Club + Resort Chef is pleased to introduce the inaugural PlateCraft event—a Chef to Chef experience—that will take place at Cullasaja Club in Highlands, N.C., from Nov. 5-7, 2023.
This carefully selected venue sets the stage for a highly exclusive and immersive gathering of executive club chefs to participate in a range of advanced culinary workshops on topics such as advanced garnishes and plating techniques, dry aging, fermentation, protein bonding, sous vide, and mousseline production. Attendees will also have the chance to embark on multiple club tours and indulge in immersive dining experiences. The event will kick off with a live butchery demonstration conducted by a Ph.D. meat scientist, followed by an opening reception and meal at Canyon Kitchen, one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the country, framed by verdant forests and meadows, encircled by thousand-foot granite cliffs.
On Monday, PlateCraft will kick off with hands-on workshops led by Scott Craig, CEC, CCA, WCMC, Executive Chef of Cullasaja Club (Highlands, N.C.); Richard Brumm, CEC, WCEC, CCA, AAC, Director of Culinary Operations and Executive Chef of Bonita Bay Club (Bonita Springs, Fla.); and Geo Lanez, MBA, CEC, Executive Chef of The Patterson Club (Fairfield, Conn.). After a short break, attendees will embark on a tour of a local club, followed by an Appalachian-themed dining experience back at Cullasaja that event.
On Tuesday, attendees will tour Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, where Executive Chef Will Bystrzycki will guide attendees through a behind-the-scenes, immersive tour of the club’s kitchen and dining spaces. PlateCraft will conclude shortly after lunch on Tuesday.
PlateCraft is designed to be an all-inclusive program for attendees with meals, accommodations and education materials included in the registration cost.* PlateCraft will provide an intimate setting to foster meaningful connections and personalized attention. With limited availability, attendees can anticipate an exclusive gathering where they can closely interact with industry-leading professionals and forge lasting relationships with like-minded peers.
Registration for PlateCraft will open in mid-August. Due to high demand, we anticipate the spots to sell out quickly. In case of full capacity, don’t worry; you can secure your spot on the waitlist. We will promptly notify you if a spot becomes available and you are next in line.
*Editor’s Note: Transportation/flights will not be included in the cost of the event.