Penn State Cooking Classic

We invite you to join us for the first Penn State Cooking Classic– a series of hour-long programs that aim to bring Penn State alumni together to learn valuable cooking and related life skills by tapping into the talents across our community. Some of the things you can learn are about smoking meats, healthy foods, specialty chocolate and wine, and more during the programs brought to you by the colleges and campuses of Penn State University.

For questions, please contact Alan Schaffranek, director of alumni relations for the College of Agricultural Sciences at or 814-867-1819.

In addition to bringing together Penn State alumni, we are also bringing awareness to food insecurity experienced by students across the Penn State system.

Whether or not you are able to join us for these unique programs, please consider supporting Penn State students by making a gift to support one of the Penn State food pantries. Every $5 provides 20 or more meals and other necessities (e.g. toiletries, paper products). Please follow this link to contribute to the Penn State food pantries.

All programs begin at 7 pm EST  
Wednesday, February 3 – Healthy Hints with Penn State Extension; College of Agricultural Sciences 
Extension Educator, Andy Hirneisen (‘07 Food Science) from Penn State Extension will focus on healthy cooking and how to keep those resolutions moving in the right direction.  
Wednesday, February 10 – Mallo Cups and Merlot; Altoona Campus and Penn State Behrend
The two campuses are becoming quite famous for its wineries and chocolate production in the state ranges from the worldwide corporations to small independent shops.  This presentation will highlight a local favorite of the Altoona area – the Mallo cup. Kelly O’Brien ‘12 will show us how it is made. Then Kathy Mobilia from Arrowhead Wine Cellars will offer a wine pairing of some Lake Erie area favorites.