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When NYC Meets Peru

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 6-10 pm

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center


  • Reception and four-course dinner with wine pairing designed by Chef Matt Migliore
  • Silent and live auction items exclusively for attendees

Tickets are $215

Tickets can be purchased as a table of ten or individually.

  • A hands-on VIP cooking class on Friday night preparing Chef Migliore's favorite recipes

Tickets are $150

  • Food styling workshop with Chef Matt Migliore

Tickets are $50


Chef Matt Migliore

About Chef Matt Migliore

"Yo, I’m a Queens-based, Rochester, NY-bred Chef, Creator, and Host. At four years old, I took my first bite of red bell pepper and tried over a dozen oysters with Tabasco and lemon not too long after that, so some might say I’ve been passionate about food my whole life. I got my culinary degree at Paul Smith's College but developed my palate and skill set in the heart of New York City and Brooklyn.

Most of the time you will catch me wearing my Yankee-fitted but I’ve also worn many other hats throughout my career, such as being a dishwasher, line cook, chef, and business owner. After over a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, working as Chef de Cuisine at Llama Inn and MADRE, and exploring Japanese Cuisine at Morimoto, I learned that we’re all just trying to eat good food, whether it be burgers and fries or an extensive tasting menu. This is why I started my culinary business, Chef Matt Experience, to provide individuals with exceptional culinary experiences that impact their thoughts and views on food."

- Chef Matt


Friday VIP Cooking Class

Friday, February 23, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Henderson Bldg. Food Lab (Room 7)
Penn State University

Chef Matt will be guiding you through the following recipes:

Cocktail/Mocktail: Bee's Knees

Appetizer: Chicory salad with sherry vinaigrette, hazelnuts, and pecorino

Entrées: (1) Lomo Saltado and (2) Veggie Saltado with trumpet mushrooms

Dessert: Apple mousse with toffee and sugar cookie

We're sorry. The VIP Cooking Class is SOLD OUT.

Click here if you would like to be added to a waiting list.

Food Styling Workshop with Chef Matt Migliore

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.-noon

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

person's hand adding garnish to a plate

Hang out with Chef Matt Migliore and learn food styling techniques that take your next dinner party to the next level. Impress your friends and family with fresh new ideas from an enthusiastic pro!

Tickets are $50 per person

All proceeds benefit WPSU-TV.


Registration for the 2024 Connoisseur’s Dinner and Auction is CLOSED.