EVENTS

These events will support and promote the YaleCooks "Mission & Vision" and the goals and strategic plan of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA).

To learn more about possible future activities please read the YaleCooks "Partnerships & Projects" page.

What Types of Events Does YaleCooks Organize?

If you enjoy food-cooking please contact YaleCooks and let us know what actvities interest you.

These events will be held in New Haven in 2013 (other cities planned).

1) Potluck meals

2) Cooking workshops-classes, including "Bread/Dumpling-of-the-Month Club" and other theme events

3) Holiday cookie swaps

4) Watch a food-cooking related movie with other foodies

5) Community service-improvement projects (eg. Yale Day of Service, etc.)

Read summaries of past YaleCooks activities on the "Recent Events" page.

Where Does YaleCooks Plan to Organize Events?

Although we are interested in organizing national and global events we will focus our initial efforts in the following US regions (alphabetically) with the largest number of Yale students and alumni:

Boston, Chapel Hill (Triangle Park), Chicago, Colorado, Georgia, Hartford, Los Angeles (southern CA), Maryland, Minnesota, New Haven, New Jersey (central), New York City-Long Island, Oregon (& southwest WA), Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-East Bay, San Jose (Silicon Valley), Seattle (western WA), Washington DC, and Westchester (NY).

Future Events: (organized or co-sponsored by YaleCooks)

For more information about any of these events or if you want us to organize an event with a specific theme (such as a vegetarian-vegan potluck meal) please contact YaleCooks.

1) We hope to plan more weekend meetings in New Haven (if we can locate places to meet).  If the weekend (Sat-Sun) is the only time you can join us for events please contact YaleCooks to share this information (and we will double our efforts).

2) On January 9, 2013 YaleCooks held its first cookie swap (a cookie and cookie dough swap).  If you are interested in future cookie swaps please let us know?  Does anyone have experience making dairy-free rugelach?

3) Upcoming [email protected] Events: (New Haven, unless noted)

Day Date Notes (eg. Special Meal Themes) Recipe
Demonstrated
Link
  2012 events (Q4)     Summary
Wed January 9, 2013 potluck dinner & mini cookie swap Thai chicken curry & cookies! Summary
Wed January 16, 2013 potluck dinner "vegetarian suggested" fruit and vegetable juicer Summary
< Sun > January 20, 2013 Sunday potluck brunch in New Haven vegetarian & vegan pancakes Summary
Wed January 23, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) profiteroles Summary
Thurs January 31, 2013 potluck dinner, crepe fillings (Yale) crepes (La Chandeleur) Summary
< Sat > February 2, 2013 Our first meeting in New York City! To sign-up complete the survey Summary
Thurs February 7, 2013 Asian "Chinese" Lunar New Year Asian Lunar New Year celebration Summary
< Sun > February 10, 2013 Sunday potluck brunch in New Haven winter storm Nemo celebration Summary
Wed February 13, 2013 potluck dinner "vegetarian suggested" New Haven-Style Pizza Summary
Wed February 20, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) New Haven-Style Pizza More info
< Sat > February 23, 2013 Thai potluck dinner (New York City) "How does one make Pad Thai?" More info
Wed February 27, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) Please RSVP for this event More info
Wed March 6, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) Please RSVP for this event More info
Wed March 13, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) Please RSVP for this event More info
Wed March 20, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) Please RSVP for this event More info
Wed March 27, 2013 potluck dinner, no theme (Yale) Please RSVP for this event More info

Future Food Events: (organized by other Yale community groups)

Annual Food Events: (organized by other Yale community groups)

1) On Friday, October 5, 2012 the Yale Vietnamese Students Association (ViSA) hosted "Pho Night 2012 Fall" in New Haven from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  Read a review (with recipe links!).

2) On Saturday, November 3, 2012 the Yale International Students Organization (ISO) hosted "Food Night 2012" in New Haven from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  Featuring live music by the Slavs and food from many countries and cuisines!  Read a review (with recipe links!).

3) On Saturday, November 10, 2012 Hanppuri (a Yale Korean international students group) hosted "Pocha Market Night 2012" in New Haven from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM.  Read a review (with recipe links!).

