Community Clubs

Community Members are encouraged and welcome to create social opportunities within the Forest Heights Community
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Current Clubs and Community Groups in Forest Heights


Forest Heights Singles Gulping Gourmet

Organizer: Kate Besse

Hello, my name is Kate Besse. I enjoy being a 21 year resident of Forest Heights. My chocolate Lab, Benny and I love roaming the beautiful wooded trails of Forest Heights every day. I am currently working at Vinotopia  as a Prep-Cook and Hostess. Please stop by and introduce yourself!

Eighteen years ago I organized the first Forest Heights Gulping Gourmet cooking group, comprised of 15 women in the neighborhood. We met on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. It turned out to be a great success and we all looked forward to the dinners each month. Then, sixteen years ago I started Gulping Gourmet II from the waiting list. A year later, Gulping Gourmet III and IV were started. Three years ago, the fifth group was started for women 50 years old and older. Now, I am starting two new groups, open to both single women and men. Gulping Gourmet VI is designed for the 21-35 year old single members. The Gulping Gourmet VII is for single 36 year old’s and above.

Here is a little bit about the cooking club. While the host chooses the dinner theme, he/she does not have to cook (organizing the house is enough of a challenge). Once the schedule is set up, members will bring a starch, wine, appetizer, salad, vegetable, entrée, or dessert, in that order. For example, if you bring a salad in June, you’ll be bringing a vegetable in July and the entrée in August.

Some fun themes that we’ve come up with are:  February-Aphrodisiac’s, June- Wedding Reception (we wore our old bride’s maids dresses that almost fit), foods that start with an “S”, Mediterranean, Bunko & Martini’s, Green foods, Take-Out foods, Tailgater, Japanese (the hostess didn’t have a dinning room table). Then there’s the French, Italian, Low Fat, German, Spanish, etc. Be as creative as you like. You will quickly learn – it’s not about being a Master Chef, it’s about having fun!

If you are looking to meet your neighbors and enjoy entertaining, please contact me at kate@katebesse.com. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have and can put you on the GGVI or GGVII list. I will host our first dinner at my house in August, so please sign up. There will be room for 7 female and 7 male members per group.

GGVII will begin on August 18th at 6:30 pm

GGVI will begin Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Bon Appetite!


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