On one website I belong to we talked a lot of getting friends together to do the monthly cooking, there were many issues that did come up from people that have done this. Make sure, one or a few people aren't getting slapped with all the work, make sure everyone is pitching in their fair share of money.Make sure there is a mix of people that know how to cook to ones that don't know too.
A ex-co-worker did a version of this, she had friends that loved her personal pot pies, and were willing to pay her to make some, so she got them all together and had a teaching class with them. They all gathered around the table and she showed them how to make the stew, then pie dough, to portion and roll it, all of them made 3 dozen each and shared. Each person made a different kind Chicken, Beef, Hamburger, the split the cost evenly.
Almost 15 years ago I went to Community Kitchen, where I put in $4 per person in my household and got together with a few other people who did the same, we got together a couple times, once to plan what we were going to make, 4 meals (1 soup, 1 vegetarian or close to it, and 2 meat), I ended up taking huge portions everytime, one serving turned out to be 3-4 cups of soup, and the meat courses were good for 2 meals, probably even 3 now that I eat less.
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