The Club Chefs Association of America (CCAA) is an organization of club chefs dedicated to promoting the culinary profession and its members through education, networking and the exchange of ideas and practices in the club environment.

The CCAA offers educational opportunities like culinary exchanges, culinary themed travel, roundtable discussions, and competitions where members network and learn from other professionals. Our annual golf outing allows us to support our newly formed Club Chef Foundation. 

Board of Directors

James Kremer CEC, AAC
Hinsdale Golf Club
(630) 528-7438

Laura Herman
Women's Athletic Club of Chicago
(847) 521-0973

Boris Kirzhner
Ridgemoor Country Club
(708) 867-8400

Scott Webster
Sunset Ridge Country Club
(847) 881-9588

Tom Birmingham CEC
Club Chef Society


Joe Rodriguez
(630) 540-8648

Past Presidents

Keith Nelson 1989-1993
Phil Hilliard 1993-1995
Scott Roberts 1995-1997
Michael Howe 1997-1999
Peter Panzica 1999-2001
Donald Doubek 2001-2003
Donald Smith 2003-2005
Adam Houska 2005-2007
Garry Gutierrez 2007-2009
Matt Southard 2010-2011
Nathan Skrocki 2011-2012
James Terry 2012-2013
Matthew Hinkle 2014-2016
Tom Birmingham 2017-2018

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