Thursday, August 31, 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have two Country Club Scottsdale staff members who have become certified as Level I Introductory Sommeliers. Recently both Carter Keenan and Drew Shelburne have accomplished one of their personal goals of taking their wine knowledge to the next level. With this accomplishment, both Carter and Drew join the ranks of Alfredo, and Country Club Scottsdale officially now has a total of three (3) Sommeliers on hand to assist our Country Club Scottsdale members with their wine selections.
Country Club Scottsdale Pastry Chef Guillermo Magana was selected as our Scottsdale Golf Club Employee of the Month for April due to the amazingly passionate effort that he put into the Easter Brunch for our members. He spent countless hours at Scottsdale Golf Club and at home, creating incredible showpieces out of chocolate and preparing a delicious and beautiful array of desserts with an intense desire to WOW our Scottsdale Golf Club members. Equally amazing was Guillermo’s patient and intense tutelage and mentorship of his assistant, who because of this was able to grow immensely, enabling her to help him make Easter so special. Easter aside, Guillermo came to us last November from The Phoenician Resort and has taken the Pastry and Bakery items served at the Scottsdale Golf Club to a whole new level. He has been innovative in creating new exciting things and at the same time got us back on track with the traditional items that our Scottsdale Golf Club members had come to love over the years. Not only is he creative, professional, hardworking, kind and funny, he is an amazing Scottsdale Golf Club team player who will do anything to aid in the success of the team in all areas, not just pastry. Before working at the Phoenician, Guillermo held positions at Gigi’s Cupcakes, Binkley’s Restaurant, and The Four Seasons Resort. He has a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and in Pastry and Baking from The Art Institute of Phoenix.