Dan Marek - Plant-Based Valentines Day
About this Event
Join Chef Dan Marek for this Valentines Day focused event for Plant-Based meal planning.
Preparing a meal for Valentines day that is 100% plant-based can be a romantic experience for the senses. Let us show you how to bring some of the holiday’s classic dishes to your loved ones.
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 Le 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.