How It Works

The UConn Alumni Cooking Club will connect through a private forum where all participants can check out our monthly themed recipes, share their kitchen successes (and failures), and take part in an active, ongoing virtual discussion all about cooking!

The Cooking Club will explore a new cuisine or cooking topic once a month. Participants will be encouraged to try cooking a few recipes themselves and share their experiences!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be any in-person meetings of the Cooking Club?

No, the Cooking Club will be entirely online and discussions will take place on our text-based forum. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient for you.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is absolutely free! You’ll have to get your own ingredients but we won’t ask you to share any food beyond pictures.

How do Cooking Club discussions work on the forum?

The Cooking Club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. Each month, the moderator will share recipes connected to that month’s theme, as well as other cooking questions, resources, challenges, and conversation-starters. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well! This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for everyone to connect with each other through the forum.

How do I make a forum profile?

We're using a private forum to host the virtual Cooking Club so it's easy to connect with fellow alumni. During our sign-up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the sign-up, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!

What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the Cooking Club?

Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is an online community management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. We are teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for alumni, faculty and staff. You can check out their website at if you want to see more of what they do.

I've already signed up. How do I log in?

If you are already a member, you can click the login button above.

What if my question isn't answered?

Feel free to send an email to and we'll be happy to help.