Chefs from the 2018 Steel City Chef Cookoff

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Audience cheers on teen-chef teams

DIANA NELSON JONES March 16, 2018 At 6:04 p.m., a cry for garlic punctured the din of 15 voices in various stages of panic, with cleavers pounding, knives fast-tapping toward deadline. “Keep it moving, y’all!” A blender roared, plantains sizzled. “Need olive oil!” “Knives behind you!” Chop-chop-chop-chop. “C’mon Yellow Team, big push right here!” Upstairs, a […]

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Superior Motors Chef Kevin Sousa shows 17-year-old Dwayne Gordon how litchi bubbles rise

90.5 WESA: Live Cooking Competition Is The Cherry On Top For Teens Interested In Restaurant Careers

KATIE BLACKLEY March 12, 2018 Ry’Anna Moore leaned over a stainless steel surface as Chef Kevin Sousa eyeballed cup after cup of heavy cream. The 17-year-old junior from Pittsburgh Obama had never tasted lychee or played with a blow torch, but thanks to the Steel Chef culinary training program, she was about to cook with both. […]

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Restaurant Finder Tool: Makes Dining Out Easy

“Where should we eat?” It’s the question that has been bringing plans to a screeching halt for generations. Whether it’s date night, an evening out with friends, takeout after work, or just somewhere to grab a drink, it’s always a challenge. But what happens when you don’t want to eat or drink just anywhere–you want […]

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Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh teens prepare for Steel Chef Cook Off

Celine Roberts March 9, 2018 If you love chef showdowns, you have a chance to see one live on March 12, at the Steel Chef Cook Off, a collaboration of Focus on Renewal, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program and Ohio Valley hospital. Area teens and local chefs will team up for a culinary showdown hosted by chef […]

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WPXI Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Steel Chef

March 9, 2018 Pittsburgh’s food scene is growing, and has received national attention for the caliber of chefs and restaurants in town. Six chefs from those restaurants have been volunteering with local students, offering mentorship and guidance. Since January 2018, students in McKees Rocks have been slicing, dicing and chopping. “It’s been fun. It’s been […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Stopping straw waste is just the start

Brian O’Neil November 1, 2017 Fouling the Earth doesn’t begin and end with plastic straws. My Sunday column largely concerned my loathing of the common practice of restaurant servers plunking plastic straws in our water glasses. It’s as if we’re children, and it’s reached the point that Americans reportedly toss out 500 million plastic straws each […]

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