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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
  • A hands-on VIP cooking class on Friday night preparing Chef Migliore's favorite recipes
  • Food styling workshop with Chef Matt Migliore


Tickets are $215

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

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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

Details coming soon.

Tickets are $150 per person

Includes all ingredients, the meal your team created, and wine service (BYOB is not allowed). All proceeds benefit WPSU-TV.

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Food Styling Workshop with Chef Matt Migliore

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

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

Details coming soon.

Tickets are $50 per person

All proceeds benefit WPSU-TV.

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Please complete the following form so we can process your reservation. For questions or any registration problems, reach out to Tamra at tamra@psu.edu. Please note, tickets are nonrefundable, but are transferrable.

Tickets only available while supplies last

320 : Connoisseur's Dinner Tickets Remaining

40 : VIP Cooking Class Tickets Remaining

150 : Food Styling Workshop Tickets Remaining

Step 1: Make Your Selection

Number of Tickets to the Saturday Connoisseur's Dinner ($215 each):

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Step 2: Payment Information

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Step 4: Guest and Entreé Details

All meals will include a savory Mezza Platter, a choice of entree, and crispy Baklava for dessert. Please make your entree choice below


For Saturday Connoisseur's Dinner

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For Friday VIP Cooking Class

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For Food Styling Workshop

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