.
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An Interview with Nelson Millan

Executive Chef at San Antonio Country Club, San Antonio, Texas by Bill Schulz, MCM & David Meyers It is very gratifying to know of a chef who is not only a master technician of his trade; but is also a stellar presence in his community. Executive Chef Nelson Millan is one of those rare individuals […]