Club + Resort Chef’s March issue features the 2023 Top Ranked Culinary Experience list, with Palm Coast, Fla.-based Hammock Dunes Club in the top spot. The club’s culinary offer has grown steadily over the past few years, thanks to a sharp uptick in membership since 2020.
But what’s most impressive about this culinary team is their commitment to learning and growth, always striving to improve their skills and present members with an unparalleled culinary experience.
Top Ranked entries, as always, were judged independently by a panel of club and resort chefs based on points assigned to menus, front- and back-of-house photos and more.
Dozens of clubs and resorts submitted to Top Ranked for the first time this year, each with information or initiatives that others in the industry can learn from. So, new in 2023, C+RC’s editors called out several clubs and their culinary teams throughout the list that impressed us for one reason or another, independent of the judges’ scores.
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Cherokee Country Club just completed a $7M dining renovation. Edmond, Okla.-based Rose Creek Golf Club is home to a Parisian-inspired speakeasy. The Club at Ibis (West Palm Beach, Fla.) applied for a new visa that enabled it to hire Italian staff for a truly authentic Italian restaurant. The Philadelphia Country Club is implementing four-day work weeks. Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., installed an allergy cooking station inspired by Farmington Country Club (Charlottesville, Va.), 2022’s Top Ranked Culinary Experience.
We will continue to reach out to clubs on the Top Ranked list to learn more about their food-and-beverage programs and share their stories and successes with you.
And, of course, we are always looking for ways to refine and improve our programs, including Top Ranked, to better serve this industry’s chefs and culinary teams. If you have ideas or suggestions for 2024, please let us know.