2021 Virtual Connoisseur’s Dinner and Auction

Twenty-eight years of entertainment and epicurean delights

The WPSU-TV Connoisseur’s Dinner & Auction is our longest-running and most successful fundraising event to support WPSU-TV’s essential local services to the community. For 28 years 300 guests have looked forward to dining on a menu hand-selected by a PBS celebrity chef while listening to live music and bidding on exclusive auction items. As you can imagine, it is hard during a pandemic to replace something of this magnitude.


2021 Virtual Events

We are excited to announce that we have three entertaining and exciting ways for you to support the station.


Bid on auction items!

This auction to benefit WPSU will open for bidding on

Friday, January 22, at 8:00 p.m.

Bid on dozens of items donated by local businesses and WPSU patrons, such as a beautiful custom-made box, quilts, a weekend stay at Pine Barn Inn, and much more.

Visit the Online Auction »

Watch “Virtual Chef’s Table”

Support local restaurants, farm-to-table providers, and public television!

January 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Chefs from Re Farm Café at Windswept and Pine Grove Hall (Tory Glossner) will incorporate ingredients from local produce and dairy farms, butchers, and other locally sourced providers to walk participants through the steps of preparing a four-course meal they have designed to celebrate WPSU’s Virtual Connoisseur’s Dinner.

This event has already taken place. Video coming soon!



Watch the Connoisseur’s Dinner Celebration

February 6, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

WPSU’s Carolyn Donaldson and Rob Butler will host a one-hour virtual event featuring appearances by five Connoisseur’s Dinner celebrity chefs and many other surprises.

Chef Nick Stellino
Host of Nick Stellino Storyteller in the Kitchen II

Chef Mary Ann Esposito
Host of Ciao Italia

Chef Michael Solomonov
Israeli chef and restaurateur, known for his Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav

Chef Paul Brooke-Taylor
Head chef at Highclere Castle



Register for the Virtual Conn Dinner »


Challenge Grant

Every donation counts toward reaching our $25,000 goal!

Thanks to a one-for-one match from Peter and Ann Tombros, your contributions during the event will go even further. When donations for the evening reach $5,000, Peter and Ann will match that with an additional $5,000, for a total of $10,000.

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