Recently, I was lucky enough to
corner interview one of the members of our Jersey Biters Social network and founder of Cooking With Friends Club(TM), Alison Bermack. I think you’ll enjoy this look into what the Cooking with Friends Club is all about and what their very happy members have to say.
Q: What was your inspiration for starting the Cooking With Friends Club?
Q: How many members do you have and how does someone become a member?
Alison: As of right now, membership is free in the Cooking With Friends Club Yahoo group and so is a subscription to our free Cooking With Friends e-newsletter. We also have a Facebook group. It’s hard to calculate the number of members since many CWFC members are connected (we call these “connectors”) to CWF communities they created outside of our direct community. But, to give you an estimate, we have thousands of people accessing our website on a regular basis for tips and recipes, almost a thousand newsletter subscribers, more than 400 Yahoo members and with more than 200 members, an actively growing Facebook Cooking With Friends Club. Our members live all across the country and in Canada. We have an active group in New Jersey, Denver, Florida and Arizona. We also have members in NY, CT, PA, NE, WI. . .all over. Members get several recipes a month that are suitable to for group cooking, tips, time saving tool recommendations and loads of cooking together tips. Mostly women with children are interested in CWF since it provides them with a new and fun way to connect with others while getting the necessary job of feeding the family done. However, we have single men and women also interested since it gives them a social outlet and way to connect with others.
Q: What do your members say about the Cooking With Friends Club?
Q: Do you have any tips or advice for someone who would like to host a Cooking With Friends Club get-together?Alison: Go to our website. We have a great article that offers 10 Tips for Hosting a Soup Swap. The website also offers recipe suggestions for everything from appetizers to deserts. I would also recommend that they join our yahoo group and ask our seasoned members for advice.