4) On Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Yale School of Management Japan Club (SOM) hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony (11:45am - 12:45pm, General Motors Room, 55 Hillhouse Avenue; map on registration page).  This Japanese Tea Ceremony will be one that not even many Japanese living in Japan can experience.  It will be conducted by a reputable tea master.  In addition to tea tasting, the attendees may also practice the ritual and etiquette with the tea master right after the formal demonstration.  This event will be a rare chance for many Yale community members to experience a thousand-year old tradition from a different part of the world.  Tea Master: Keiko Ishibe.  Ceremony Guests: Yukie Mammoto (from the Yale East Asian Languages and Literature Department) and Michiyo Seto.  As space is limited, please register online.

5) On Sunday, December 9, 2012 the Yale Latin American Students Organization (LASO) hosted "POSADA 2012" in New Haven from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Read a review (with recipe links!).

6) On Thursday, February 3, 2011 the Yale International Students Organization (ISO) hosted "Chinese New Year 2011" in New Haven from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Featuring traditional food used to celebrate the new year!  Read a review (with recipe links!).

7) On Sunday February 17, 2013 the Yale Korean American Students Association (KASY) hosted an "Umma-Style Korean Dinner" from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Yale Afro-American House.  Read a review (with recipe links!).

 

8) On February 22 - 23, 2013 (Friday & Saturday) the Yale Divinity School hosted a conference called "NOURISH NEW HAVEN: Food Justice and Sustainability".  The FREE event included films, panels, workshops, and great food.  Read a review (with recipe links!).


Recent Food Events Organized by Other Yale Community Groups:

Read summaries of past YaleCooks activities on the "Recent Events" page.

10) The Yale Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) invited YaleCooks to be part of their 4:00 PM "Life in New Haven (Tips & Tricks!)" event on January 23, 2012 (Wednesday) in New Haven.

9) On Thursday, December 6, 2012 the McDougal Graduate Student Center is hosting a "Grad DIY: Dumplings Around the World" event for Yale Graduate and Professional students (and their guests) in New Haven from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Registration and a payment of $5 per person fee are required.  Participants will learn how to fold Chinese pork wontons, Eastern European potato pierogies, and Italian butternut squash raviolis.  For an unofficial "preview" of images-videos and links to recipes check the YaleCooks "Dumplings" page.

8) On Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Yale School of Management Japan Club (SOM) will host a Japanese Tea Ceremony (11:45am - 12:45pm, General Motors Room, 55 Hillhouse Avenue; map on registration page).  This Japanese Tea Ceremony will be one that not even many Japanese living in Japan can experience.  It will be conducted by a reputable tea master.  In addition to tea tasting, the attendees may also practice the ritual and etiquette with the tea master right after the formal demonstration.  This event will be a rare chance for many Yale community members to experience a thousand-year old tradition from a different part of the world.  Tea Master: Keiko Ishibe.  Ceremony Guests: Yukie Mammoto (from the Yale East Asian Languages and Literature Department) and Michiyo Seto.  As space is limited, please register online.

7) The Yale Office of Diversity & Inclusion invited YaleCooks to describe its goals during of their "Annual Fall Social for [email protected]" (Asian Network @ Yale) event on November 8, 2012 (Thursday) in New Haven.  Many thanks to Shirley Chock, [email protected] co-chair.

6) On Friday, October 26, 2012 SAGA (the Yale South Asian Graduate & Professional Association) held a Navratri Raas-Garba celebration with traditional dancing and also food.  Details were posted on the very useful OISS "Weekend events" page.

5) On Friday, October 12, 2012 YaleCooks volunteered during the Food Summit sponsored by the New Haven Food Policy Council.

4) On Thursday, October 04, 2012 YaleCooks prepared forty (40) hot homemade "bagel-pretzels" for the OISS German Oktoberfest 2012 celebration in New Haven.  Read a summary.

 

3) The Yale Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) invited YaleCooks to be part of their 3:30 PM "Ice Cream Social & Life in New Haven (Tips & Tricks!)" event on August 30, 2012 (Thursday) in New Haven.

2) On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, the Yale Sustainability Office sponsored a free home canning workshop.  The information shared by Sarah Jane Compton is described on the YaleCooks "Home Canning: Basics" page.  Thanks Sarah, for the inspiration!

1) On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA) sponsored a wonton soup cooking lesson at the "Friends of the Children" nonprofit organization located in New York City as a "Yale Day of Service" event.

 


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