In addition to the three regional awards won by the Club + Resort Group, Club + Resort Chef brought home top honors for its January 2020 cookbook.
In January 2020, Club + Resort Chef released its first annual club chef cookbook. That cookbook just rose to the top of one of the most prestigious B2B competitions in the United States.
Club + Resort Chef’s January 2020 cookbook captured the National Gold Award in Print for Special Supplement at the 2021 Azbee Awards of Excellence Online Celebration. The award was given to Joanna DeChellis, Editor of Club + Resort Chef. The competition is organized by the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s (ASBPE), the professional association for editors, writers, art directors and designers employed nationwide in the business, trade and specialty press.
The supplement was a first-of-its-kind showcase of chef-written recipes from notable leaders within this unique segment of the culinary world, including two ACF Certified Master Chefs. The recipes, which were accompanied by outstanding photography, covered all dayparts, menu styles and segments, including à la carte, banquet, pastry and more.
With a cookbook look, C+RC’s January issue opened with an introduction by Scott Craig CEC, CCA, WCMC, Director of Culinary Operations at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., who is also a member of the C+RC’s advisory board. In this letter to his peers, Craig talks about the importance of mentorship and what this inaugural recipe issue truly means to the craft of club cooking.
The subsequent pages featured dozens of recipes accompanied by brief stories from the chefs who created the dish, to explain what inspired the dish, why it’s relevant and how it’s helped to promote the success of the food-and-beverage program at his or her property.
You can read the online version of the supplement here, or see it just as it appeared in print in our January 2020 digital edition below.
In April 2020, the Club + Resort group won three regional awards in a diverse group of categories, including a Regional Gold in Special Supplement, a Silver in Podcast, and a Bronze in Feature Article Design. Read more about those achievements here.