Skip to content
Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

The Sun-Drenched Dishes of the Mediterranean

Week 3: July 19-25, 2015

The registration period for this program has passed.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Join our e-mail list to be alerted when new course information is available (late December).

Therese O'Connor, director of training for Cornell Dining and a wonderful chef and teacher, has offered CAUers hit classes on Italian cooking for two years. Now she is moving on to the sun-drenched cuisines of other Mediterranean countries.

Among the dishes we'll prepare are Spanish tortilla Española, French bouillabaisse, Tunisian lamb tagines, and Greek papoutsakia. We'll explore pastas and doughs, as well as combinations of seafood, legumes, and vegetables, liberally using those ingredients fundamental to all Mediterranean fare—olives, garlic, cheeses, and fragrant spice blends.

Beginning and experienced cooks alike will enjoy this class and gain greater ease in the kitchen. Additional facilities and materials fee: $200.

Therese O'Connor

Therese O’Connor is the manager of staff training and professional development for the over 400 staff in Cornell University Dining and Catering. Prior to this appointment in 2009, Therese spent twenty-six years as a faculty member of Cornell’s Hotel School,... > more


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 adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.