News and Upcoming Events

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October General Meeting

When: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 4:00-8:00pm
Where: Macelheiny Farm
             149 Pittsburgh Grade Road
             Hookstown, PA 15050
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Calling all ACF Pittsburgh Chapter Chefs: We have a great opportunity for you! Curious about how beef is raised today? Join us, get your questions answered, and learn from the experts in the beef community! Save the date and spend an evening on the farm, learning all things beef from farm to fork. This opportunity is brought to you by the PA Beef Council funded by farmers and ranchers. The educational event will earn you 3 ACF Continuing Educational Credits in exchange for your attendance. Hope to see you there!

Tentative Schedule:

4:00 pm — 4:30 pm        Arrive at McElhaney Family Farm & Check-in and Registration

4:30 pm — 4:45 pm         Welcome & Get Acquainted with the Beef Checkoff, Nichole Hockenberry, PA Beef Council

4:45 pm — 5:45 pm        Farm Tour/Meet and Greet with McElhaney Family

5:45 pm — 6:30 pm        Dinner and Dessert at the McElhaney Family Farm

6:30 pm — 7:15 pm         Beef Industry Panel Discussion. Panel will include a Veterinarian, Producer, Beef Nutritionist.

7:15 pm— 7:45 pm          Chef Sharing- Sharing their experience with the value add of buying direct from PA Beef Producers & sharing the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) message, Martin Thomas CEC, Executive Chef, Sewickley Heights Golf Club

7:45pm—8:00pm             Wrap-up Discussion & Depart from Farm

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American Culinary Federation Pittsburgh Chapter presents: Live Jazz Brunch

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Renaissance Hotel-Pittsburgh
Cost: $50 for ACF member and guest
$75 for non-members and guests

Join us for bunch with a touch of jazz featuring the music of Mark Jackovic and Friends. The amazing menu includes an egg station, salad station, bread station, sweets station, and carving station with Apple Cider Braised Sunday Ham and Bourbon Maple Glazed Angus Reserve 30 Day Aged Prime Rib. View the full menu here.

Benefits ACFPC and our young culinarians. 

ACFPC would like to thank ACF member Donato Coluccio CEC, F&B Director, his staff at the Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh, and the Chaine des Rotisseurs for their gracious support. 

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