Ray S

Event Organizer

Contributor and Dessert King


Redondo Beach, CA

Member since:

May 13, 2012

What sorts of events would you plan if you were to organize a meet-up event for our group?

I used to be involved with a ski club and we have a group that liked to try new restaurants. These same people also loved to cook. I suggested we have a pot luck gathering, but not your run-of-the-mill pot luck. I called it the Guinee Pig Pot Luck, because you had to bring something you never prepared before. Everyone was truly a guinee pig. It was a very successful event; one we repeated frequently.

What is the one dish or type of cooking you have not yet mastered, but would like to?


What is your signature dish that never fails you?

I call it the Bavarian Torte. It is a cheescake based dessert, with pears. Yum!

What is your favorite type of cuisine?

Italian (my mother was once a cook in an Italian restaurant and I remember her making homemade ravioli when I was a child).

For most of our events, individual and group photos are taken. Do you agree to let photos be taken of you and posted online?



I love to cook, especially desserts. I live in Redondo Beach and enjoy meeting people and making new friends.

What Ray S is saying about this Meetup Group

As always, Jacqueline and Chris were perfect hosts. Had a great time. For those of you wanting the recipe for the dessert I made, go to More, then Files and look for Bavarian Torte. Enjoy

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