Important Dates

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

March - Meeting TBD
March 22-24, 2020 - Chef Connect Conference, Nashville

April 27, 2020 - Dinner Meeting at Fede Pasta (Irwin, PA) & Educational Seminar Artisanal Pasta Making
May - Meeting TBD

July 19-23, 2020 - National Conference, Dallas

July TBD - Joint Picnic with Pittsburgh Chapter

Fat Squirrel Dinner Meeting                             

Thank you to all who attended our January dinner at The Fat Squirrel.  The food and service was amazing!!




Congratulations to Chefs Carol Baier, CC and Joe Weaver, CEC for bsing named 2019 ACFLC Co-Chefs of the Year!!!

Chef Joe Weaver, CEC, ACFLHC 2019 Chef of the Year
Chef Carol Baier, CC, ACFLHC 2019 Chef of the Year

Thanks to Chef Paul Haines for the amazing Beef Demonstration at WCCC.

Chef Paul Haines, Co-owner of Haines Farming and Meat Processing, fabricated a hind quarter of beef into usable cuts, and explained different cooking methods for each cut. The Foods I Class prepared samples of their fresh ground beef for those in attendance.
Beef Fabrication Seminar
WCCC Commissioners Hall, Room 2303/2304
February 18th, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm 


Chef Haines was our Chapter's Chef of the Year in 2011 and was our last Chapter President. 


Here is some info about his family's business:
In 1970, Paul Haines, Sr. and Betty started processing deer in their basement. They moved into the garage doing deer and custom beef and pork in 2008. After a building collapsed due to heavy snow fall in 2010 they remodeled and moved the business into a bigger building to fit their ever-expanding business. In August 2016 the establishment decided to go into an USDA and Retail plant.


Paul Jr. has been around the butcher shop since he was just a small boy. In 2007 he became an official business partner and, along with his wife, has helped his parents to expand the business to where it is now. With the help of their 12 employees the Haines’ are able to do deer processing in the fall and do Federal, Retail, and Custom beef, pork, lamb, and goat all year long.


Funding for this seminar was provided through a grant from the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative.

Thanks to Major Stokes for hosting our December Dinner!

Thanks to Jim Bosco and his team for a great meal, a tour of the restaurant with a free history lesson, as well as some great live music!


Major Stokes

108 West Pgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601



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Laurel Highlands Chapter

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