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The live show featuring celebrity chef, Roy Choi, will benefit Pa. hospitality employees 

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Harrisburg University Presents will host a live virtual cooking show featuring four renowned Pennsylvania chefs and celebrity chef, Roy Choi, to benefit hospitality employees across the state adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, and you can donate now to help support local businesses.

“Just a Taste, The Great Pennsylvania Cooking Show,” presented in partnership with the Hilton Harrisburg and Dauphin County, will be broadcast live from the Hilton Harrisburg ballroom. Viewers can tune into the show for free and donate to the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Assistance Response of PA (HARP) fund during the event that will be broadcast on Harrisburg University presents’ website,, and on HU Presents’ Facebook page @HUPresents.

“We are excited to participate in this first-rate production,” says Joe Massaro, General Manager of the Hilton Harrisburg. “This event not only showcases the amazing talent of some of Pennsylvania’s most noteworthy Chefs, it, more importantly supports personally our peers who have been so negatively affected by the pandemic induced shutdown of our industry.”

Chefs from Eastern, Western, and Central Pennsylvania will provide cooking demonstrations in front of a live audience assembled in the Hilton Harrisburg ballroom. Roy Choi, co-host of the popular Netflix series, “The Chef,” will share his talent from California and will participate in a question-and-answer session during the show.

“The hospitality industry is hurting desperately and financial support from the government is lacking, leaving hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees without a safety net,” said John Longstreet, President & CEO of the PRLA. “We are grateful to the organizers of ‘Just a Taste’ for contributing event proceeds to HARP so we can continue providing relief to frontline hospitality workers who have been impacted by COVID-19, through no fault of their own.”

For more information about the show and other upcoming Harrisburg University Presents shows, visit

HU Presents Just a Taste Flyer

About Harrisburg University

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,

About the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association

The PRLA strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PRLA conveys the unified voice of these industries to the Commonwealth’s citizenry and elected officials. PRLA established the Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP), a 501(c)(3), to provide emergency funding to hospitality workers. Learn more at

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