What we're about

This is for everyone, no requirements. We are members from all walks of life, all ages, men, women, cultures and backgrounds. It's great for people who are new in town or simply want to make new friends. It is ideal for those who want to network and promote their business.

***Warning, if you don’t like to laugh, you might want to stay at home*****

We are about finding the very best restaurants and venues not only in Chesapeake, but all of Hampton Roads. We know that best, does not always mean most expensive. We not only exchange our knowledge about some of the best places to go and things to do, but our meet ups are about making great connections while we’re doing it. The group runs off of the energy of its members, so if you don’t see the type of meetups you like, let us know. Remember, you have a choice to make every day a good day, or at least try. See you soon!

By participating in any of our events, you hereby absolve, release and waive any and all liability claims or demands against Chesapeake Good Food Great People and each and every member thereof, which may arise out of, or be related to any injury, financial loss, damage or pecuniary loss to you or to any member of your family by reason of such participation in group sponsored activities. See attendance Policy Below!

Attendance and No-Show Policy

Please be considerate by attending events for which you have RSVP'd "Yes" and please update your RSVP as soon as you know you will not attend.

So why do No-Shows matter?
* When you fail to show up for an event, you inconvenience the other attendees because they’ll often wait and/or hold a seat for you.

* If an event has a waiting list, you have kept someone who could have gone from attending by taking an available spot.

* Organizers often make arrangements with a venue based on the number of "Yes" RSVPs, and many restaurants/venues require you to wait for the whole group to arrive before proceeding to be seated etc.

* This also makes businesses reluctant to take our reservations in the future, if we consistently overestimate our numbers. (I generally give very low numbers and surprisingly no one has been turned away on seating, but it would be nice to be in the ball park.)

What happens if I’m a No-Show?
Habitual no-shows may be restricted from attending future events, and may even be removed from the group.

What if something unexpected happens?
If you have an emergency or something comes up, don’t worry. One or two infrequent no-shows won’t affect your standing with the group.

What about late cancellations?
A late cancellation may be treated the same as a no-show, especially if there is a waiting list. Please RSVP and post in the event comments, once you know you will not be coming.

Individual members RSVPs and No-Show info has always been available to organizers on the meetup site. Many organizers use this in determining their no show policies.

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Book Club Dessert

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The “Book Club” represents another lane of activities within the “Chesapeake Good Food, Great People” Group. Get your dessert, cup of tea, or glass of wine and join us for our next fun and free-ranging discussion. Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Book Club get-together will be conducted by Conference Call until further notice. The Call-in Numbers are: [masked] or [masked] The automated attendant will ask you for an access code. The Access code is:[masked] __________ The Book: For our meeting on July 15th, we'll be discussing the following new book: 'Play,' by Kylie Scott Kindle: $4.99 Pages: 323 https://www.amazon.com/Play-Stage-Dive-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00H0V069M/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=stage+dive+series&qid=1593794315&sr=8-5 __________ Kylie Scott returns with Play, the New York Times bestselling highly-anticipated follow-up to the international hit Lick Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast-at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls-especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it? __________ Guidelines: Please try to have read the entire book by the time we get together, so that everyone may fully engage in the conversation. If you're not finished by the time we meet, no problem, feel free to join anyway! While enjoying this story, please come-up with some suggestions for our next book. You can share them with the group in the comments below or bring them to the meeting. __________ If you have questions, feel free to contact me. You may message me here through MeetUp or call/text me at [masked]. If you text, please let me know you’re texting about the Book Club and mention your name. Thank you, Christopher

Chesapeake Good Food Great People Pin 😎


Instantly Connect It’s warming up and it’s time to be out and about this summer. Many of the meetups will be local festivals, beaches, parks, etc. I’ll always try to make it easy for folks to find us, but more importantly, for you all to find one another. (We had a couple of events that people who came did not connect to one another-movies etc). This was a problem, so I created a pin to solve that. The Chesapeake Good Food Great People pin let’s you instantly connect. The pin allows you to easily find one another in the crowds. I think the pin will also be a great icebreaker. With the ease of belonging to a group, you can easily strike up conversations, match your interests and plan for future CGFGP events. Be the first meetup connected with a pin. So start the trend. Purchasing your pin also helps support the meetup with it’s monthly fees, etc. You can purchase your pin using PayPal or Cash App. (Receive your pin at any one of the the meetups, or contact me for mailing at an additional fee). In notes, tell me which pin(s) number(s) you wish to order. Supplies are limited, so don’t get caught out..without your pin. Thanks for supporting your meetup!! Maggie Cost: $5.00 Each (Include Pin# in Notes) Cash App $cgfgp PayPal [masked] Description: 2.25 in. (Standard large size) High quality standard locking pin back *****Pins now, make you instantly eligible for our group trivia to win prizes*****

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