Registered Dietitian; Hon Dipl Comm Cooking (NAIT); BSc(HEc) (UofAlberta); MSc (UBC); Fellow of Dietitians of Canada
Gerry Kasten loves food! He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking and has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutrition. His Master’s research was on food choices amongst gay men. He has worked in Public Health in BC for the past twenty-four years, has led the boards of directors of both Dietitians of Canada and the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. Gerry is also a Sessional Instructor in UBC’s Dietetics program. Gerry’s chequered past has led him to a critical analysis of the constructions of gender, particularly as they are enacted through food.
He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.