Community Human Services empowers individuals and families to live in stable housing, connect to community resources and build relationships. It’s hard to further garnish an organization that provides so much good to the community, but there’s another part of CHS that shines bright in the world of service. BITE Catering, an affiliate of CHS, not only feeds over 1,800 people a month but also provide vocational opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment in the Pittsburgh region. Tim McLaughlin, Chef and Food Services Supervisor at BITE Catering, has the culinary skills and passion for being a community provider to play a huge role in the realm of caring.
“If I were to describe how it feels to wake up every day and go to work at such a good organization, I would describe it as ‘rewarding’,” said McLaughlin. “The nonprofit world is new to me, and since I’ve started, I’m blown away every day by the level of care all my fellow coworkers show at BITE & CHS… It makes me proud to be a part of it all, and it’s amazing how deeply invested everyone is at both organizations,” he continued. McLaughlin graduated from Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2005 and has quite the impressive resume having cooked at the Duquesne Club, worked as a sous chef at the Bigelow Grille alongside esteemed chef/restaurateur, Kevin Sousa, and worked as the Executive Chef at Andrew’s Steak & Seafood at the Rivers Casino.
“I’ve worked in fine dining for quite a while, but through BITE Catering, I feel like I’m serving a higher purpose,” said McLaughlin.
BITE Catering will be happy to accommodate any dietary requests including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets. Please call us at 412-246-1656 with any questions or to arrange a catering!