Each House in the West Campus House System has its own Dining Room led by the House Chef and Cornell Dining staff. A more intimate space to share meals with friends, colleagues, faculty, and staff - or to grab a quick bite to eat on your own before heading up the slope to class or a group meeting - the Dining Room is a place where the Alice Cook House community can gather together and enjoy home cooked food. Please notify Chef Harold or any of the Dining staff if you have dietary restrictions as they are able to accommodate all dietary needs.
Chef Harold Evans brings many years of culinary experience to Alice Cook House. He has worked as a chef for the Hyatt Hotels, Chef de Saucier for the Playboy Club Hotel at Great Gorge, Restaurant Associates in New York City and was the catering chef for the U.S. Tennis Open at Forest Hills and Flushing Meadow. Chef Evans has prepared food for Virginia Wade, Billie Jean King, Mohammed Ali and other noted celebrities. He relocated to central New York in the early 90's and has been a restaurateur for 15 years as a private owner of three different restaurants in upstate New York.
Chef Evans has completed various certifications to include Certified Executive Chef. He is a music lover on many levels and enjoys teaching brass and percussion for local ensemble. He is a devoted father and learned his basic skills of cooking from his grandmothers who were trained hotel chefs. He later traveled under the tutelage of Chef Stuart Johnson and Claus Mittenhauser. "I have seen food evolve and progress over the years in our society. Food to me is family. Cuisine keeps us grounded and always reminds us who we are and where we come from. Food should always remind us somehow of home and the people we love."