Culinary Alumnus Leads Lautrec to Mobil’s Coveted Five Star Ranking

Posted on 1/26/2009 4:46:45 PM

Lautrec, the highly acclaimed French restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Farmington, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Mobil Travel Guide Five Star ranking. Lautrec is the only restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve the Five Star ranking for 2009. Having also been awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating for 2008 and again for 2009, Lautrec is one of only fourteen restaurants in the country to earn top ratings from both AAA and Mobil.

An IUP alumnus, Jeremy Critchfield ’93 is the executive chef and food and beverage director for Nemacolin and the architect of the award-winning culinary team in Lautrec. Asked to comment about Lautrec’s amazing achievement, Chef Critchfield says the vision for Lautrec was to “create a unique and unparalleled dining experience.” He believes the ratings signify the success of the vision and “recognize the remarkable efforts” of his staff."

Chef Critchfield has been the executive chef at Nemacolin since 2003. During his tenure, in addition to receiving the highest ratings from Mobil and AAA, the nation’s most rigorous hospitality evaluators, the resort’s restaurants have been regularly ranked among Pittsburgh’s best. Named to Pittsburgh’s Top 25 list every year since 2004, Nemacolin restaurants have also received multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards from Pittsburgh Magazine.

Congratulations Chef Critchfield!