Thanks to all of the chefs, sponsors, volunteers, guests, and committee members that helped make this a successful event!

                                                Chef Presenters

Kevin Sousa, Superior Motors

Grass Fed Beef Tartare, Miso-Morel Mayo, Yuzu-Radish Pickles, Herb Salad, Fried Garlic


Derek Stevens, ELEVEN

Chilled Octopus Terrine, with "Paella Croqueta", Espellete, Salsa Verde, Anchovy Toast


 Greg Alauzen, Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar

House Smoked BBQ Pork, Mac & Cheese Fritter, Slaw


Tom Lonardo, Legume

Grilled Zambitta Sausage and Lamb Shank Ravioli, Rhubarb Braising Jus, Asparagus with Salsa Verde, Hen of the Woods, Pistachios


Will Racin, CEPC, The Duquesne Club

Frasier Push-Pop, Chocolate Raspberry Sphere, Blackberry Lime Truffles, Strawberry Vanilla Truffles, and DC Macaroons


Tim Fetter, CEC, CCA, Parkhurst Dining at Duquesne University

Compressed Watermelon, Goat's Milk Feta, Purple Basil, Santorini Balsamic (Passed Hors d'oeuvre)

Foie Gras Crostini, Pickled Cherry, Arugula (Passed Hors d'oeuvre)


Jerome Watkins, Rosalees Southern Comfort Cuisine

Smoked Slow Roasted Pork Loin, Caramelized Vidalia Onions,

Dee Dee's Gravy and New Style Red Skin Roasted Potato Salad


Seungmee Choi, Parkhurst Dining at Carnegie Museums

Yuzu Tart with Citrus Salad


Ben Chilenski, Private Chef & Mario Porreca, Cleanse Pittsburgh

Chilled Maine Lobster and Summer Vegetable Salad, Crispy Lobster Toast, Avocado Crème Fraiche, Caviar, Mango Vanilla Bean Emulsion


Amanda Flesch, American Academy of Culinary Arts

Spanish Style Chorizo, Avocado, Manchego Cheese Crisp, Fig Cake Dusted with Pistachio, Tapenade with Grilled Crostini, Romesco Sauce


Brendan King, The Duquesne Club

Steamed Bao Bun, Asian Barbecue Duck, and Pickled Vegetables

Preserved Lemon and Lavender Ricotta, Hive 325 Honey, Pickled Cucumber and Pink Peppercorn


April Simpson, Vanilla Pastry Studio

Specialty Cupcakes


Format: Casual "Dine-Around" with Chef Stations and Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

Location: The Country Place on Lincoln Way in Irwin, which has been transformed from a Johnston the Florist

Chefs: Taste specialties from some of the area's top chefs, all whom have spent time in the Duquesne Club Kitchen

Drinks: Local Beers from Rivertowne and Full Pint Brewing, Carefully Selected Wines from the Duquesne Club's Sommelier, Kevin Reynolds

Entertainment: Jazz Pianist Chris Potter

Tickets: This event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets soon! Online tickets available here.

Proceeds Benefit: ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter, which supports culinary education through scholarships and other educational endeavours

Questions: E-mail Tim Fetter at



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