February 2019

Hello Everyone,

I hope this message finds you all a little warmer than you were last week! We’ve seen some pretty crazy weather in the last week, and today it was sunny and warm! But as the saying goes, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!!!

I would like to correct a mistake that was made in last month’s message. I mistakenly said the Annual Gala Dinner will be held on 10 March. That date is incorrect. The confirmed date is Sunday 14 April. This mistake was not caught in time. This is also our chapter’s 75th anniversary! Exec Chef Dustin Bates and the Executive team at Allegheny Country Club are planning an exciting event! The menu looks great, and Chef Bates is holding nothing back.  We’ll be recognizing the original members of the chapter and introducing a commemorative 75year pin. We’ll also be introducing our 2018 Chef of the Year. The tickets will be available soon through the ACFPC website. If you haven’t been to a dinner in a while, I hope you’ll consider this one. Remember, there’s only one 75th anniversary! I’m sure we’ll have a few special guests as well.

The February meeting will be held at CCAC in Jones Hall, hosted by Chef Inzinga CEC, CCE, AAC. It will also be this year’s 1st Anything Goes Competition. The theme is Layer Cakes.  Judging starts at 6:15 and the meeting starts at 7:00. Information, including how to enter, is available on our website at https://acf-pittsburgh.squarespace.com/anything-goes-competition  

Our January Meeting was held at the Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel on Monday 28 Jan. hosted by Chef Paul O’Toole CEC, AAC. The presentation was given by Chef Tom Macrina CEC, AAC on the ACF Culinary Olympic Team and their competition in Luxemburg. Chef Macrina is one of the teams advisors.

Finally, the ACF Chef Connect will be held in Atlantic City, NJ. The dates are 24-26 Feb I hope to see some of you at the conference.

Stay warm and I’ll see you at CCAC. 

Thank You,
Rikk Panzera CEC, CCE, AAC
ACFPC President.