Past Events


Fork Cancer: Get An Edible Education

June 28, 2016
Time TBD
Anti-Cancer Club

Food Lab Conference

June 3-5, 2016
Stony Brook University
Southampton, NY

The Food Lab offers and supports food literacy at all age levels, from collaboration with farm-to-school projects as part of our Young Agrarians program to undergraduate courses in food studies in conjunction with the Stony Brook departments of Nutrition, Sustainability, Marine Sciences and other interested programs. As convener of conferences and dialogues, the Food Lab also serves to organize discussions around food issues on the East End and for the ecosystem of food studies programs around the world. Stefanie will be speaking on the Nutrition Education Panel alongside other notable thought leaders. 

Integrative Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) Culinary Therapeutic Nutrition Immersion

April 29-May 1, 2016
Eastover Estate & Retreat
Lenox, MA

IFNA chef collaborative team is excited to guide you in this “hands-on” transformative culinary therapeutic nutrition experience!  Therapeutic elimination diets come alive in this case-based, kitchen-centric immersion where you will dig in and translate evidence-based clinical nutrition guidelines for some of the most important diet therapies (gluten/casein free, FODMAPs, comprehensive elimination diets) into delicious recipes and menus for your patients.  You will take home a therapeutic elimination diet culinary toolkit that has been “taste-tested” and nutritionist approved- ready to integrate in your practice on Monday morning!  In addition to the culinary therapeutic nutrition classes, you will also enjoy and have the opportunity to practice mindful eating, meditation, yoga and qi gong for a truly holistic retreat!

What The Fork Are You Eating at New York University, Masters Food Studies Program

April 4, 2016
New York University, New York City

Food Therapy

March 28, 2016
Natural Gourmet Institute

It is no secret that proper nourishment can be a powerful aid to the healing process. In the Cooking for People with Illness Certificate Program, students will learn about whole systems biology, core nutritional imbalances, and how to translate a dietary prescription into practical meal preparation. Students will gain an understanding of how specific diets and cooking techniques relate to different illnesses. The course will consist of lectures, case study discussions and kitchen lab sessions. Stefanie will be a guest speaker on this date. 

What The Fork Should I Cook (If I Have No Time)

March 16, 2016
Natural Gourmet Institute

Preparing healthy, satisfying meals daily is easier than you think, and it can be fun! Join Stefanie Sacks -Chef, Culinary Nutritionist and author of What the Fork Are You Eating? to learn fundamental knife skills and simple cooking techniques to create delicious, nutritious dishes. Stefanie will teach you how to build a foundation for clean eating, so putting nourishing meals on your table can become your new routine.

Parenting Discussion Series—How To Raise Healthy Eaters

March 2 (9, 16 & 23), 2016
Playful Learning
46 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

Bring your morning coffee (or tea) and come join us for a series of discussions on parenting! Each week will will explore a different topic with experts in the field who will share their insights and be there to discuss and answer questions about the ins and outs of being a parent in today’s world. This discussion series will offer a supportive space where we can explore big picture ideas while coming away with practical tips to use in our everyday lives. 

What The Fork with Tracy Anderson at c/o The Maidstone

February 2, 2016
c/o The Maidstone
East Hampton, NY

Common Ground Speaks: Food, Are We What We Eat?

A dynamic conversation on practical healthy eating and the psychology and ethics of food

January 28, 2016
Far Brook School
Short Hills, NJ

Author's Night

Saturday, August 8, 2015
East Hampton Library
Main Street
East Hampton, NY

Authors Night is a lavish fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library. All proceeds go directly to the Library. Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons with over 100 authors and more than 1,000 people in attendance. Stefanie will attend the dinner hosted by Gabby Karan, co-owner of notable tutto il giorno.

Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) Welcomes What The Fork

Saturday, July 18, 2015
6 South Elmwood Avenue
Montauk, NY

Nutritious Home Cooking Made Easy

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 West 21st Street
New York City

Preparing healthy, satisfying meals daily is easier than you think, and it can be fun! Join Chef and Culinary Nutritionist Stefanie Sacks to learn how to use basic kitchen equipment, fundamental knife skills and simple cooking techniques to create delicious dishes. Stefanie will teach you how to build a foundation for clean eating, so putting nourishing meals on your table can easily become your new routine.

How To Jump Start Eating Healthfully

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Montauk Library
Route 27, Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY

Long Island Food Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Hofstra University
Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, New York

Cooking to Heal—Chefs Cooking for People Dealing with Illness

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 West 21st Street, NYC

Instead of deciding to cook healthfully for the New Year, how about cooking with real healing in mind. That’s what these Natural Gourmet graduates did—Stefanie Sacks, Lolly Totero, Tito Dudley, and Marti Wolfson. Cooking to Heal will be an informative discussion about the challenges, rewards, nitty-gritty, and ins and outs of using your culinary education to help those who are ill or are recovering from illness.

TEDxManhattan - Changing the Way We Eat 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30am - 6:00pm
Times Center, New York City

Supported by lead sponsor Change Food, this independently organized TEDx event will gather speakers and audience members from diverse backgrounds to create new synergies, connections and collaborations across disciplines. Since its inception in 2011, TEDxManhattan has become a nationally-recognized brand and a sought-after platform for individuals and organizations working on issues related to sustainable food and farming.  As Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook recently said, “This institution, TEDxManhattan, has changed the food movement.”  See list of speakers.

Culinary Round Robin at Natural Gourmet Institute

Saturday, February 21, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 West 21st Street, NYC

In this interactive class designed for medical, health, and wellness professionals, participants will learn about health-supportive ingredients and how to use them to maintain optimal health and alleviate (and even reverse) illness. Participants will prepare a delicious, nutrient-dense menu using local, organic and seasonal ingredients; followed by a lively communal meal to conclude the conference weekend.  Chef instructors will include Natural Gourmet Institute alumni Rebecca Katz, a nationally-acclaimed chef, author, culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health; Stefanie Sacks; and Marti Wolfson, an internationally-recognized culinary wellness practitioner who educates clients and audiences about the power of a whole foods lifestyle and mind-body skills for optimal health.  

Integrative Healthcare Symposium
Food and Nutrition Champions: A Socioecological Perspective

Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:45am - 1:15pm
Hilton, New York City (Midtown)

Join leading food and nutrition ‘champions’ Mary Beth AugustineRebecca Katz, Stefanie Sacks and Kathie Swift as they provide an overview food and nutrition from a socioecological perspective, and share their best practices as ‘influencers’ in the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy sectors. 

To learn more and register

Enlightened Eaters Book Club
Presented by James Beard Foundation, Slow Food NYC & Natural Gourmet Institute 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 West 21st Street, NYC

Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues.

WHAT THE FORK ARE YOU EATING? "Meet The Author" at BookHampton

Saturday, December 27, 2014
41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

I am honored to have my very first book signing at local digs, BookHampton. I have been visiting this store since childhood so this is extra special. Hope you can make it for a short reading and discussion. 

PechaKucha Nights Hamptons

Friday, December 12, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY

The objective of PechaKucha is to introduce the creative community to each other through a series of short format slide presentations. As the official site for the Hamptons, Parrish Art Museum joins over 700 cities globally in hosting “PechaKucha Nights,” named for the sound of “chit-chat” in Japanese. Stefanie will talk about living creatively on the East End.

Fed Up Screening with Panel Discussion
Presented by Slow Food East End

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ross Upper School, Senior Lecture Hall
Goodfriend Park, East Hampton, NY