Hi, I am Vanessa Moses the creator and founder of The Cooking Chicks! We are a community of professional women who love to eat, create, cook and share our love of food! Whether you like to cook or want to learn or just like to eat - our group was created to inspire and connect talented home cooks, chefs, food entrepreneurs and anyone who calls themselves "Foodie" - we just ask you always come hungry!

I honestly always loved to entertain but actually hated cooking - crazy for some to believe, right?! But something hit me 2 years ago when all of a sudden I got inspired to just try and cook! I grew up in a home where dinner was ALWAYS ready so I never had to think about what was I going to eat. But now that I have been on my own in Chicago for 9 years and recently married to an avid cook I thought let's give it a try!

I realized over time cooking was my outlet and relaxation from the stress of my full-time real estate career. Cooking for me has become a burning passion and sincere love. Since starting The Cooking Chicks in March 2010, I have not only gained amazing skills and cooking ideas but each and every "Cooking Chick" I meet inspires me to keep this going and perfecting my skills as well as growing my recipe box!

I hope The Cooking Chicks can bring you something - whether it be sharing your talents and coveted tips and recipes, to making friends, and growing your food lover network!


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    Olivia D. Olivia D. joined
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    Olivia D.
    "I have quite a passion for food and the way it can make us feel. I am pursuing a degree in nutrition. Being unemployed it has become a little bit of an escape for me. But I love every minute of it!"
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    Lauren D.
    "I love food and I like to cook as well. Love trying new things and meeting new people."
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    Doreen F. Doreen F. joined
    September 7
    Doreen F.
    "I'm a recently widowed senior"
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    Rochelle M.
    "New to Chicago and looking for a fun way to explore the city and meet new people!"
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    Liangrui  Z. Liangrui Z. joined
    September 5
    Liangrui  Z.
    "Love cookin"
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    August 24
    Maria O.
    "Hi, I'm Maria, I'm new to the Chicago area. I have limited cooking skills -- I'd like to expand on that and make friends along the way."
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    August 23
    "I've enjoyed cooking and baking since I was a child. One of my favorite resources for such is seriouseats.com­"
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    Pure Love C.
    "I love....this my name is Candi"
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    August 10
    "New to river north looking to make friends fun and exploring"
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    Marisa Marisa­ joined
    August 9
    "I just moved to Chicago in the Spring and love it hear so far! I'm looking to expand my network of friends. I enjoy going to new restaurants, working out, traveling and cooking... just to name a few!"
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