Could You Lead A Cook-In? Of Course!

Could you host a cook-in? Find out by answering these questions:

  1. Anyone who likes to cook and share recipes can host a cook-in.

    Anyone who likes to cook and share recipes can host a cook-in.

    Do you like to cook?

  2. Do you know a few people who would like to meet and talk about cooking?
  3. Do you have a place and equipment to cook?
  4. Can you read a recipe?
  5. If you had lots of support would you try?

If you answered YES to these questions, you certainly can at least host a cook-In and be one of the leaders. How do I know this?

Make it Hands On     If you like to cook, you are most likely not content with using the microwave every night.  You want more than that; the feeling of chopping veggies, the smell of simmering spices, the taste of soup as the flavors begin to meld.

Be Willing to learn  If you like to talk about cooking and food, it’s a dead give-a-way. Since you like to talk about cooking, you are undoubtedly willing to learn more so you have more to talk about. It interests you, correct?

Allow for Group Leadership  That’s all you need to at least host a cook-in. To lead does not require that you hold a teaching degree or culinary arts certificate. What is important is that you be willing to organize the event and then let the group share their accumulated knowledge. And if there is a question or concern about the recipe…have a computer ready and go to a gazillion sites to answer any questions.

A previous post described how to host a cook-in. It features a skillet meal but you can create your own theme and let the group suggest the recipes. In case no one has suggestions, visit Barnes and Nobel for thousands of cookbooks or the web which has millions of recipes to choose from.

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About Don R

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Retired teacher. Multiple successful business endeavors including screen printing / sporting goods business, executive director of a Boys & Girls Club, commercial fishing, and co-founding an alternative high school. Interests include family, hiking, cooking, Parkinson's research and developing an educational cooking program.