Kitchen Cabinet

Advisory body to Dining Services

Yes, Rene Descartes, the mind IS connected to the body!

And this study shows another absolutely astonishing way in which the connection apparently works. A psychologist has shown that there is a significant correlation between what we believe we have eaten and how our metabolism responds. In an experiment, clinical psychologist Alia Crum found that people who believed they’d consumed a 650-calorie milkshake experienced a […]

The World Food Clock

From a colleague in Food Studies and Anthropology: http://worldfoodclock.com/ How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It’s a vast question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes February 17 2014   Present: Jess Burggraf, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, George Elliot, Mark Hanson, Rebecca Hare, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Meghan Krause, Charlie Potts, Laura Shilling, Jeff Stocco, Rebecca Welp [missing?]   Welcome and introduction: Meghan Krause, Wellness Director. Meghan discussed the fact that this new initiative—her position—is being met with […]

November 2013 Minutes

Kitchen Cabinet November 4, 2013   Present: Rebecca Hare, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Margo Druschell, Paul Matzke, George Elliott,Jessica Burggraf   Student Senate Health and Housing Committee had questions and comments for the Dining Service. The following items were discussed at the meeting.   Discussion topic #1: Representation of dining fee […]

September 2013 Meeting Minutes:

Kitchen Cabinet September 23, 2013 Present: Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether,Robbie Bragg, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, Mark Hanson, Jessica Braun, Pearl Leonard Rock, Charlie Potts, George Elliott The meeting began with an introduction of group members and how their lives intersect with the Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet is in […]

pink floyd 

Can’t have any Pudding if you Don’t eat your Meat???

But then again…..Where Does Your Meat Come From? That is exactly the question posed by Sophomore Student Matthew Glaser recently – Here is the question: Dear Mr. Kjellgren, My name is Matthew Glaser and I’m a sophomore at Gustavus. I was just wondering where the meat in the caf comes from? Is it local from […]

The composter cometh!

Jim Dontje reports that construction on our new composter has begun! Let the decomposition begin!

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes May 2013

Kitchen Cabinet May 13, 2013 Present: Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, Jeff Stocco, Judy Douglas, George Elliott We are going to spend time reflecting on this past year and would also like feedback on what we might want to work on in the future. Are we […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes April 15, 2013

Kitchen Cabinet April 15, 2013 Present: Erin Traxler, Rebecca Hare, Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Ken Westphal, George Elliott, Judy Douglas, Bob Douglas, Laura Burgstahler, Dawn Comstock, Saskia Raether, Mark Hanson, Jack Healy, Braden Schmid, Jim Dontje, Steve Bennett Tobacco Free Campus Dawn, Laura, Jack and Braden attended KC to discuss the current effort […]

KC Meeting Minutes March 2013

Kitchen Cabinet March 18, 2013 Present: Erin Traxler, Saskia Raether, Rebecca Hare, Lisa Heldke, Margo Druschell, Steve Kjellgren, Jim Dontje, George Elliott, Jeff Stocco, Scott Bur 1. Fair Trade – Steve gave an update on last week’s meeting with the Equal Exchange group that was on campus last Wednesday. Margo and Steve described what Equal […]