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22nd Annual Connoisseur's Dinner & Auction

February 1, 2014  •  The Nittany Lion Inn  •  State College, Pennsylvania

The Flavor of Nashville

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View the Auction Catalog (pdf) to see some of the items that were up for bid at this year's event.

Chef Bob Waggoner

Bob Waggoner

A California native, Bob Waggoner received his formal training with Michael Roberts at Trumps in Los Angeles from 1981 to 1983, and later in France at a constellation of Michelin-rated restaurants. At age 26, he became the first American chef to own his own restaurant in France—the much acclaimed Le Monte Cristo. Bob has quickly gained a reputation as a media-savvy cooking expert, having appeared on Gourmet Getaways with Robin Leach, Great Chefs of the South, and the Food Network's In Food Today, among others. He has taped segments with television food reporter Burt Wolf, which appeared on The Travel Channel, CNN, and PBS stations nationwide. Bob has won an Emmy for his television show Off the Menu with Turner South, and has appeared on The View and The CBS Morning Show. In addition to hosting public television's Sing for your Supper, Bob shares his genius talents and larger-than-life personality as head chef at Nashville's Watermark restaurant where he emphasizes seasonal and exceptional Southern ingredients that are classically prepared. Watermark is a leader in both Nashville's and the Southeast's culinary scene.



Underwritten, in part, by

For information on how your organization can underwrite this event, please contact Tom Yourchak, tly3@psu.edu or 814.863.5596.