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.

“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, www.HUConcertSeries.com, 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, also 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 www.HUConcertSeries.com.