Club + Resort Chef, a bi-monthly magazine, offers vivid, incisive content as well as ideas, strategies and recipes for club and resort chefs and food-and-beverage professionals.
Along with our sister publication, Club + Resort Business, the Club + Resort network is designed to provide useful ideas and creative solutions for the challenges and needs of the operations and management staffs of country clubs, semi-private/daily-fee golf courses, city clubs, yacht clubs and resorts that operate club-like facilities. We do this in print, online and in person with our annual Chef to Chef Conference.
The annual Chef to Chef Conference, presented by Club + Resort Chef, offers an abundance of knowledge on cooking, management concepts and operating practices. Club and resort chefs come to Chef to Chef to learn, network and be inspired. They leave with practical, club-specific ideas they can’t get anywhere else.
The Chef to Chef Conference is devoted exclusively to the special needs of club and resort food-and-beverage operations. The Conference agenda is designed by practicing club chefs, to assure that it will be of practical use for attendees from the food-and-beverage management teams of private, semi-private and daily-fee clubs, resorts, golf courses and city, dining and yacht clubs, including Executive Chefs, Chefs de Cuisine and Sous Chefs, General Managers, F&B Directors/Managers and Clubhouse Directors/Managers.
Meet our Team
Joanna DeChellis, Editor, Club + Resort Chef
As Editor of Club + Resort Chef, Joanna DeChellis has written dozens of profiles detailing the inner workings of food and beverages operations at clubs and resorts across the country. She’s penned award-winning articles about the many intricacies within food and beverage as well as culinary trends and breaking news. She is co-host of the award-winning podcast, Club + Resort Talks, and has served in a variety of content-development roles over the course of her career, including digital, marketing, print, and in-person events. She’s also the Director of Community for the Club + Resort Chef Association. Prior to these roles, she was the Managing Editor of Club + Resort Business.
Isabelle Gustafson, Senior Editor, Club + Resort Chef
Isabelle Gustafson is an award-winning editor and writer with a Bachelor of Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism—a focus in Magazine Editing, minors in Spanish and Psychology and a Certificate in Multicultural Studies. She’s studied in Spain, received her TEFL Certification in Peru and taught English in South Korea. And she’s a member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC). You can connect with Isabelle on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or email her at [email protected].
Rob Thomas, Editor, Club + Resort Business
Rob Thomas is based in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and a long-time golf course rater. Married with three children, Rob enjoys golf when not participating in activities with his family. Follow him on Twitter (@AmGolferBlog) and listen to him on the Club + Resort Talks podcast.
Joe Barks, Editor Emeritus, Club + Resort Business
Joe Barks is the Editor Emeritus of Club & Resort Business magazine, based in Wayne, Pa. (suburban Philadelphia). He has covered the club and resort industry since the launch of C&RB in April 2005 and during that time has written cover-story profiles of over 150 club and resort properties, as well as many additional articles about specific aspects of club management and profiles of leading club managers. Barks has been a writer and editor for specialized business publications for over 40 years, covering a wide variety of industries and professional disciplines over the course of his career. He is a four-time winner of Jesse H. Neal Awards from the American Business Press, known as the “Pulitzer Prizes” for industry trade publications. He has also been a freelance contributor to many leading national consumer and business publications, and served as Marketing Manager for the Hay Group, a leading worldwide management consulting firm. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.