Have you ever wanted to sit down and ask Duff Goldman what he has against cupcakes? Have you ever wanted to cook side-by-side with culinary stars? Food University, the brainchild of Rich Gore allows the average fan to do just that. On March 27-29, 2013, Food U. will be held at the legendary Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas with Goldman, Francois Payard, Frank Pellegrino, Jr. (from Rao’s) and many more.
Food And Travel Nation spoke with the lovely, Claudine Pepin, about the event and how you can get a coveted ticket (tix are very limited):
Bio from Claudine Pepin’s site: Many of you have watched Claudine Pépin in partnership with her father, world- reknowned chef, Jacques Pépin, preparing delicious meals and sharing cooking techniques on “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine” and “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Encore With Claudine.” All three of their public television shows have received the notable James Beard Award. In addition, Claudine has had numerous television appearances including “Cooking Live with Sara Moulton” and “Good Morning America.”
With an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and graduate work in International Relations from Boston University, Claudine spent a great deal of time in the wine industry. She spent two years as the ’Brand Ambassador’ for Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon Champagne in New York while also teaching food and wine pairing for both the French Culinary Institute and the Sommelier Society in New York.
In 2002, Claudine was named “Woman of the Year” by the Academie Culinaire de France – Filiale des Etas Unis. She continues to do television and events with her Father, Jacques and she, her husband Rollie, and their daughter Shorey live in Rhode Island.