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, Director of Editorial and Programming, 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. Today, she’s Senior Editor of Club + Resort Chef, a bimonthly magazine, website and host of the annual Chef to Chef conference. She’s also a member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). You can connect with Isabelle on LinkedIn, Instagram, X and Facebook, or email her at igustafson@wtwhmedia.
Rob Thomas, Editor, Club + Resort Business
Rob Thomas, Editor of Club + Resort Business, 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 X (@AmGolferBlog) and listen to him on the Club + Resort Talks podcast.
Phil Keren, Associate Editor, Club + Resort Business
Phil Keren, Associate Editor of Club + Resort Business, joined the staff in April 2022. Prior to coming to C+RB, Phil spent nearly 22 years working as a reporter and an editor for both daily and weekly newspapers. Phil was a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal and affiliate weekly newspapers covering communities near Akron. He also logged 16 years working as editor of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, a weekly publication. While in that role, Phil won awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association for news coverage and editorial writing. Phil is married with three sons. He enjoys playing golf with his sons, running and watching college football. Follow him on X (@keren_phil) and listen to him on the Club + Resort Talks podcast.