It has been the mission of  The Women's Board of Pittsburgh to support the welfare and development of children in the greater Pittsburgh area through our annual fundraising event.

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FEATURED Chef 2019 benefit


Chef John Bergquist IV


John Bergquist IV is the Executive Chef for Out of the Fire Cafe. His driven and diligent work ethic combined with his passion for freshness, flavor and the preservation of essence continues to serve him well. Chef Bergquist elevates old world favorites and at the same time experiments with the ever-changing sea of culinary possibilities. He has had the honor to work alongside regional greats such as: Master Chef Thomas Pier, Retired Executive Chef Richard Lindsey, Chef Joshua Fryer and

Chef Christophe Fichet.

Chef Bergquist was born in Charleston, SC. As a navy brat, he moved with his family many times before he found himself in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. He appreciates the scenery and the solace of the region and enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittany, as well as his 5 year old silver lab, Willow, and rescue cat, Professor.