Club + Resort Chef of the Year Competition

During the 2022 Chef to Chef Conference, eight club chef competitors will face off in the annual mystery basket-style culinary competition.

During an afternoon cocktail reception on Tuesday, March 22nd at the 2022 Chef to Chef Conference in Nashville, eight club chef competitors will face off in the sixth annual Club + Resort Chef of the Year mystery basket-style culinary competition.

The eight chef competitors will be grouped into four teams. During three exciting rounds, the teams will have access to an extensive spread of ingredients, equipment and plateware. Each round will last 20 minutes and conclude with a group of judges determining the winner.

Points will be awarded for:

  • Taste
  • Plating
  • Originality

Club + Resort Chef Editors and Chef to Chef Conference Coordinators are currently looking for chefs interested in participating in this competition. Interested chefs must be registered for the 2022 Chef to Chef Conference and contact C+RC’s Editor, Joanna DeChellis at jdechellis@wtwhmedia.com.

The Club + Resort Chef of the Year Culinary Competition plays a vital role in the Chef to Chef Conference, offering an exciting, live cooking experience for attendees and competitors.

Former Club + Resort Chef of the Year winners include:

  • 2020: Scott Craig, CEC, CCA, WCMC, Myers Park Country Club
  • 2020: J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC Ansley Golf Club
  • 2019: Eva Barrios, CEC, Austin Country Club
  • 2019: Nelson Millán, San Antonio Country Club
  • 2018: Brandon Gross, The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington D.C
  • 2017: Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, Blue Hills Country Club
  • 2016: Thayer Johnson, Castlewood Country Club

All competitors must be registered in order to participate in the Club + Resort Chef of the Year Culinary Competition.