Regional Learning Alliance - Pittsburgh, the Business Meeting Specialists...
Standard Buffet Fare? No Way.
Learn more about our Executive Chef’s food philosophy here and you’ll see why standard buffet fare is not what you can expect at the RLA. In fact, we not only know food, but we know the service that must come with it. The RLA’s full-day complete package will never leave you asking for more. All of our food is prepared on-site by Executive Chef, Jacob Croston and Chef Tim Lewis using the freshest ingredients, many of which are locally and organizcally grown.
We start your day with Continental Breakfast service that begins at 7:30am and is continuously refreshed until 10:45am. You will enjoy a variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh cut seasonal fruits, yogurt with fresh granola, and assorted just-baked pastries, bagels, and other freshly prepared items. We place all breaks right outside of your meeting space or in the large Central Break Station so your event is not disturbed as we continuously refresh them. Our executive, buffet-style lunches are always freshly prepared by one of our two Chefs and may be served in our Dining Room or catered to your meeting space. Our meals include two entrées, soup, salad, starch, vegetable, rolls, desserts and beverages. And, we'll customize any menu you like with advance notice as well as accommodate any special dietary needs. We finish off the day with an Afternoon Break, served from 1:15pm – 3:45pm. This break includes coffee, soda, bottled water, healthy chips and other snacks, fresh whole fruit and/or a variety of dried fruit and nut mix, and our chef’s choice of homemade just- baked treats. If your group is here multiple days, you can be assured that you will never have the same menu twice. AND, if you plan to come back often, please let us know what items are your favorites and we'll make sure we have them prepared for you.
Need something extra? Want to add a special touch?
We can do that too. Browse our complete menu or just ask. No request is too outrageous.
A Message From the Chef
"To me, food is much more than something to satisfy our appetite. The social aspect of food has become almost as important as the nutritional aspect. We build relationships around meals, personally and professionally. We make-up and break-up over a meal, we catch up with family and friends. We create business deals and brainstorm while eating. In our culture, it’s a necessary part of social interaction. Food can do much to influence any one of these interactions. It can be bring down conversation or it can uplift it. It also can be bland, not contributing or taking away from the setting, just filling our stomach. My goal in presenting the food I create, is to enhance and excite conversations and experiences. I hope to make the occasions memorable and create an atmosphere of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment.
I derive much happiness from seeing people enjoy my food, and it is my hope that while visiting the RLA, your culinary experience is as memorable as any other part of your learning and communicating. If there is a special request, a question, or a suggestion, my staff and I will be more than happy to listen and accommodate you to the best of our ability. Feel free to contact me anytime at email@example.com or 724-741-1052. Bon Appetit!
– Jacob Croston, AVI Food Service Manager/Executive Chef