About Culinary Society


Welcome to the Columbia Culinary Society! Dedicated to the arts of Food, Drink, and the Good Life, the society was founded in the fall of 1998 in order to espouse awareness and campus-wide appreciation of the culinary arts. We strive to educate and enhance the quality of student life through social opportunities, volunteer work, educational forums, and collaborations with other student groups and off-campus organizations.

In the past, we’ve held tastings that have included cheese, chocolate, tea, cake, and soup as well as group demonstrations that have ranged from making tarts to braising meats. We offer regular cooking classes that all Columbia students are welcome to attend and organize dining trips to some of New York’s finest restaurants.

The Culinary Society blog was founded in the summer of 2010 by President Matt Powell.  Since the fall of 2016, Katherine Leak and Jessica Joyce have been the blog editors.  The blog features a variety of series covering unique topics such as neighborhood profiles, vegetarian and vegan eateries, international posts from students participating in Study Abroad, dorm friendly cooking recipes, and other topics that interest and appeal to the student body.  Additionally, the blog stays true to its roots in the Culinary Society by posting reminders and photos of the society’s on- and off-campus events.


We hope to see you soon!  Check out our photos below of past Culinary events and Executive Boards!

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2 thoughts on “About Culinary Society”

  1. Hello my name is Camille McCallister and I am a visiting student who is interested in the culinary arts. How can I join your organization? Thank you

  2. hello my name is Leialani Escalanti and i am currently a high school student searching for a College/university that offers an education in the Culinary Arts. Is your program the same as going to a Culinary School/institute?

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