December 28, 2018

A new year brings fresh, innovative ideas for club food and beverage along with exciting, endless possibilities and creative potential for the months and seasons ahead.  In addition to forecasted food trends for 2019 (Georgian cuisine, savory donuts, unusual salad gree...

December 21, 2018

The holiday season is a great time to reflect on the spirit of hospitality and the role that those of us in the industry play in creating memories, a sense of community, and bringing heartfelt joy to others. It is this spirit of hospitality that brings us joy in servin...

November 30, 2018

Fragrant essences and whiffs of roasting mustard-glazed pork; pepper-cured salmon resting in the smoker; cumin-scented lamb slowly turning on the rotisserie; warm maple-walnut gingerbread just emerging from the oven; and steaming pots of mulled cider ready to be paired...

June 15, 2018

This upcoming Sunday is Father’s Day, so I thought I would write a bit about fathers and the impact they make on their families and thereby, the world. I was lucky to have two fathers – my biological dad and my step dad, both of whom I refer to as ‘my dad’. My time wit...

January 26, 2018

Who knew that January 26th was National Peanut Brittle Day? Well according to Foodimentary™, the website that recognizes and celebrates food holidays 365 days a year, today is the day to get your sweet nutty on.

In celebration of this one day of the year where it’s perf...

December 15, 2017

For many in hospitality, the holiday season is the most wonderful—and challenging—time of the year. While many of your guests are enjoying time off with friends and family, you and your team are working overtime to make that time off as enjoyable and fulfilling as you...

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Whitney Reid Pennell 
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Whitney Reid Pennell is the founder and president of the award-winning RCS Hospitality Group. She is a published author and widely praised seminar leader, with over 20 years of club operations management and consulting experience. 

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