Tim Fetter, executive chef for Parkhurst Dining at Duquesne University, has been selected as one of 11 Pittsburghers named to Who’s Next 2019: Food & Beverage list.
Presented by The Incline and S&T Bank, the list recognizes under-40 rising stars in the local food and beverage industry. They are, according to The Incline, “the chefs, sommeliers, activists, urban farmers, sustainability pros and big thinkers putting Pittsburgh’s food and beverage scene on the map.”
Fetter and the other honorees will be recognized at a special happy hour hosted by The Incline at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Beauty Shoppe at 213 Smithfield Street. Tickets are available online.
A 2001 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Fetter joined Duquesne via Parkhurst Dining in 2013. The University is Parkhurst’s largest account. Previously, Fetter worked for Parkhurst at Highmark Pittsburgh and St. Vincent College, and also worked at The Duquesne Club.
During Fetter’s tenure, Duquesne Dining has received an A+ grade on peta2’s (the youth program of PETA) vegan report card for three consecutive years. In addition, the University has climbed to No. 17 on The Daily Meal’s 75 Best Colleges for Food. Fetter also co-chairs the annual Cops ‘n Chef BBQ event held on campus in conjunction with the University’s United Way campaign.
In 2012, Fetter was named Chef of the Year for the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Laurel Highland chapter. He has earned a gold, two silver and a bronze medal at ACF hot-food competitions. Fetter is president of the ACF Laurel Highlands chapter and is an ACF approved certification examiner.
Fetter sits on the Parkhurst Culinary Advisory Board and local advisory board, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture and Slow Food Pittsburgh. He volunteers with local elementary schools through Grow Pittsburgh’s Edible Schoolyard program and Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools program. Fetter also serves on the Westmoreland County Community College’s apprenticeship committee.