Love cooking and baking?
Love chatting with fellow foodies?
If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’ll love Auburn University’s Cooking and Baking Club.
I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true. A club where you get to cook, hang out with the greatest people AND eat incredible food?
Two years ago in October I found myself at my first cooking and baking club meeting. Surrounded by apple crumb cake, butternut squash soup and pumpkin in more forms than I could count, I was hooked!
Cooking and baking club is a group that meets once a month. We all bring a dish that matches that month’s theme, share our recipes and dig in!
Themes are typically related to food trends on seasons. After baking our way through fall and Christmas we reel it in with healthy recipes to start the year off in our January meeting! The spring semester is usually filled with recipes featuring fresh and bright flavors.
The club began in September 2011 when a student saw a need for a creative outlet that brought people from all different kitchens together.
That is one of the best parts about this club. It unites people from all different social groups and creates a common theme for them to bond over.
The club even had one of their members from China teach them how to make authentic Chinese dumplings!
“The goal of cooking and baking club is to create an outlet for any Auburn student to express their passion and improve their skills. “
Meeting people with the same interest opens doors to learn recipes and make new friends.
Cooking and baking club also strives to connect members and inspire them with new recipe ideas by holding a contest at every meeting. Every member casts their vote on their favorite dish at the meeting. After the votes are tallied, the top three recipes are shared in the monthly newsletter!
So, if you’re a foodie looking for an excuse to test a new recipe or a freshman searching for fun and unique ways to get involved, join the club! Don’t let lack of experience hold you back. It’s all about learning and building community through a common passion.
Cooking and baking club was created on the belief that food can turn anything into a celebration. So why not join a club that will equip you to bring joy to those you love most?
After all, in the wise words of the daring Julia Childs, “A party without cake is just a meeting.”