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08-27-2003, 04:10 PM
I've lived in the area for a while but my boyfriend recently moved here from Europe. We both enjoy cooking (although neither of us is a master chef by any means) and we'd like to broaden our social circle. Are there any supper clubs in this area? Or is anyone interested in starting one?
08-28-2003, 01:00 PM
I just posted a message to a Susan about joining/starting a supper club in silicon valley....bummed to see that you haven't received many responses.
How can we start our Suppler Club for Silicon Valley!!!
Look forward to hearing from you.
09-02-2003, 05:50 AM
I am going to move to Mtn. View and would love to start up a supper club. I have subscribed to cookinglight for six years now and have all my back issues. I will be moving to the area somewhere between the 20th and the 25th. Hope to hear from you.
09-03-2003, 08:03 PM
I saw the "Supper Club" article in the September issue as well. I think it's a neat way to meet people as well as improve our cookings. Perhaps sometime in October (after Ashley has had a chance to settle in in her new home in Mtn. View), we can all meet for lunch or something on the weekend and get acquainted. It's easier to brainstorm when we're together in the same room. What does everyone think?
09-03-2003, 08:27 PM
meeting up in October works for me. On the off chance are any of you married or have a significant other? I know my boyfriend would like to participate but not if he's the only guy in the group!
09-04-2003, 10:01 AM
LyLy, Jen & Ashley,
I think meeting in October sounds great.
Lets connect in a few weeks and set a time and place.
I think it would be great if this was co-ed!!! I was planning to invite my boyfriend to these dinners for several reasons, 1)he needs to improve his cooking skills, 2)will probably use his house for these events : ) !
Looking forward to meeting you both and hope Ashley will be able to join us too!!
09-04-2003, 06:38 PM
Hi Jen, Tammy, and Ashley
Making the Club co-ed sounds great. I'm married and, off and on, my husband has expressed an interest in taking cooking classes together so I'll definitely ask him if he'd like to join us.
09-05-2003, 06:41 AM
Meeting in October sounds great, I am married my husband could make some meetings but he coaches at Stanford and travels just about every weekend. Let me know where and when and I will be there!!! Take care everyone and looking forward to meeting everyone!!
09-06-2003, 12:33 AM
Looking forward to doing this. I want to make sure I have free time to meet you all in October -- I'm out of town at a wedding 10/17 - 10/21. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and most Friday evenings will also not work for me (yoga). I know we want to wait a few weeks to finalize when and where to meet but perhaps we can try to narrow it down to a weekend or weekday so we can be sure to save the date? Does anyone have any dates, days of the week that absolutely WONT work in October?
09-06-2003, 12:57 PM
For now, it looks like October 11th and 25th will NOT work for me. On other days, I'm open depending on the time. My husband, however, will NOT be able to make it on weekdays, only weekends.
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
09-08-2003, 02:13 PM
As of right now, I'm in between jobs so any day of the week is fine for me. I should be able to narrow when I will actually be moving to California. But just keep me posted in the mean time. Hope all is going well. Oh I made the Meso Chicken the other night for my brother and his wife, it was such a big hit. I would highly recomend you try it (providing you eat chicken).
09-08-2003, 07:44 PM
How does Sunday, October 26 sound? We could meet at a restaurant for brunch.
Also, I have a French colleague who just moved to the U.S. with her husband last year and they are interested in joining our group. She's been trying to post a message here for the past four days but for some reason it hasn't worked. Anyway, her name is Marie, as I said, she's French (her husband Rich is American), she loves to cook and is interested in creating light versions of her family recipes. And, of course, she and her husband want to meet folks outside work, etc.
09-09-2003, 10:46 AM
October 26 sounds great for me, since I don't know my way around just let me know where to meet you and I'm sure my husband can scope it out for me befor I get out there. Take care all!!!
09-09-2003, 04:45 PM
Glad to see that we are starting to make some progress as far as getting folks to sign up for our Supper Club!!
October 26th works for me. I'd be happy to suggest a place...does anyone have a preference as to the peninsula, san jose etc???
Also, we should feel free to invite whoever is interested in improving their cooking skills, meeting people etc.!! More the merrier!!!
Looking forward to meeting all of you!!
09-10-2003, 07:58 PM
Oct 26th sounds good. Just let me know the time and place, and I'll be there.
09-11-2003, 09:24 PM
To all -
I would also like to join this burgeoning Supper Club in San Jose. My husband and I live in southern Fremont and we're both great fans of cooking and trying new foods.
October 26 for brunch works for me as well.
Look forward to meeting all of you!
09-12-2003, 08:54 AM
Judy -- welcome to the club! Look forward to meeting you in October.
