Cooking Club Themes

~ More than 85 unique themes ~

Hosting your own Cooking Club, or throwing a dinner party? Planning the menu can be the most fun part – but challenging too! Here are some theme ideas to get you started… Do you have a great theme to contribute? Leave a comment!

Alphabetical:
All About the Vessel (Amy P.)
American Regional
Appetizers (Amy P.)
Apples (Amy P.)
Are you Chicken?? (Page D.)
Assigned Ingredients (Teha K.)
Back to Basics: Cooking Techniques
Big Phat Greek Menu (Teha K.)
“Black Thai” Oscar Night (Teha K.)
Brunch (Emily L.)
Cajun/Louisiana (Josie M.)
Casual Summer Dishes (Jenny S.)
Catalonia (Melissa D.)
Charleston/Low Country Cooking (Jenny S.)
Cinco de Mayo (Jenny S.)
Citrus (Sarah C.)
Clean Eats (Page D.)
Comfort Foods (Josie M.)
Cookies and Appetizers (Lana P.)
Cooking Club Meets 20th Century American Literature (Lana P.)
Cuatro du Octobre (Jenny S.)
Decade Dishes
Desserts from Marthastewart.com (Sarah C.)
Dim Sum (Emily L.)
Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful (Teha K.)
Easter Lunch (Josie M.)
Eat Your Veggies (and Other Healthier Stuff) (Amy P.)
Fall (Jenny S.)
Fall Appetizers (Jenny S.)
Fall: Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkins (Josie M. & Amy P.)
Farmer’s Market: Rainbow
Featured Ingredients (Page D.)
Finger Foods (Jenny S.)
Food on a Stick (Josie M.)
Geek Out with Greek Yogurt (Allison D.)
German (Page D.)
Ginger (Sarah C.)
Going Green (Amy P.)
Greek (Emily L., Josie M.)
Green Eggs and Ham (Crazy, Trendy, Healthy Ingredients) (Amy P.)
Grilling (Josie M.; Amy P.)
Hanukkah
Hawaiian Luau
High Tea (Sarah C., Emily L.)
Holiday, New Year, and New Beginnings (Emily L.)
Holiday Treat (Cookie) Exchange (Sarah C.)
Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairings
Honey (Josie M.)
Impromptu Dinner (Melissa D.)
Indian & Pakistani (Melissa D.)
Italian (Jenny S.)
Japanese (Sarah C.)
Korean (Page D.)
Light Spring Dishes (Sarah C.)
Love Edibly (Lana P.)
Mediterranean Tapas (Teha K.)
Mexican (Teha K.)
Mexican Fiesta (Jenny S.)
New Year’s Foods (Melissa D.)
Night at the Spa (Page D.)
Nostalgia: A Fresh Take on our Very First Menu (Sarah C.)
October’s Farmer Market Delights (Emily L.)
Pizza (Sarah C.)
Pumpkin (Teha K.)
Silk Road Party Buffet (Melissa D.)
Soup & Appetizers (Josie M.)
Soup’s On
Southern (Josie M.)
Southwestern (Teha K.)
Spanish Tapas
Springtime Street Food Festival
Summer Dishes (Sarah C.)
Summer Picnic (Emily L.)
Summer Salads
Superbowl Sunday Pre-Game Brunch (Teha K.)
Tailgating (Josie M.)
Take a Step Back in Time (Page D.)
Thai
Thanksgiving (Amy P.)
Thanksgiving Inspiration (Sarah C.)
Tried and True Favorites (Allison D.)
Tuscan Cooking Club (Jenny S.)
Vegetarian (Sarah C.)
Vietnamese (Lana P.)
What to Eat When I Grow Up (More Adult Versions of Childhood Favorites) (Lana P.)
Winter

 

American Cuisines:
American Regional
Cajun/Louisiana (Josie M.)
Charleston/Low Country Cooking (Jenny S.)
Hawaiian Luau
Southern (Josie M.)
Southwestern (Teha K.)

