Food University at Caesar’s Palace

Swiss Diamond cookware chosen for celebrity chef event

Students at the Food University event at Caesar’s Palace will enjoy hands-on cooking classes led by celebrity chefs including Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, pastry chef François Payard, Italian cooking expert Frank Pellegrino Jr., and Hell’s Kitchen: Season 10 winner Christina Wilson, among others.

Food University

Chef Alex Stratta of Scarpetta Beverly Hills

Only one cookware was deemed worthy of this culinary extravaganza: Swiss Diamond. Boasting a custom nonstick coating reinforced with real diamond crystals, Swiss Diamond fits the needs of discerning chefs (and their students).

Food University, a three-day “foodie fantasy camp,” was first held March 27-29, 2013, at the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. With Food Network co-founder Robin Leach and TV personality Claudine Pépin (daughter of Jacques) as co-hosts, participants will explore nine classes ranging from “Secret Sauces” to “Gourmet Vegetables,” utilizing Swiss Diamond cookware to take their culinary expertise to the next level.

Food University

World-renowned pastry chef Francois Payard

“At a lot of food festivals around the country, people watch celebrity chefs perform, but then go home with no new skills,” said Richard Gore, event organizer and veteran culinary entertainment producer. “Food University will be a ‘foodie fantasy camp’ where everyone gets to come into the playground.”

Swiss Diamond cookware was chosen because of its superior performance and quality European craftsmanship. Manufactured exclusively in Switzerland, Swiss Diamond is designed for cooking without oil, provides even heat distribution and cleans up easily. Diamond crystals in the proprietary nonstick coating give the cookware unique advantages: diamonds are hard which gives the coating longevity, they are naturally nonstick which adds to the coating’s easy clean-up, and they conduct heat better than any metal which allows the pan to sear and brown food for a savory exterior. For more information about Swiss Diamond, visit To purchase, visit

Food University

Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman

At the event, in addition to Food University’s cooking classes, students experienced in-depth seminars on mixology and wine pairing, behind-the-scenes field trips to some of the city’s finest restaurants, complimentary breakfasts and lunches, and even a Top Chef-style competition on graduation day. Proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive, dedicated to finding cures for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS, For tickets to Food University, call 1-866-840-8822 or go to


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