Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and seminars take place at Commisioner's Hall at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA.
September 4, 2018 3:00 - Board Conference Call
September 18, 2018 - General Meeting
October 15, 2018 - General Meeting
November 18, 2018 - Holiday Brunch
December 18, 2018 - Casual Dinner
January 15, 2019 - Board Call/Meeting
February 19, 2019 - General Meeting
February 24-26, 2019 - ChefConnect, Atlantic City
March 19, 2019 - General Meeting
April 14, 2019 - Awards Dinner/Event
May 21, 2019 - General Meeting
July TBD, 2019 - 2nd Annual Joint Picnic with Pittsburgh Chapter
August 4-6, 2019 - National Convention, Orlando
Special thatnks to Carol Baier, Regis Holden, and the Board and Officers of the Pittsburgh Chapter for making this event a success. We already plan on making this a joint picnic every year moving forward!
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.
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!
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!
American Culinary Federation
Laurel Highlands Chapter
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697