Pumpkin Wars

When the knives come out, it’s time to rumble. Or in this case, it’s time to carve – pumpkins that is.  In St. Louis Magazine’s second annual Pumpkin Wars: Chefs vs Surgeons, local pediatric surgeons compete against local chefs to see who can carve the most creative pumpkin.

The Fall festival, which includes an auction of the carved pumpkins, is a benefit for St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Hospital surgeons slated to compete are: Dr. Jennifer Strahle (neurosurgery), Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick, (plastic surgery), Dr. Jesse Vrecenak (fetal surgery), Dr. Keiko Hirose (ENT surgery), Dr. Lindley Wall (orthopedic surgery), and Dr. Aaron Abarbanell (heart surgery).

Pediatric otolaryngologist Keiko Hirose, MD, competed in last year’s inaugural event. She looks forward to participating again.

“It’s a great chance for WashU School of Medicine surgeons to connect with the community, to meet some great leaders in the culinary arts, and to have fun!” she exclaimed.

This year’s event will take place October 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at the Interior Design Center of St. Louis. Cost to attend the festival is $5 per child. Guests are also asked to bring a toy to donate to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.