Galib Braschler
In College of Human Ecology, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Students cooking sample recipe
Ryan Issa/Cornell Human Ecology

Dietetics students creating recipes to sample in Keeton House. 

Dietetics students from the College of Human Ecology will host two themed dinners on Tuesday, April 25, from 5-9 p.m. in Cook House Dining Room and 5-8 p.m. in Keeton House Dining Room on Cornell’s West Campus. The dinners are part of the capstone course NS4880: Applied Dietetics in Food Service Systems, which simulates the experience of operating and managing a foodservice program.

Keeton House Dining Room will host “On Island Time,” featuring lumpia (flavorful Filipino spring rolls), build-your-own bento boxes and a pineapple fusion drink. The evening will also feature a lei giveaway, a live ukulele performance as well as games and door prizes. 

Over in Cook House, students will host "Global Street Food," a themed dinner with a menu inspired by regions of Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Central Europe and the Middle East. The event will also feature a postcard-making station and photo booth. 

Dietetics students have worked throughout the semester to plan the upcoming dinners from conception to execution.

“Students work alongside chefs from Cornell Dining throughout the semester and are charged with coming up with a theme, developing a menu, coordinating entertainment and decorations, marketing, directing the budget and much more… all to pull off this event,” says Emily Gier, associate professor of practice in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

“We’re really excited to make the evening something special for the residents of Keeton and Cook House and the entire Cornell community.”

More information and a complete list of menus and hours is available at