Meals & Receptions

Featuring Regional Foods

We are proud to gather sustainably, organically, and regionally raised foods from over 50 PASA members and friends for the conference meals. This flavorful fare includes plenty for everyone, meat-lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike. Join us for these delicious and wholesome meals!
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A light morning snack is included in Wednesday registrations. A continental breakfast is provided Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings to all registered attendees. Attendees are invited to the social hour receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. Additional meals may be purchased when you register.

Meals are also available for purchase from the Farmers Market Cafe on Friday and Saturday or for purchase from the onsite restaurants, Gardens Restaurant and Legends Pub. State College also has a number of great restaurants.

To receive a vegan meal, select vegetarian and you’ll be given the option to request vegan. People with food allergies and restricted diets should submit a Special Meal request to receive a custom meal. Email or call Christina at or (814) 349-9856 x 27.

So many choices!

Continental Breakfast
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Mornings
All registered attendees may enjoy the continental breakfast spread. Beverages are available as well.

Free Coffee by Websters!
Thursday, Friday & SaturdayWebsters Bookstore Cafe
Starting Thursday mid-day, our friends at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe will keep us in supply of coffee, as well as hot water and tea selections. Bring your own mug to save valuable resources, and keep your beverage warm while you take in our programming!

Cheese Tasting
Thursday Evening
Join some of your favorite cheesemakers and discover tasty new fromage during the Thursday evening Social Hour. Sample a variety of artisan cheeses and make purchases to take home. Just make sure you save room for dinner!

Social Hours
Thursday & Friday Evenings
Relax after a day of learning and networking with some delicious foods, many provided by PASA members. The social hour is included in the registration for the day as well as a dinner ticket. A cash bar is available.

Farmers Market Café
Friday & Saturday
Mix and match your own lunch at the Farmers Market Café, which features an assortment of fresh grab and go meals and sides prepared by some of the region’s foremost purveyors of local food. This option will be available Friday and Saturday.

Conference Menus

(menus may change)

Thursday Lunch Buffet

Sandwich Bar with Assorted Meats, Cheeses, & Vegetables │ Soup Bar with Grass-fed Beef Chili with Toppers & Cider Onion Soup with Croutons │ Asian Slaw & Potato Salads  │ Selection of Cookies & Brownies

Thursday “Winter Picnic” Buffet Dinner

Fresh Green Salad Bar with Marinated Mushrooms │ Roast Turkey & Gravy │ German-Style Stuffed Cabbage with Grass-fed Beef │ Pork Sausage with Peppers & Onions │ Roasted Rosemary Potatoes │ Roasted Winter Vegetables with Braised Greens│ Mixed Beans & Rice │ Dessert Bar with Maple Crème Brûlée, Apple Crisp, Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, & Pennsylvania Ice Cream.

Friday Box Lunch (Cookie & Sparkling Water Included)

Meat: Green Salad with Crisp Vegetables, Chicken Waldorf Salad & Dinner Roll
Vegetarian/Vegan: Green Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Black Beans, Chickpeas, & Dinner Roll
Youth: Pulled Chicken Wrap with Fruit Salad

Friday Banquet Dinner

Mushroom & Brie Soup, Fresh Green Salad, & Rolls with Butter
Meat: Braised Beef & Mushrooms in Sauce over Polenta, Roasted Butternut Squash & Braised Swiss Chard
Vegetarian/Vegan: Mushrooms & Onions in Sauce over Quinoa, Roasted Butternut Squash & Braised Swiss Chard
Youth: Fruit Salad, Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables
Pennsylvania Ice Cream served with Apple Pear Medley

Saturday Box Lunch (Cookie & Sparkling Water Included)

Meat: Fresh Green Salad with Crisp Vegetabls topped with Roasted Turkey Salad
Vegetarian: Fresh Green Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Black Beans, Quinoa, & Dinner Roll
Youth: Ham & Cheese Wrap with Fruit Salad