Ethnic and Regional Cuisines:
Big Phat Greek Menu (Teha K.)
“Black Thai” Oscar Night (Teha K.)
Catalonia (Melissa D.)
Cinco de Mayo (Jenny S.)
Dim Sum (Emily L.)
German (Page D.)
Greek (Emily L., Josie M.)
Indian & Pakistani (Melissa D.)
Italian (Jenny S.)
Japanese (Sarah C.)
Korean (Page D.)
Mediterranean Tapas (Teha K.)
Mexican (Teha K.)
Mexican Fiesta (Jenny S.)
Silk road Party Buffet (Melissa D.)
Spanish Tapas
Springtime Street Food Festival
Thai
Tuscan Cooking Club (Jenny S.)
Vietnamese (Lana P.)

Holidays:
Cinco de Mayo (Jenny S.)
Easter Lunch (Josie M.)
Hanukkah
Holiday, New Year, and New Beginnings (Emily L.)
Holiday Treat (Cookie) Exchange (Sarah C.)
New Year’s Foods (Melissa D.)
Superbowl Sunday Pre-Game Brunch (Teha K.)
Thanksgiving (Amy P.)
Thanksgiving Inspiration (Sarah C.)
Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairings

Ingredient-Based:
Apples (Amy P.)
Are You Chicken?? (Page D.)
Assigned Ingredients (Teha K.)
Citrus (Sarah C.)
Eat Your Veggies (and Other Healthier Stuff) (Amy P.)
Fall: Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkins (Josie M. & Amy P.)
Featured Ingredients (Page D.)
Geek Out with Greek Yogurt (Allison D.)
Ginger (Sarah C.)
Green Eggs and Ham (Crazy, Trendy, Healthy Ingredients) (Amy P.)
Honey (Josie M.)
Pumpkin (Teha K.)
Vegetarian (Sarah C.)

Seasonal:
Casual Summer Dishes (Jenny S.)
Fall (Jenny S.)
Fall Appetizers (Jenny S.)
Fall: Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkins (Josie M.)
Farmer’s Market: Rainbow
Light Spring Dishes (Sarah C.)
October’s Farmer Market Delights (Emily L.)
Summer Dishes (Sarah C.)
Summer Picnic (Emily L.)
Summer Salads
Winter

Misc:
All About the Vessel (Amy P.)
Appetizers (Amy P.)
Back to Basics: Cooking Techniques
Brunch (Emily L.)
Clean Eats (Page D.)
Comfort Foods (Josie M.)
Cooking Club Meets 20th Century American Literature (Lana P.)
Cookies and Appetizers (Lana P.)
Cuatro du Octobre (Jenny S.)
Decade Dishes
Desserts from Marthastewart.com (Sarah C.)
Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful (Teha K.)
Farmer’s Market: Rainbow
Finger Foods (Jenny S.)
Food on a Stick (Josie M.)
Going Green (Amy P.)
Grilling (Josie M.; Amy P.)
High Tea (Sarah C., Emily L.)
Impromptu Dinner (Melissa D.)
Love Edibly (Lana P.)
Night at the Spa (Page D.)
Nostalgia: A Fresh Take on our Very First Menu (Sarah C.)
Pizza (Sarah C.)
Soup & Appetizers (Josie M.)
Soup’s On
Tailgating (Josie M.)
Take a Step Back in Time (Page D.)
Tried and True Favorites (Allison D.)
What to Eat When I Grow Up (More Adult Versions of Childhood Favorites) (Lana P.)

 

Themes are attributed to the hostess who created them. Themes with no attributed names are my own.

Comments

  1. Niki Sage says

    I recently hosted a cooking party with the theme, “Peaceful Foods.” Members had to bring something from one of Forbes’ top 10 most peaceful countries. It was opposite another theme of “Dangerous Foods,” from the world’s most dangerous countries. Both parties were amazing!

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