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From the novice cook to the culinary pro: If you are 21 and up, love to cook or want to try some recipes, this club makes it fun--as long as you love to eat and are willing to share a homemade food dish.   Do you tear out recipes from magazines & always mean to "get around to" trying them out? Do you want to sample dishes you've never tried before while meeting new people in Austin?  Are you new to cooking and want to learn new techniques or recipes, or do you feel like everyone on the Food Network could learn some tips from you?

Whether you are a novice cook or a chef--if you want great food, great laughs, signature cocktails, good wine, new friends, great prize giveaways, centered around something we all enjoy?  Then LET'S DO THIS.

We meet monthly and everyone brings a homemade food dish (complicated or super simple, doesn't matter) for the theme of that event to share; everyone also brings something to drink. ****Important: Please post what food you will be bringing with your RSVP (or shortly thereafter) in the RSVP comment section of the event, taking care to bring something no one else is bringing, so that we have a variety of different dishes at each event and everyone shines!

To cover fees (meetup fees, WePay fees, some game items, raised platters, name tags, dish tags, hired performers at year end appreciation event, extra wines and liquor brought by organizer, banners, signs and other promotions and incidentals) dues are $24 per year/for two  (for you plus the ability to bring a friend, spouse, or partner at anytime for no extra charge as your "plus one" whenever desired.)  Because our prize giveaways for each event typically exceed this cost and they are given away to most attendees at every event,  (some worth hundreds of dollars) we are the one meetup that pays you more than you pay! However, everyone gets 30 days free to decide if they'd like to join. (One attendance of our fun and welcoming group gets you hooked!)

Open to any adults; we are a diverse group and anyone is welcome.   Hosts are allowed to set the date/time/theme and head count when hosting. Generally, we cook our dishes at our own homes and then take the dishes to the location which is hosting the event.

This is a fun and welcoming group--if you have yet to join, you are missing out on future fun and good friends. Visit us for an evening and see what we're about! Put on your apron or grill mitts and whip something up and tote a bottle of wine or something you'd enjoy drinking/sharing and let's make it happen!

Do note, all of our meetups fill up fast due to popularity, but by the day of the event we rarely ever have waitlists so get on the waitlist if you want to attend;  plans change and folks will back out.

It is up to members to manage their membership subscriptions and cancel prior to membership renewal; all memberships are non-refundable.


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Founded Nov 3, 2013

This Meetup is community funded

$24.00/year

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  • occasional specialty liquors, monthly meetup dues, organization time, platters, signage, marketing, place tags, game items ice breakers. All money is spent on group by way of supplies and food; This is a non-profit to organizer.

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