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Starting From $1,995
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
This Event is Child Friendly
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
ABOUT FOOD UNIVERSITY
ood University’s schedule comprises of three days packed with classes and epicurean experiences. Unlike any other food festival or culinary event, Food University offers food lovers a chance to rub elbows with top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, cheese experts, fine food purveyors and even farmers—all of whom will serve as Food U faculty. Food U “scholars” will not merely eat, drink and learn in the presence of lauded chefs; indeed, they will enthusiastically don their own chef whites and hone their cooking skills alongside celebrity chef “professors.”
Participating personalities and chefs include (in alphabetical order):
*Colman Andrews, editorial director, The Daily Meal: The Daily Meal delivers a fresh take on dining news and trends, helping readers succeed in the kitchen while highlighting the unifying aspects of food and drink and celebrating the people who create them. In addition to hosting Food University, Andrews will be discussing the latest food trends with students.
*Jeffrey Elliott, author of “The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills”: Jeffrey will be kicking off the program with a one hour knife skills program which will provide inside tips used by top chefs while also keeping usage safety top of mind.
*Chef Patrick “Paddy” Glennon, Santa Monica Seafood: Glennon, vice president of sales for the West Coast’s premier purveyor of seafood, is an acclaimed chef, restaurateur and businessman whose career has found him cooking in kitchens around the world, as well as everyone from celebrities to U.S. Presidents. At Food University, he will be teaching Seafood 101.
*Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes”: Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes bakeries in Baltimore and Los Angeles, as well as the do-it-yourself cake bakery Cakemix in West Hollywood, will present a hands-on cake-decorating seminar during Food University’s three-day curriculum.
*Robin Leach: World-renowned television personality best known for hosting “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Leach serve as Food University’s master of ceremonies.
*Chef Steve Martorano: South Philadelphia native, Chef Martorano is an unconventional cook and author known as the “Godfather of Italian-American cooking.” He currently owns restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla. and Las Vegas. He will be teaching the “Mostly Meatballs” seminar at Food University.
*Chef François Payard: Legendary pastry chef and owner of more than a dozen popular pâtisseries and bakeries worldwide, including Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, Payard will teach a class called “Chocolate Epiphany.”
*Claudine Pépin, culinary TV personality: Pépin, who will serve as co-host for Food University at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, is familiar to many for appearing alongside her father, world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin, preparing delicious meals and sharing cooking techniques on “Jacques Pépin’s Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine” and “Jacques Pépin’s Kitchen: Encore With Claudine.” All three of their public television shows have received the notable James Beard Award.
*Frank Pellegrino, Jr., Owner, Rao’s: Proprietor of the storied Rao’s restaurants in New York and Las Vegas inside Caesars Palace, will lead a class focused on “Classic Italian.”
*Chef Alex Stratta: He is James Beard award-winning chef now serving as executive chef at Scarpatta in Beverly Hills, Calif. He will be teaching a seminar on “Secret Sauces.”
*Laura Werlin, acclaimed cheese expert, author of the James Beard Award-winning “All-American Cheese and Wine Book”: Werlin is known for her expertise in the fields of all things cheese—especially American artisan cheeses. She is the author of six books, including the “All-American Cheese and Wine Book,” which won a James Beard Award and is the first book to focus exclusively on wine and American cheese pairing. At Food University Caesars Palace, Werlin will be conducting a seminar called “An Intro to Cheese.”
*Christina Wilson, winner of season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” Head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak: After a successful early career acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants, Wilson experienced the opportunity of a lifetime with the debut of “Hell’s Kitchen” grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. She will teach “Finding Flavor” at Food University.
“Tuition” of $1,995 per person includes:
- Nine distinctive, hands-on cooking classes taught by some of the most accomplished and recognized chefs of our time
- Three in-depth seminars covering topics such as wine, eating healthy and food trends
- Two “field trips” offering an “insiders’” look at what it’s like behind the scenes at some of the Las Vegas’ most exciting restaurants
- An exclusive and highly entertaining seminar featuring Francesco LaFranconi of the Southern Wine and Spirits Hospitality Mixology Program, normally available only to hotel and restaurant executives
- Three breakfasts and three lunches
- An interactive celebrity chef competition presentation
- A celebratory graduation ceremony where guests receive their “Enlightened Palate” degree
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