Chef Shane Whiddon Memorial Dinners and Fund

Chef Shane Whiddon from Charleston, SC tragically lost his life in August. Chef Matt Moore and others are hosting fundraising dinners for his family in Charleston. If you are able to attend or donate, please do. All of the proceeds will to supporting Chef Whiddon's wife and children. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.


Go to for more info and how to donate.

Join us on October 17th for a Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Seminar and 2018 Officer Elections

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau – Advocacy and Impact of Tourism in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands will begin at 6:00pm and will be immediately followed by Chapter Elections. The nominations committee will present their nominations and additional nominations will be made from the floor by current members in good standing. Nominations can be made to Lynn Toniolo at More details will be sent out soon...

Our Holiday Brunch and Swearing in of Officers will take place at Edgewood Country Club on November 19th!

November 19, 2017 11:00am-1:30pm

$25 includes service and tax

Cash Bar

RSVP By November 9th


Orange juice, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Coffee
Breakfast Pastries
Sliced Seasonal Fruit
Edgewood Field Salad
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Maple Country Sausage

Traditional Eggs Benedict 
Brie, Tomato, and Spinach Strata
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Julienne Mixed Vegetables
Chicken Romano
Pork Loin with Apricot Brandy Demi Glace 

Assorted Desserts


Checks can be made to ACF Laurel Highlands and be sent to: 

Lynn Toniolo

WCCC Culinary

145 Pavillion Lane

Youngwood, PA 15697


or purchased through PayPal below

Holiday Brunch Ticket
25.00 USD

Purchase your tickets here for our Holiday Brunch on November 19th at Edgewood Country Club.

Important Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and seminars take place at Commisioner's Hall at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA.

October 17, 2017, 6:00pm - Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Seminar & 2018 Officer Elections, WCCC

November 19, 2017 - Holiday Brunch, Edgewood Country Club, Churchill
December 12, 2017 - Casual Dinner, TBD
January 16, 2018 - Board Meeting

February 20, 2018 - Meeting or Dinner, TBD
March 18, 2018 - Awards Dinner, TBD
April 17, 2018 - Meeting or Dinner, TBD
May 22, 2018 - Meeting or Dinner, TBD

Introducing our new partnership with Restaurantware!

Restaurantware is a proud ACF Partner and offers a 10% Discount to ACF Members.


Contact us at 1-800-851-9273 or

How To Find Us:

American Culinary Federation

Laurel Highlands Chapter

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697


Phone: 724-454-9951

Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, or to be added to our mailing list, use our contact form. Or, if you are ready to join just click here.

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