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Theme Dinners

Service Charge Policy

A key component of the education process at the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students in the School of Hospitality Management are not permitted to accept tips in accordance with IRS regulations. Only paid employees are allowed to accept tips. We thank you for honoring the service charge policy and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. In light of this policy, and to keep the student experience focused on education, we have included an 18% service charge on each check. All monies from the service charge are returned to our students to defray their expenses of uniforms, decorations, and other costs involved in their taking this class.

Menu Pricing





Pricing is subject to change. 

Private Dining Options

During theme dinners, Cafe Laura offers private dining in our Statler Executive Dining Room. This state-of-the-art dining room can accommodate up to 14 people and features a large TV with internet connectivity and USB capabilities. To reserve the Statler Executive Dining Room, call (814) 865-1853.

The Statler Executive Dining Room is named in honor of a Legacy Grant provided by The Statler Foundation to the School of Hospitality Management. The Statler Foundation was established in 1928 by the will of legendary hotelier Ellsworth M. Statler to further industry education. No outside food is permitted.