Swiss Diamond Named Exclusive Cookware of Caesar's Palace Food University

The inaugural Food University kicks offThe inaugural Food University kicks off

LAS VEGAS-At this week's inaugural Food University event at Caesar's Palace, Swiss Diamond cookware will be the exclusive cookware used by students as they take hands-on cooking classes led by such celebrity chefs as Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, pastry chef Francois Payard, Italian cooking expert Frank Pellegrino Jr., and Hell's Kitchen: Season 10 winner Christina Wilson.

Food University is a three-day "foodie fantasy camp," co-hosted by Food Network co-founder Robin Leach and TV personality Claudine Pepin (daughter of Jacques). Besides taking classes such as "Secret Sauces" and "Gourmet Vegetables," students also partake of in-depth seminars on mixology and wine pairing, behind-the-scenes field trips to some of the city's finest restaurants, and even a competition on graduation day. The photo shows, in the center, starting ninth from the left, entertainment producer Richard Gore, Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, Food Network Co-Founder Robin Leach and Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Chairman Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, flanked by the chefs. Proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive, dedicated to finding cures for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

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

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.