Join us for the first ever Joint Summer Picnic with ACF Pittsburgh Chapter and ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter on July 22nd!

When: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 12:00-5:00pm
Where: Turner Dairy Farms Lakes Pavilion
             3290 PA-819
             Greensburg, PA 15684


This event will feature games, activities, and great food. It is sure to be a fun time for everyone. All members and families are welcome. Please RSVP to Lynn Toniolo at or 724-925-5980 by July 6th.


Thanks to all that came to the Beekeeping Demonstration on May 29th!

On May 29th, Nancy Thorne of the Westmoreland County Beekeepers Association hosted us at her home to do a presentation on Beekeeping.


Nancy has been keeping bees for 5 years and has 6 hives. We learned about how to start beekeeping and the process from start to finish up through harvesting honey. We also tasted different varieties of honey with cheeses and breads.

Thanks to the representatives from Smithfield and Chef Schmucker for the BBQ Means the World Presentation and Sampling on April 17th!

Our newest sponsor, Smithfield Foodservice, hosted a presentation on global BBQ. Chapter Vice President, Scott Schmucker, EdD, CEC, CCE prepared three recipes for all to try including Laos Grilled Pork Kabobs, Costillas De Tejas (Texas Ribs), and Pork Belly Skewers in Anticucherra Sauce. Although we forgot to pull the names for the raffle, we picked them afterwards and the winners are:


Joe Weaver, CEC - Yeti Tumbler

Dianne Palmieri - BBQ Set

Deya Hess - Student Membership

Gabriella Maurizio - Student Membership


We will be in touch with the winners soon!


Congrats to the WCCC Culinary Knowledge Bowl Team!

Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl Team from Westmoreland County Community College for becoming Northeast Region Champs of the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl! They will be moving on to compete for the National Title in New Orleans this July!


This year's team consists of Craig Stahl, Erin Bertuzzi, and Amanda Shriner. Way to go and good luck in July!

Important Dates

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

July 17-19, 2018 - National Convention, New Orleans, LA

July 22, 2018, 12:00pm - ACF Pittsburgh Chapter - ACF Laurel Highlands Joint Summer Picnic, Turner Dairy Lakes, Slickville 


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How To Find Us:

American Culinary Federation

Laurel Highlands Chapter

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697


Phone: 724-454-9951

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