Staff Spotlight: Jaquez Jenkins, Head Chef

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Hailing from Charleston, SC, Chef Joc comes to the G&B Cafe with over 10 years cooking experience in high-end restaurants, resorts, catering and private dining. Chef Joc completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Mars Hill University and later received his Culinary Science degree from the Culinary Institute of Charleston. His approach to food is summed up in one line; “with a southern heart, I strive to provide southern hospitality and flavors using fresh, healthy ingredients.” A “gastro-cuisine” chef at heart, Chef Joc’s style accommodates all types of diets including keto-friendly, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian and more.

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We asked Joc to talk more about the Member experience here at G&B, and about his team which consists of 3 other chefs who work beside him each day in the G&B Cafe!

Here’s what Joc had to say, “the Members at G&BNYC create a great community and a fun family-like atmosphere, and it’s easy to make good food for your family.  I want to ensure that our Members are getting top service at all hours of the day, we open at 5am and are ready to take on the day eager to make some of our Breakfast Specials for the earlybirds!  By lunchtime it’s usually pretty busy, it is important to me that the cafe staff is prepared for the afternoon rush. We create a new lunch and dinner special each week using the freshest ingredients possible to fulfill our Member’s dietary needs.  One of my favorite specials going into the summer has been the Crispy Rainbow Trout with Pickled Mushroom Salad.  This pan seared marinated trout with spicy pickled mushroom salad, is perfect keto-friendly meal that gives you that clean eating feeling I strive to evoke.”

Crispy Rainbow Trout with Pickled Mushroom Salad

Crispy Rainbow Trout with Pickled Mushroom Salad

Chef Joc and his team are mastering the art of cooking in the G&B Cafe.  


G&B Featured in Practical Golf & Golf World Top 100!

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Check out Golf & Body NYC featured in the golf blog, Practical Golf. Writer, Jon Sherman, went through the Golf & Body comprehensive assessment process looking at a performance, mobility and fitness levels to coordinate with his golf background, health history and goals. Learn more about the process and his experience here!

About the writer:

Jon Sherman is the owner of Practical Golf, a website dedicated to being an honest resource for the everyday golfer who is looking to enjoy the game more, as well as improve. He is the author of the bestselling book 101 Mistakes All Golfers Make (and how to fix them). You can find him on Twitter here - @practicalgolf, where he is happy to chat about golf with anyone.

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As part of Golf World Top 100 New York City, G&B was mentioned as one of the best indoor golf facilities! “Golf & Body NYC exudes luxury. The private, indoor country club in midtown Manhattan features a fitness centre, entertainment space, simulators and more.” Read more about the Top 100 New York City here!



Golf & Body Golf Staff Featured in The Strategist!

Head Golf Pro Ron McDougal & Golf Professional Collin Woods mentioned in The Strategist!

Father’s Day is right around the corner and the G&BNYC Golf Staff were asked about the best Father’s Day gifts for Dad Golfers! In an article called “The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Golf Dads” By Karen Iorio Adelson, Ron & Collin suggest some very cool items shown here:

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To read the full article click here!

G&B FEATURED IN Golf Digest's Editor's Choice Best Golf Schools & Academies!

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We are honored and excited to be listed as one of Golf Digest's Editor's Choice Best Golf Schools & Academies! "At Golf & Body in New York City, you pay a membership fee like a gym to get access to the hitting bays, workout facility and organized practice programs administered in a simulator environment. (There might not be any grass, but there are also no rainouts.)" Read more about the good company we are in by clicking here!

Mental Performance Coach Dr. Lauren Tashman Featured in Podcast!

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G&BNYC’s Mental Performance Coach Dr. Lauren Tashman was interviewed for “Our Athletes” Podcast this week! Check it out here!

“Here is a Helping our Olympic Athletes and Hopefuls is important too! Dr. Lauren Tashman joins the show to tell us about her life as an Olympic Hopeful and her transition to her current career path. Lauren is a mental performance coach and works directly with athletes to make sure they are in the best mental state to compete. She also works with startups, entrepreneurs, and executives to make sure they are working to their highest levels! “



Using the G&BNYC Method out on the Course!

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Check out our honorable mention in a recent article written by the one and only, Jerry Tarde, Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief. In his both honest, informative and entertaining retelling of his preparation for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, Jerry highlights his experience training with the team here as one of his 'Tips for the week'. "Start a routine of fitness training and golf lessons at an indoor range three months in advance. Thanks to Joe Ostrowski and Jason Jenkins at Golf & Body in NYC." We appreciate the opportunity and recognization working with true golf aficionados like Jerry!

Read the full article here.