Food

These groups are OPEN to new members!

International Cooking and Dining Group*

Leader – Charlotte Willis, 843-681-4515 or cwillishh@aol.com

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 lunch or c) arrange for lunch or dinner in an ethnic restaurant. Our goal is to host 5 to 6 events per year. Group is open for new members.

  • Location: Various local locations
  • Day: First Thursday Monthly
  • Fee: Varies

Out to Lunch Bunch*

Leaders – Cindy Gambon, 404-435-8513, cgambon@bellsouth.net; or Linda Dreisbach, 484-894-8974, lfd0@lehigh.edu

This is an interest group that has been around for over 27 years. Lunches are held at various local restaurants and private clubs in October, January, March and May for excellent food, service, and atmosphere that creates 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.

Our First Luncheon will be Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at Michael Anthony’s! Please save the date – more information will be coming shortly!


Couples Gourmet Club*

Leader – Karen Rudy, 843-715-3949, krudy@twc.com

This group 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 (October/November, January, March andApril). 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 Valentine dinner event held in February, 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!

  • Location: Member homes
  • Day: Scheduled four times during the year (October/November, January, March and April).
  • Fee: $25 annually and cost of meals

New! The Wine Tasting Club

Leader: Darah Latourelle, 843-836-3345, dlatourelle99@yahoo.com

The Wine Tasting Club will meet monthly from 4 to 6pm, October – May on a day to be determined. The Club activities will include the following:

  • Members alternating between providing a $20 bottle and bringing an appetizer to share, meeting in homes;
  • Restaurant wine dinners; and
  • Club or wine store tastings by professional sommeliers.

There will be additional charges for outside events and possibly limits on attendance.


Demonstration Cooking Classes with Susan Vogel*

Leader – Judy Vogel, 843-837-7882, or timewarp@hargray.com

The 2019 cooking classes are based on chefs who have inspired the culinary world. Each month we will focus on at least one great chef.  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.


These food groups are closed!

Cooking Crew I and II*:

Cooking Crew I Co-Leaders – Allison Waitley, 843-341-7555 or aawait@aol.com and Laurie Liscomb, 843-342-2446 or lbliscomb@gmail.com. Limited to 21; Meets in members homes the 1st Wed of the month at 12 pm. Group is full.

Cooking Crew II Co-Leaders – Eileen Drehwing, 843-422-0945 or erdcaz@att,net, and Ceil McIvor, 843-342-6841 or ceil8438@gmail.com

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.


Happy Cookers I, II, III, IV*:

Happy Cookers I Leader – Joyce Rappaport, 843-682-4427, cell 843-422-1620 or jsr1111@aol.com. Limited to 18, Group meets in member’s homes the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 pm. Currently, has openings.


Happy Cookers II Leader – Jan Jones, 843-715-2203 or jones6107@roadrunner.com; and Susan Stauffer, 843-689-3365 or staufsusan@aol.com

Meet in member homes on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12pm. Limited to 15 and currently closed.


Happy Cookers III Leader – Romaine O’Ferrall or rmpmof@gmail.com; Limited to 21 – Group meets the3rd Wednesday of each month. Open for two more.


Happy Cookers IV Leader – Sandee Brooks, 843-290-3054 or brooksrambo@hargray.com

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.

* These groups require a fee & may have additional fees for extra field trips, meals, etc.

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