Archive for 2012

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes November 2012

Kitchen Cabinet November 12, 2012   Present: Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether, Mark Hanson, Steve Bennett, Semyon Rozin, ¬†Judy Douglas, Michael Morimoto, George Elliott   Cross Country Team won the Conference! They are going to Nationals in Indiana. Congratulations! 1. Welcome Back Steve! It is great […]

Fair Trade Towns USA brings Colombian Banana Producers to Gustavus

On Friday, October 19th, Kitchen Cabinet hosted Felipe and Jorge, representatives from the Bananeras de Uraba S.A. and Corporacion Rosalba Zapata Cordona of Colombia, as well as Fair Trade Towns USA representative Courtney Lang to give a presentation on the benefits of fair trade. The presentation began with Courtney delivering information on the Fair Trade […]

KC Minutes October 2012

Kitchen Cabinet October 15, 2012 Present: Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether (The Greens), Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Lisa Hedlke, Paul Matzke, Judy Douglas, Steve Bennett, Mark Hanson, Semyon Rozin (PA), George Elliott   Compost Project. Jim reported on the compost project. Proposals were submitted and more discussion and meetings came about right before Nobel. Jim shared […]

The Future of Fast Food?

Here is an article from the Chicago Tribune that caught my attention. Last April Burger King pledged to switch to cage-free eggs and pork by 2017, and the article also mentions similar efforts being made by other companies such as Cargill, Hormel, and Smithfield Farms. It looks like a promising effort, and this important transition […]

Coca-Cola in the news

In light of Gustavus’s decision to renew our beverage contract with the Coca-Cola company last spring, here are a couple short news updates on their activities, some good, some not so good, from The Food Institute (   Industry News “Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper will post calorie counts on vending machines ahead regulation […]

Kitchen Cabinet minutes September 2012

Kitchen Cabinet September 17, 2012   Present: Mark Hanson, Margo Druschel, Semyon Rozin(PA), Rebecca Hare(Greens), Erin Traxler(Student Senate,Health and Housing) Judy Douglas, Jim Dontje, Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Steve Bennett, George Elliott   ¬†Welcome old and new members. What is the Kitchen Cabinet. Lisa reviewed the history of the Kitchen Cabinet, its inception, the role […]

KC Meeting Minutes 5-14-2012

Kitchen Cabinet May 14, 2012 Present: Steve Bennett, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Mark Hanson , Judy Douglas, Bob Douglas, Saskia, Rebecca (representing The Greens), Jeff Stocco, Joe Lenconi, George Elliott End of the Year Assessment Members of KC broke into small groups and discussed: Issues KC addressed for the year, the processes we used to […]

Meeting Minutes Kitchen Cabinet April 16, 2012

Kitchen Cabinet April 16, 2012 Present: Joe Lenconi,Jim Dontje, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Molly Yunkers, Judy Douglas ,Bob Douglas, Margo Druschel , Christine Tenhoff , Steve Bennett, Jeff Stocco ,Rebecca, Saskia(representing The Greens), George Elliott The Real Thing Steve updated us on the Coke contract and the reasons behind choosing Coke over Pepsi. The Coke […]

Truly Food for Thought

A refreshing look at some intentionality within Higher-Ed to embrace the realities of the local and global condition of our food systems. Truly Food for Thought

The one minute philosopher: Ray Boisvert on food and philosophy

Here’s one minute (literally) on the role of food in the history of western philosophy, by Ray Boisvert, philosopher at Siena College.