Dan Marek - Plant Based Menu Planning
Menu planning for the week, a true life saver!
Join Chef Dan Marek for this illuminating discussion of Plant-Based meal planning. Chef Dan will help you understand the principals and challenges of meal planning for your week.
Every day lunches and dinners, depending on mise en place in your fridge for go-to recipes including recipes found on Rouxbe will be explored as Chef Dan helps you have a lower stress week and amazing meals at the same time!
Please join us in welcoming Dan to our Live Events roster!
About Dan Marek
Dan Marek is a chef educator who has been teaching vegan and vegetarian cooking for over 15 years. He is the School Program Manager and Chef for Whole Kids Foundation. He also runs the Foundation’s Healthy Staff Program designed to provide teachers and school staff with nutrition education and healthy cooking techniques to transform their own wellbeing, serve as healthy role models for their students, and be change agents in their own communities. The program also inspires food service workers at schools to return to scratch cooking at a district-wide level.
Dan is a board member of Slow Food Austin, the Institute of Child Nutrition, and Conscious Capitalism. He has earned his BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and holds certificates in Nutrition from Cornell University.
Prior to his role with Whole Kids Foundation, Dan worked as a Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in Austin, TX, was a personal chef for some of Austin’s elite business people, taught classes in culinary techniques at Austin Community College, The Natural Epicurean, and Cordon Bleu.
Dan also regularly volunteers cooking or speaking about nutrition for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Marathon Kids, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas.