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Q&A: Alumni Association award winner Ferdinand Metz on America’s culinary landscape

Pitt alumnus Ferdinand Metz currently serves as the president of the Culinary Institute of America.
October 20, 2020
This homecoming week, the Alumni Association is recognizing Metz for his combination of experience and education. Since graduating from Pitt, Metz has built a career that incorporates his business education with his passion for food.

New Pitt Dining executive chef breaks culinary glass ceiling

Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor.
September 22, 2020
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, and is in charge of all the meals at all the dining halls on campus. She has also been in the food industry since she was 15.

Pittsburgh food Instagrammers use social media to make mouths water

Pitt sophomore Madison Myslewicz began her food instagram, @madisoneatss, to pass the time during quarantine.
September 22, 2020
Many users know food accounts across the globe for their delicious dishes, but local food Instagrammers want to showcase what Pittsburgh has to offer.

Staff Picks: Celebrity chefs we trust the most

Ree Drummond is a celebrity chef best known for her show “The Pioneer Woman” on Food Network.
September 22, 2020
If you’re looking for a new recipe and don’t know whose to try, we’ve got you covered.

Managing cooking in college

While college dorms and apartments are notoriously small, students can still manage to eat healthy and diverse meals without the luxury of a fully equipped cooking space.
August 16, 2020
This semester, don’t let the small space of a dorm or an apartment limit you from creating big things in the kitchen.

Staff Picks: Our favorite local restaurants

Pamela’s, a diner on Forbes Avenue in Oakland, is a favorite spot for Pitt students.
July 20, 2020
To showcase local restaurants, here are the top places you’ll find us eating once we’re back on campus.

Oakland Avenue offering open-air dining through end of September

Oakland Avenue between Sennott Square and Forbes Avenue shut down on June 8 in order to provide outdoor seating space for the surrounding restaurants.
July 7, 2020
Brandon Smith, the co-owner of Fuel and Fuddle, said the outdoor dining area opened June 12 and has seating for customers of his own restaurant and the neighboring Stack’d, as well as a common area where anyone can sit. Oakland Avenue will remain closed for outdoor dining until Sept. 30, according to Smith.

Moe’s Southwest Grill opens first digital location on campus

The new Moe’s in Oakland officially opened June 19 after delaying its opening for 10 weeks due to COVID-19.
July 7, 2020
Although Moe’s Southwest Grill is most commonly known for its queso and customizable menu, the new Moe’s in Oakland might be known for something else — kiosks.

Fresh Fest to showcase black-owned craft breweries online

The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest, will go digital this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 9, 2020
The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest Digi Fest, will go digital on Aug. 8.

Social distancing guidelines disrupt 21st birthday celebrations

Sarah Snavely, a junior mechanical engineering major, celebrates her 21st birthday with a family Zoom call.
April 8, 2020
With bars and liquor stores closed statewide and on-campus life at a standstill, Pitt students are finding different ways to celebrate turning 21 this spring.
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