26th Annual
WPSU Connoisseur's Dinner & Auction

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Nittany Lion Inn
Alumni Ballroom

6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner
10:00 p.m. Event Concludes

Tickets $205

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Chef Nick Stellino

Nick Stellino was born and raised in Palermo, a city rich in culture, music and culinary tradition. Life there was good and he was surrounded by family. But from early childhood, Nick dreamed of moving to America. In 1975, at the age of 17, he achieved that goal and by the late 1980s, he had built a successful career as a stockbroker.

Chef Nick Stellino

Nick had come from a world where food, love, and family were deeply intertwined. He developed a passion for cooking at an early age, and decided to pursue a culinary career.

With no formal experience, Nick was told he couldn’t work as a chef. Not to be denied a job in the industry, he initially took a job as a dishwasher. He went on to apprentice with some of the best chefs in America.

Along with 12 published cookbooks his cooking shows are seen nationally on PBS and are syndicated throughout Latin America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East. His new show Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen premiered on PBS in August 2017.



Bookcover - Cooking with Nick Stellino

Personalized Cookbook

WPSU is offering Chef Stellino’s favorite cookbook: Cooking with Nick Stellino. This out of print cookbook is available exclusively to you from Nick’s warehouse. You will have the opportunity to meet the chef and have your cookbook personalized.

$40 (tax included)

Reserve your copy as part of your RSVP below.

A limited supply will be available at the dinner.


Hotel Accommodations

Special Saturday night accommodations are available at The Nittany Lion Inn. Call 800-233-7505.

Reference code WPSU18C.



Additional Events

Cooking Class with Chef Nick Stellino

Friday, February 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.

Cook alongside Chef Stellino at the Penn State Food Lab to prepare four Italian dishes. Your creations will be taken to the dining room for a casual dinner with Chef Stellino!

$150 (tax included)

Sorry, but this class is full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Tamra at trf14@psu.edu or 814-863-6635.

Nick Stellino


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