Kitchen Cabinet

Advisory body to Dining Services


Kitchen Cabinet Conversation: Sustainability and Fair Trade Initiatives!

The second in a series of “Kitchen Cabinet Conversations” (or was that Confrontations, Lisa Heldke?) was hosted in the EYDR on October 14. This conversation focused on environmental sustainability and fair trade. Several organizations with links to the Kitchen Cabinet participated in our conversation, which featured fair trade chocolate and tea, a pedal powered battery […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 2015

Kitchen Cabinet October 12, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Jana Elliott(SAVE), Kaitlyn Bicek(SAVE), Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller , JJ Akin, Andi Dickey, Erin Kuiper, Abby Nistler (Fair Trade) Fair Trade Margo and Abby discussed how Gustavus is working towards becoming a […]


Kitchen Cabinet Launches Kitchen Cabinet Conversations!

This year, the Kitchen Cabinet is coming out of the cabinet (to coin a phrase), and appearing once a month in the Evelyn Young Dining Room at a table near the entrance. Each month, we’ll bring you a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of KC members. Chances are good we’ll also bring […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes September 2015

Kitchen Cabinet September 14, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Kailey Holmes, Molly Yunkers, Jana Elliott, Kaitlyn Bicek, Jessica Braun, Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller Why we are here: Introductions of Cabinet Members and our purpose and what we would like to see […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes April 2015

Kitchen Cabinet April 13, 2015 Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Mark Hanson, Steve Kjellgren, Chuck Niederriter, Jim Dontje, Erin Kuiper, Margo Druschel, Judy Douglas, Danny Pavek , Sami Manick, Jessica Braun, Saskia Raether, Katie Feterl, Cameron Reischauer, George Elliott Dining Service Special Voluntary Retirement – Steve explained that many of the Dining Service staff will be […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 2015

Kitchen Cabinet March 9, 2015 Sami Manick, Danny Pavek(Greens), Cameron Reischauer(Greens), Sam Panzer(Student Senate), Jim Dontje, Judy Douglas, Mark Hanson, Erin Kuiper (Book Mart)Saskia Raether(Greens),Katie Feterl(Greens), Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Chuck Niederriter, Paul Matzke, Jessica Braun, George Elliott Take a professor to lunch – As this idea was not going to be pursued in Kitchen […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes February 2015

Kitchen Cabinet February 16, 2015 Margo Druschell,Saskia Raether, Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Brian Konkol, Chuck Niederriter, Jessica Braun, Haley Nembers(Fair Trade), Marcia Bunde (religion professor), Megan Krause, Mark Hanson, Katie Federel (Greens), Sam Panzer (Student Senate), George Elliott, Steve Kjellgren, Sami Manick, Taylor Wicklund Fair Trade – Brian is currently championing the Fair Trade Initiative […]

November 2014 Kitchen Cabinet Minutes

Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet November 10, 2014   Lisa Heldke, Jim Dontje,  Sam Panzer,  Mark Hanson, Margo Druschell, George Elliott, Chuck Niederriter, Sammi Minick, Meghan Krause   Student Senate Meeting – Sam reported on the items that affect Dining Service. This marks the first year that there was not a pay rate change for students who […]

Lists we like

Sometimes being the bottom of the pack is juuuuust where you wanna be. 2014-15 Meal Plan Costs at Comparison Colleges:  Hobart William Smith                        $5585.00 Stonehill                                 $5527.00 DePauw                                   $5300 Wooster                                  $5300.00 Susquehanna                           $5150.00 Allegheny College:                $4890.00 Muhlenberg                            $4760.00 Augustana – Ill.                      $4659.00 Gettysburg                              $4400.00 Luther College                        $3950.00 Illinois Wesleyan                    $3520.00 Gustavus                 $3290.00    2014-15 Meal Plan Costs […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 13, 2014

Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet October 13, 2014   Lisa Heldke, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjgellren, Paul Matzke, Judy Douglas, Meghan Krause,  Saskia Raether, Katie Feterl (Greens) Mark Hanson, Margo Druschell, George Elliott, Chuck Niederriter   Greens Projects Toxic Tater March is a National event and the Greens are supporting this on campus. Katie explained the ideas behind […]