Club Spotlights: Culinary Diplomacy and Waffles
Culinary Diplomacy Club
Half a dozen Techies, aprons on, gather in a kitchen large enough for half that number, while several more sit at a table kneading pasta dough, which is beige only because no blue food coloring was in reach. The group in the kitchen is 10% making soup, and 90% discussing the merits of various cooking methods and their preferences of gourds. There is definitely nobody eating the pasta while half of it has not yet been cooked.
This is the Culinary Diplomacy Club, and if you have opinions on cooking, want to hang out and make food once a week, or are sick of Chartwells, the Mountain Springs study lounge at 4:30 pm on Saturdays just might be the place for you.
If you know the right people, there is a group of which you may hear spoken in hushed tones in deserted parts of campus on a quiet, chilly night: Waffle Club.
Waffle Club, once one of the largest and most well-known clubs on campus, disbanded in 2014, after a failed transfer of leadership following the graduation of Wafflemeister Jesse Crawford. It served waffles outside Fidel at 10:30 pm on Thursday nights, and was also known for hosting the Waffle Rave, a semesterly event coinciding with 49er’s and Spring Fling. These days, however, mentions of the club are rare, and most students with firsthand experience are no longer with us.
But perhaps things could be different… that is, if any student is brave enough to take on the challenge of restoring Waffle Club to its former glory.
(Find me at my office in Fidel 168 if you want to know more about Waffle Club.)