Dan Marek - Be the Change Through Plant-Based Diets
About this Event
In this ACTE/Rouxbe presentation, Chef Dan Marek will talk about Plant-Based Diets and how they can lead to a healthier lifestyle by simply eating more plants.
He will show a few techniques to help even the most seasoned chefs think differently about how they cook and small changes that can make a big difference.
Afterwards we will open up the discussion on any questions the audience might have on plant-based trends in the industry.
About Dan Marek
Dan Marek is a chef educator who has been teaching vegan and vegetarian cooking for over 15 years. At Rouxbe, he is our Director of Plant-Based Culinary and Development where he helps develop content, classes and builds courses for many of our partners.
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 Rouxbe, Dan worked with Whole Kids Foundation training teachers and food service at schools across the country on nutrition and culinary best practices. He also 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.
Wednesday, October 26th
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