Philly Cheesesteak Demo & Dine hosted by Pat’s King of Steaks®
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Things to Know
All food and drink is included at this event.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Low heels or dressy flats optional.
21 years of age and older
Step into living history with Pat's King of Steaks®! They are the pioneers and original creators of the iconic cheesesteak sandwich. Founded by Pat Olivieri in 1930, this legendary establishment has a fascinating origin story. It all began when Pat had a humble hot-dog stand in South Philadelphia. One day, his culinary curiosity led him to seek something different for his lunch. He grabbed some chopped meat from the local butcher, grilled it on his hot dog grill, placed the savory meat on a fresh Italian roll, and dressed it with onions. And thus, the legendary steak sandwich was born! As time went on, the addition of cheese transformed this delectable creation into the renowned Philly Cheesesteak. Fast forward 94 years, and Pat's is still thriving under the ownership and operation of the Olivieri family at their original location in South Philadelphia. Now, we are delighted to bring a taste of Philly to you through this exclusive Pat’s King of Steaks demonstration and dining experience. You're in for a treat!
Additional Event Information
Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.
100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.
To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.