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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    "Hi, I'm Silva. I want to be in the company of articulate heartfelt foodies & diverse cultures like me with great taste :) I'm new to Meetup.com I'm very outgoing, authentic and love promoting positivity. I want to learn new dishes and network."
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    "Hi, my name is Shay. I enjoy meeting new people, cooking new and interesting meals, and of course eating delicious food"
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    Kendra Kuppin
    "My name is Kendra, I'm originally from LA. I left my job in finance this January to pursue a job related to cooking classes!"
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    "I'm an artist and art teacher, originally from Cleveland and spent many years in Detroit. I now love Chicago and all it has to offer!"
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    "I really love cooking and baking"
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