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

Tom Birmingham
Ruth Lake Country Club

J.R. Thomas
Valley Lo Club

George Upton
Aurora Country Club

Jimmy Christensen
Crystal Tree Country Club
(708) 403-3000

Matthew Hinkle
Exmoor Country Club

Membership Committee Chair
Eric Wiemeyer
LaGrange Country Club

Membership Committee
John Beck, Olympia Fields CC
Laura Herman, Conway Farms
Tim Rios, Knollwood Club

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

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