News and Upcoming Events

February General Meeting

When: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 7:00pm (Judging begins at 6:15pm)
Where: Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
             808 Ridge Avenue
             Pittsburgh, PA 15212

This meeting will feature a Dessert Cheesecake Anything Goes Competition.  Visit here for entry, criteria, and judging information. 

Chef George M. Sideras, CEC, AAC, HGT, will be presenting on the science of flavor.  Chefs, Evolutionary Biologists, Anthropologists, and Food Scientists are at the forefront of our understanding of the science behind flavors with the studying of neurogastronomy. The presentation and short demonstrations will break flavor down into its component parts, explaining step by step the science behind what we taste and experience when we bite into an ingredient. This methodology will provide the attendee to be better able to build more impactful dishes ,train more effectively and bring a new sensibility into menu development. The night will provide insight into how ingredients can be successfully paired when we understand the science behind the flavor.

ACF Pittsburgh Chapter Awards Dinner

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 5:00pm
Where: St. Clair Country Club
             2300 Old Washington Road
             Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Please join fellow Culinary Professionals and Food Enthusiasts for an evening of warm hospitality, fine dining, and tributes to those who promote our grand profession.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Visit here for more information, including directions to St. Clair Country Club, the menu, and how to purchase a ticket. 

March General Meeting

When: March 26, 2018, 7:00 pm
Where: Core Group / Concept Foods
             294 W. Steuben St.
             Crafton, PA 15205

This meeting will feature a presentation on menu profitability and local fare. 


When: April 30, 2018, 7:00 pm
Where: Allegheny Country Club
            250 Country Club Road
            Sewickley, PA 15143

We have something extraordinary in the works for April.  More details will be forthcoming.

Emergency Fundraising for Kathleen Garland

A house owned by Kathleen Garland, one of our members, was set on fire on December 26th. Unfortunately, the damage is too extensive for the building to be saved, so it must be torn down. A friend of Kathleen's set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the demolition. Please consider giving.  She only has a few days until the demolition deadline.



We are selling ACFPC t-shirts and aprons.  Various colors are available.  Click here to download the order form.

ACFPC is sponsored by Restaurantware.  ACFPC Members can receive 10% off at checkout with the coupon code ACFMember.

ACFPC is sponsored by Restaurantware.  ACFPC Members can receive 10% off at checkout with the coupon code ACFMember.