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Las Vegas: Students at Food U can learn from star-studded faculty

February 13, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," will be one of the faculty members at Food University next month at Caesars in Las Vegas.
Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes,"… (Katy Winn / Associated Press )

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Here's one class you won't want to cut: Food University is scheduled for next month at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and the list of faculty reads like a who's who of culinary experts.

The goal of the March 27-29 class is to turn foodies who are average cooks into superior home chefs.

Nine hands-on cooking classes will be taught by well-known chefs, and  students will also attend three seminars (one is all about chocolate) and take a couple of behind-the-scenes field trips.

Tuition is $1,995 per person.

[Updated, 10:56 a.m. Feb. 13: A previous version of this post incorrectly reported that the price was $1,195 per person. It is $1,995 per person.]

Restaurateur Bradford Thompson, a New York-based, James Beard Award-winning chef, will serve as culinary director. His faculty will include:

  • Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” and owner of Charm City Cakes in Los Angeles and Baltimore, will lead a cake-decorating class.
  • Frank Pellegrino Jr., proprietor of the Rao’s restaurants in Las Vegas and New York, will teach students how to prepare classic Italian dishes.
  • Laura Werlin, one of the country’s top authorities on cheese, will educate participants on incorporating cheeses into dishes.

Three breakfasts and three lunches are included, as is a graduation ceremony at which participants will receive their “Enlightened Palate” diplomas.

Special lodging rates are offered at Caesars Palace.

More info and registration are available online or by calling (866) 840-8822.

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