If you love to cook and would love to be able to share your love of cooking with others you might just want to start up your own cooking club. This can be a lot of fun as well as a learning experience. It can also be a great social opportunity too. You can gather a bunch of different people who share the love of cooking and then they will bring with them some of their own original personalities and original ideas.
When trying to start the club you can try to recruit people from where you work, from the gym, church members or just people from your neighborhood. Try and make out some invitations and then hand them out to all the people you think might enjoy being in this club. Make sure that the people already love to cook or have an interest in learning more.
After you have your group together then you can set a time to meet and then use your first meeting as a way to organize the club. You will need to agree on the basic structure of the club and if the meetings will rotate to different homes and will there be potlucks or snacks, and so on. Most importantly is to make sure that everyone exchanges contact information and that you make a master list.
You should be flexible when it comes to the details of your club. Consider planning weekend lunches together or brunches when gathering as a whole group. Rotate times and meals between all the members and expect that the attendance for each gathering because everyone has individual schedules that get changed.
Understand that if the people are strangers and no one knows each other very well it could take several meetings before the group starts to “click”. So you might want to designate the first three meetings for everyone to try and get to know each other so that they will feel a lot more comfortable working with each other.
Always make sure to stay in touch. Make sure to send out regular emails to the members of the club always asking for their opinions or ideas about the meetings, events, or menus. Make sure to always be open to feedback and open discussion.
Be democratic when it comes to different menus to set up for your special events so make sure that you always take a club vote on what to have as a menu.
Consider coming up with some fun themes and try to work the theme into your décor as well as into your menu. Themes like Italian, French and holidays are always great themes for any of your special events.