MEET THE CHEFS

Tim Fetter, CEC
Executive Chef, Duquesne UniversityEU4A9643
Greensburg, PA

Tim is a 2001 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). During his time at the CIA, he completed an externship at Oakmont Country Club. Upon graduation, Tim went to work at the prestigious Duquesne Club, working his way up the ranks to Sous Chef. Following his four years at the club, he took his first position with Parkhurst as a Sous Chef at St. Vincent College. In 2007, he was promoted to Executive Chef at Highmark, where he transformed the foodservice operations to focus on Healthy Dining. In 2012, Tim was promoted to General Manager at Highmark, a position he held for a year and a half. In the summer of 2013, Tim took the post of Executive Chef at Parkhurst’s largest account, Duquesne University.

Tim was named 2012 Chef of the Year for the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Laurel Highland’s Chapter. He has competed in four ACF Hot Foods Competitions, earning one gold, two silver, and one bronze medals. He also serves as Vice President of his chapter and is recognized as a Certified Executive Chef and Approved Certification Examiner for the ACF.

Tim is a member of Parkhurst’s Culinary Advisory Board and Local Advisory Board, PASA (Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture), Slow Foods Pittsburgh, the ACF, and serves on the Apprenticeship Committee for Westmoreland County Community College. Tim also partners with Greater Latrobe School District as part of the Chefs Move to Schools Program.

Tim was born, raised and still resides in Greensburg, PA with his wife, Erin and two sons, Owen & Evan.

32218241620_05e5fbbfe2_kIsaiah Benjamin
Chef, The Red Ring Bar & Grille
Homestead, PA

Isaiah is a Florida native who relocated to Pittsburgh to attend The International School of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Isaiah graduated in 2006 with a degree in Culinary Arts. Isaiah has trained under numerous chefs in the city of Pittsburgh throughout his culinary career. While in school, Isaiah volunteered in his local neighborhood providing catered lunches and weddings at little to no cost with the former chef of Poli’s Restaurant, Chef David Conley. Since graduating, Isaiah has worked in multiple restaurants and catering venues, to move through the ranks of the kitchen to be hired by Parkhurst in 2014 as the Chef of the Red Ring. Isaiah currently resides in Homestead, PA with his wife Heather and son Aiden

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