Pumpkin Wars: Chefs vs. Surgeons

SLM Media Group hosts the inaugural

Pumpkin Wars

Who will be crowned the pumpking or pumpqueen?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital surgeons and local chefs go head-to-head to carve the most creative pumpkin. Their unique and one-of-a-kind pumpkins will be auctioned off to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

OCTOBER 21, 2018

1–3:30 P.M.


11660 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146


Pumpkin Wars is free for your family to attend. Please bring a toy from the following list to benefit St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Event is at capacity, so we are no longer accepting registrations. For questions, please contact Jawana Reid, Director of Special Events, at

Come take a picture with the St. Louis Blues mascot, Louie!

Enjoy food trucks, a pumpkin design competition, the kid’s play zone, arts and crafts, a vendor market place, balloon art, and pumpkin decorating for kids (while supplies last). Children are welcome to wear costumes for trick-or-treating.

Pumpkin Wars


Chef Tori Foster, Crispy Edge
Chef Kye Pietoso, Café Napoli
Owner Eric Heckman, Tani Sushi
Chef Jack MacMurray, Boathouse at Forest Park
Chef Tyler Davis, The Chocolate Pig
Chef Ben Poremba, Ben Poremba Hospitality Group–Nixta, Bar Limón, Elaia, Olio, Parigi, and La Patisserie Chouquette

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Physicians

Dr. Keiko Hirose, Chief Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Chuck Goldfarb, Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Jesse Vrecenak, Fetal Surgeon

Dr. Kamlesh Patel, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr. Aaron Abarbanell, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. David Limbrick, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery