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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The Harried Gourmet: Tasty Meals in an Hour or Less

Week 1: July 8-14, 2012

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If you think that cooking can be drudgery and daily shopping impossible, the Harried Gourmet is here to help! Under the tutelage of Therese O'Connor, current director of training for Cornell Dining, former Cornell Hotel School teacher, and chef extraordinaire, beginning and experienced cooks alike will hone their preparation skills, create thirty- to sixty-minute menus, and then prepare mouth-watering dishes to share with classmates. Therese will emphasize techniques rather than recipes and extol larders stocked with staples for making gourmet meals with little advanced planning. We'll also visit Ithaca's Farmers' Market, letting its delightful offerings of fresh local produce determine what we make that day. Facilities and materials fee: $200.

The Cornell Alumni Magazine published an article titled "Galloping Gourmets" about the 2011 class!


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers course tuition, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy $1,805, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy $1,867, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,085 (includes CAU evening events and the banquet but no other meals)

*If you stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, you will pay the hotel directly for your accommodations. Please call them at 607.266.0000 and request the CAU block.

NOTE: The Hilton is full for Week 4. Please see the Housing page for details about reserving a room at the Courtyard Marriott.

Commuter meal plan option: $350. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week.