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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

Food Truck Fare

Week 4: July 26-August 1, 2015

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Okay, laugh. But food trucks are hot, from New York to Portland, Oregon, and some of the most creative and delicious foods emerge from trucks these days. Think noodles—Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese—stir fries and salads of different cultures, pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs, griddle and oven flat breads, crepes, and corn dogs (well, maybe not corn dogs).

Who among us wouldn't love to replicate our favorite dishes from the trucks we frequent?

CAU master chef David D'Aprix will teach us to do just that.

His aim is to take contemporary cuisine from as many current food trucks as feasible, following their early prep and later finishing phases, allowing us to make the same dishes with ease in our own kitchens.

Cooks of all skill levels are welcome. Join this class and have a ball. Additional facilities and materials fee: $200.

David D'Aprix

Chef extraordinaire Dave D’Aprix is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, a local caterer, fraternity chef, and former Cornell Hotel School teacher. He joined the CAU faculty in 2010.

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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 the course, 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 per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*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: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.