Leader – Mary Grace Sell, 843-342-3472
Theobroma cacao – “the food of the gods” has been celebrated and consumed for 3,000 years. This interest group will explore topics that include: the history of chocolate, its botany, the transformation from cacao beans to chocolate, and the similarities of the wine and chocolate industries. Most importantly, each session will focus on the art of tasting a variety of fine chocolates from around the world. Members meet the first Wednesday of November, January, March and May from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This group has a limit of 30 members. Fee required.
Cooking Crew I and II*:
Cooking Crew I Co-Leaders – Allison Waitley, 843-341-7555 and Laurie Liscomb, 843-342-2446
Cooking Crew II Co-Leaders – Eileen Drehwing, 843-422-0945 and Ceil McIvor, 843-342-6841
Provides its members an opportunity to share favorite recipes, hostess tips, and fellowship. This group meets monthly in members’ homes from October to May. Each member hosts once every 3 years and “crews” once a year. December Luncheon may be a cocktail party or brunch with spouses and/or special guests. There is a minimum cost to cover food. Each group is limited to 21 members.
Couples Gourmet Club*:
Co-Leaders – Kathy Wagner, 843-715-9168 and Sally Nicastre, 860-349-1464
There is a membership fee for this group, which consists of 40 member couples and at least 10 substitute couples. A menu committee chooses a theme each year and creates four elegant menus complete with suggested wines. Detailed recipes are distributed to all members. Couples are randomly assigned to attend dinner parties (four couples at each home) four times during the year (November, January, February, March/April). Each regular member will serve once as a host, and will be a guest three times. Host couples arrange their own dinner party date with guests. The host is responsible for the designated main course and wines, while the guest couples prepare and bring the assigned appetizers, soup or salad, sides and dessert. At the conclusion of each dinner party, the total cost of the entire meal and wine is divided equally among all four couples. In addition to the four hosted dinner parties each year, there are three annual events open to all Couples Gourmet members: a “Welcome” cocktail party in October, a formal holiday dinner event held in December, and a wrap-up Men’s BBQ in May. If you enjoy cooking, entertaining, meeting new people, and the conviviality of good old-fashioned dinner parties, Couples Gourmet is for you. And it’s the ONLY WAHHI group that invites men to participate! For further information, please contact the group leader.
Demonstration Cooking Classes with Susan Vogel*:
Leader – Judy Vogel, 843-837-7882
The 2018 cooking classes are based on chefs who have inspired the culinary world. Each month we will focus on at least one great chef. January will be in honor of the talent of Julia Child. February & March are still to be determined. Come hungry! You’ll get to sample the foods demonstrated and take home the recipes. Demonstrations are scheduled on either a Saturday or Sunday in January, February and March. There is a limit of 64 ladies per session.
Happy Cookers I, II, III, IV*:
Happy Cookers I Leader – Joyce Rappaport, 843-682-4427
Happy Cookers II Leader – Jan Jones, 843-715-2203, Closed
Happy Cookers III Leader – Susete Seely, 781-248-6688 – Open for three more
Happy Cookers IV Leader – Peg McCann, 843-689-3561
There are four Happy Cooker groups in the Women’s Club. Each group meets on a different day for lunch once a month for seven months. Each month three members of each group plan and prepare a themed lunch for the other 18 members of their group. Lunches are held in member homes from October to May. Group is limited to 21 members. See Cooking Crew descriptions for more information.
International Cooking and Dining Group*:
Leader – Charlotte Willis, 843-681-4515
The purpose of this group is to explore, savor and learn to prepare foods from diverse countries and ethnic groups around the world (examples may include Greek, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Irish, Mexican, etc.). Members of the group are asked to volunteer on a rotating basis to take on one of the following 3 tasks: a) host a cooking demonstration/lunch, b) assist in the preparation and demonstration of a lunch or c) arrange for a lunch or dinner in an ethnic restaurant. Our goal is to host 5 to 6 events per year.
Out to Lunch Bunch*:
Leaders – Jeanette Coggins, 843-226-0246
This is an interest group that has been around for over 25 years. The group meets six times a year, usually on the third Wednesday of the month. Lunches are held at various local restaurants and private clubs where excellent food, service and atmosphere, create a lovely way to spend the afternoon. If you like to try new places to eat and enjoy making new friends, join us. Currently, there is no maximum limit on membership.
* These groups require a fee & may have additional fees for extra field trips, meals, etc.
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