Dan Marek - Plant-Based Holiday Meals
Holiday classics and modern versions in the plant-based world.
Join plant-based chef Dan Marek for this exploration of both holiday classics and modern updates for your holiday table.
Chef Dan will prepare his favorite holiday dishes that are sure to thrill you and your family in this holiday season.
Whether you are preparing a meal for your family unit or just foryourself, be sure to bring your recipes and questions for troubleshooting and holiday cooking success!
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.