Food Day Event

Gardens to Tables Food Day 2013 at Saint Louis University

This event is to promote sustainable, healthy, and just agricultural practices.  We will be hosting the event in our garden, just a block and a half away from our office in the Allied Health Building at the corner of Compton and Rutger.  Parking is free in the Hickory East Garage!

The event will kick off with a speech from our keynote speaker, Jacki Dirksmeyer (biography below), of "Feed My Peeps" on the bleachers around the SLU track across the street from the garden.  Then, we will all cross the street to the garden where the stations and food will be presented.  For the stations, we will have a variety of experts such as agencies that work with these topics to teach of their individual disciplines. 

Along with having stations teaching ways to get involved, we will also be serving a lunch for the mere price of $5.  You can pay online by going to this website.  Also, you have the opportunity to donate to provide recipients of "Feed My Peeps" an opportunity to come to the event as all the money donated will go towards their admission.  Remember, go to this website and click on "Gardens to Tables Food Day" to pay for your admission and click on "Donate to Feed My Peeps" to offer the recipients an opportunity to come to the event.  PAYMENT for FOOD DAY

BIOGRAPHY: Jacki Dirksmyer has dedicated 30 years of her life to the hospitality and catering industry. She has 15 years of hotel sales and catering experience to include such properties as Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton. Jacki continued in the catering industry working for Catering St. Louis, The Butler's Pantry and Holly Berry Baking and Catering.

Jacki began at L'Ecole Culinaire in 2006 as an Instructor for Management, Kitchens, Front of the House and Client Relations. Jacki was promoted to Director of Career Services at L'Ecole where she maintained a 98% placement rate. She coordinated graduation, advisory board meetings, special events, Ambassadors, career fairs, job placement and the externship program at L'Ecole. 

Jacki retired in 2012 to pursue her passion of feeding and serving those in need. She's the Director of FEED MY PEEPS ministry at The Rock Church Soulard. FEED MY PEEPS picks up food from local caterers and restaurants distributing to families in need and homeless guests. She continues to support culinary leaders and Chefs with recruiting personnel through her extensive network.


October 24, 2013 at 11am - 1pm


Gardens to Tables Garden - run by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
3200 Rutger St
St. Louis, MO 63104
United States
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Lauren Landfried · · (314) 977-8523

$5.00 USD

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