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September 25-27, 2022

Chef Summit

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Learn, Grow, and Taste Together

The CMAA Chef Summit is designed specifically for club chefs to build their club leadership, finance, and governance acumen. Explore the clubs of the Windy City including:

  • The Union League Club of Chicago – Founded in 1862, the Club has been a catalyst for action in nonpartisan political, economic, and social arenas – focusing its leadership and resources on important social issues.
  • Lakeshore Country Club - Founded in 1908, Lake Shore is a family-oriented private club on the shore of Lake Michigan. Perched above a bluff, Lake Shore's historic Howard Van Doren Shaw-designed clubhouse offers sweeping views of the lake and a beautiful setting for in-season events and private member functions.
  • Northmoor Country Club - Building on its traditions since 1918, Northmoor features 27 holes of golf, with its original 18 holes designed by designer Donald Ross, and a recent renovation by hall of fame course designer Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Northmoor’s racquet sports program is anchored by a tennis complex with ten tennis courts, four platform tennis courts, and a platform tennis facility built in 2014.

Learn, grow, and taste together, September 25-27, in the city named the food and drink capital of the world!

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Presented in Partnership with ClubProcure, a CMAA Education Partner


Registration is $900 and includes all education, program materials, on-site bus transportation on Sunday and Tuesday, Opening reception, and Closing event.

The Chef Summit is now sold out, but you can join the waitlist!

Agenda Overview


Important Information

Chef Summit Contest

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2022 

There are three chef-centric topics in this contest. You can enter one or all of the categories. Since our judges unfortunately can’t sample your dishes, the more details and photos you can provide in your answers, the better.

Submit an Entry


The "Sacred Cow" Menu Item

What is that one dish that you would love to erase from the menu but members would revolt and possibly tar and feather you? How did the dish come about and why is it a staple that just can’t be erased? Are there any funny (or sad) stories that depict this meal? We want to know!

The winner of this category will receive a $1,000 wardrobe shopping spree courtesy of ChefWorks®. (We can’t have you walking around in a tarred-up chef coat after all…)

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Most Memorable Member-Guest Meal

Your team brings it every day but we all know the big golf tournament calls for putting your best foot forward. What meal (plated or buffet) made your club’s guests say “WOW”? Was there a theme to the event that played into the food selections? Let’s see the goods!

The winner of this category will receive a backyard prize pack courtesy of PepsiCo. (Coolers, kits, and golf swag for you to use as you like.)

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The Special Holiday Spread

We’re talking about pulling out all the stops here. What extraordinary eats have you served on the Easter buffet? Where did the budget come in for the biggest Bar/Bat mitzvah? When do you serve the Mother’s Day of all meals? Show us your stuff.

The winner of this category will receive a $1,000 home kitchen shopping spree courtesy of EdDon. (Upgrade your kitchen items at work or at your own home.)

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Terms and disclosure for contest: Deadline for entries is Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. EDT. All entries must either be submitted online at URL mentioned in email or mailed to:
CMAA, 1733 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Panel of 5 judges will vote on entries to select winners in all three (3) categories. Judges are comprised of two CMAA representatives, one ClubProcure representative (Cam Schultz), and two Chef Summit session leaders.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada, you must be 18 years and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes or Contest constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.

SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTEST PERIOD: CMAA reserves the right to end the contest at any time. Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Period.

SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTEST ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: During the Sweepstakes or Contest Period, you may submit one entry per category listed. 

PRIZE: The Prize will be delivered to the winning entrant’s address or at the sole option and discretion of the contest sponsor to a recipient designated by the contest winner. Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash.

PARTICIPANT OBLIGATIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes or Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release and hold CMAA and affiliates harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or Contest or receipt or redemption of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize.

GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or Contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

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