09-13-2003, 07:38 PM
While I am currently without a significant other, I would love to join a supper club. Are you creating a couples only club or are singles welcome too?
09-14-2003, 10:35 AM
Hopefully I speak for all of us when I say that anyone is welcome to join. Most of the folks in this club have a partner but I don't think partners will be able to participate all the time. In any case, I don't think having a partner is a prerequisite. So welcome to the club!
We are planning to meet for brunch on October 26 -- anyone is welcome. Location is TBD.
09-14-2003, 12:12 PM
Great! Unfortunately I will be on my annual girls trip on the 26th of October, but please keep me posted on what is decided!
09-17-2003, 11:22 AM
JenMee, LyLy, Tammy, Ashley and Amy
I apologize for not being in contact sooner - didn't mean to drop the ball on the Silicon Valley Supper Club. I've been out of pocket and unable to get to email for awhile. But it's great to see that you've all connected and set plans for a club. If there's still room for me to join in, I'd love to come.
09-17-2003, 11:41 AM
Susan -- no problem. Welcome to the club!
Out of curiosity, I wonder what the usual cut off point is for members. I'm all for having as many people as we can but I also realize that this might not be practical. Any thoughts?
09-17-2003, 07:30 PM
My thought is... let's welcome as many people as we can and if it gets too big and impractical, we can always decide later to split up into 2 or more clubs. It is possible that not everyone will be able to make every meeting. For example, with the running group I sometimes meet with, the actual number of people showing up varies wildly between 10 to 40 people.
09-18-2003, 08:01 PM
I live in Sunnyvale and would love to join the Supper Club if you don't mind. Unfortunately, the first meeting date doesn't work for me as my parents will be visiting from back east, but I'd love to come to the next one.
09-19-2003, 04:40 PM
welcome Carpathia! sorry you can't make it in October but we'll keep you posted for future stuff.
09-19-2003, 07:15 PM
I just came across your supper club postings, and am wondering if you have room for one more person (plus my husband.. so I guess that makes two). We live in Hayward and are interested in joining a club. If there's room for us, I'm free to join you on October 26.
09-20-2003, 10:06 AM
Certainly! Welcome to the club. We're happy to have you!
09-21-2003, 11:08 AM
That's great. Looking forward to meeting everyone. I looks like your first gathering is planned for 10/26. If this first one is still a lunch get-together, then I can come. But if it's in the evening, then, unfortunately, I have a schedule conflict.
Good question about the suggested number of folks in a group. The gating factor seems to me to be the ability to accommodate a larger group, so my sense is that a manageable group size would be around 8 - plus significant others. LyLy raises a good point about not all people being able to attend all gatherings, so the number of people interested in this club is probably about right. And, if it does seem to get too large to easily accommodate everyone, then we either become masters at the buffet, or the group can break into two. But that's a good problem to have and one that I think can be addressed if and when it's necessary. That's my 2 cents, but others may have thoughts too.
09-26-2003, 11:16 AM
Hello! I sent an email out to most of you last weekend and got some response back. For those of you who don't check email frequently, I'm planning to make reservations for our first meeting on October 26 in the next week or so.
Right now we have about eleven people who can make the brunch. If you will be able to join us, please send me a confirmation and whether or not you'll be bringing your partner/a guest. Also, based on the list below, please let me know if you have an opinion about where you'd like to eat. Otherwise, if no one feels strongly about it, I'm more than happy to select a location and make the reservations.
Citrus at Hotel Valencia (Santana Row)
10-01-2003, 09:34 PM
I would love to join your group as I have been attempting to get a group started for some time now! Is there still room for one more?
10-02-2003, 08:30 AM
Belinda -- no problem. As another person said earlier, if it turns out that we are growing too large, then we can always split into two groups. We are supposed to meet for brunch on October 26...we you be able to make it? And will your husband be joining you?
10-05-2003, 12:11 AM
Hi Ladies -
I am also currently without a partner and would like to join your group. Unfortunately, I can't make it to your first meeting on October 26 (I have a Halloween party planned).
Please keep me posted regarding this group!
10-05-2003, 12:33 PM
Hi Sandra. As you can see we've got lots of interest, so would love to have you join us. Understand you won't be able to make the first gathering for brunch, but will make sure you're added to the alias. It's likely that we will break into two groups to make get-togethers more manageable, but I suspect we'll discuss and resolve this at the first gathering. Will keep you posted. Looking forward to your joining us.
11-23-2003, 10:20 AM
I have also been trying to get into a club. Can you please tell me if I can get my husband & I into this one, and if so, when is the next meeting?
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