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The Passport on a Plate: Home Edition Dinners are Global Connections fundraisers hosted by local community members. Hosts open their homes to guests from across the State College area and serve authentic international dinners prepared by experienced chefs. Check out the 2016 Centre Daily Times article on our Home Edition Dinners.

Are you ready for a delicious and authentic international meal in an intimate and cozy setting?
Don’t wait – make your reservation for our 2018 Passport on a Plate: Home Edition Dinners today!

Guests pay $75 each, which directly supports Global Connections’ programs and events. Thank you to the hosts, chefs, sponsors, and guests who make this fundraiser successful! Scroll down to view dinner themes, dates, and menus.

2018 Dinner Dates & Cuisines

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saffron & Rose Water: A Taste of Iran Filled, no seats available.
Hosts: Joy & Richard Killian
Persian Cuisine by: Artmiz Jahanaray
Kosher-style meal

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Sublime Shanghai Celebration  Filled, no seats available
Host: Lassie McDonald
Shanghai Cuisine by: John Xue

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Happy Hong Kong Extravaganza Filled, no seats available.
Hosts: Susan & Lewis Steinberg
Hong Kong Cuisine by: On-Cho Ng

Sabores do Brasil (Flavors of Brazil) Filled, no seats available.
Hosts: Todd & Julia Erdley
Brazilian Cuisine by: Jim Sauls & Doug de Souza Batista
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

An Odyssey of Greek Cuisine Two seats left!
Hosts: Maureen & Jamie Desorcie
Greek Cuisine by: Cassandra Ghinos
View menu

Saturday, February 24, 2018 (Continued)

Let’s Talk Turkey: An Evening of Food, Music, and Dance Two seats left!
Hosts: Sue & John Miller
Turkish Cuisine by: Muge Olgun
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An Evening in Italy Two seats left!
Hosts: Jessica Fatica & David Mitchell
Italian Cuisine by: Francesco Costanza

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Eastern European Spring: Menu & Culture from Bulgaria, Russia, & Ukraine Three seats left!
Hosts: Janyce & Hugh Mose
Eastern European Cuisine by:
Olga Buchko, Anna Dunaevskaya, & Adelina Hristova
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Vegetarian options available upon request

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Taste of Poland Filled, no seats available
Hosts: Janyce & Hugh Mose
Polish Cuisine by: Lenna Gill

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Positively Paella!  Filled, no seats available
Hosts: Kat & David Snowe
Colombian Cuisine by: Eneida & Alan Belciski

Plus a special thank you to the following sponsors:
Jean Brenchley • Ron Filippelli • Pieter & Lida Ouwehand • Nancy Tuana


To make a reservation, please contact Alexis Schad at 814-867-2531 or You should include the following information:

  • The names of any guests included in your reservation
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • 3-4 dinners you would like to attend, ranked in order of your preference. Let us know if you would like to attend more than one dinner.

This information will only be used to correspond with you regarding Passport on a Plate: Home Edition. Once we receive your reservation, please submit payment of $75 per guest per dinner using one of the following methods:

  • Send a check payable to Global Connections to: Attn: POP Home Edition, 314 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802.
  • Use our donation page to submit your payment online. Please note that Global Connections must pay a processing fee for online transactions.

We encourage you to make your reservations at least two weeks before your chosen dinner(s)!

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