Hey all!

Bree here, CAFE’s Student Liaison (self-decreed Mascot), letting everyone know that I’ve been working hard this morning to update this page for all of our new members! There’s still a lot of work to go, but all should be well by the end of today.

You may notice that under the Upcoming Events page, everything is “[TBA]”! Planning is underway, but needs your help! Feel free to submit ideas to our Facebook Page and/or through Email (cafe.gmu@gmail.com)! You can even keep an eye on our Pinterest boards and use them for idea inspiration (it’s what we do)!

Also note that our first cooking class with Chef Peter, originally scheduled for March 8, has been postponed. Chef Peter had an unfortunate run-in with a can that day, in which the can won. These things do happen in the kitchen, but they also serve as a reminder for new students to mind all safety precautions. Keep an eye out for the new date, and let us know if you are no longer able to make the class once it has been announced. Priority will be given to those who made the initial list on March 8, but we’ll need to know asap if you can not make the new date so that we can invite someone else to fill your spot. Thanks for your patience!

Lastly, I’d like to simply welcome all of our new members! You guys are what make this club what it is and I hope to get the opportunity to work with all of you in the near future (assuming I’m not crushed under the weight of my class readings first). I’m usually hanging out online while I work, so feel free to ask questions/send suggestions at ANY time. Really. I’m pretty much only unavailable during class hours. The other officers and older members will also chime in when they can, which might be different hours, so either way you should be able to get a fairly quick response. Also, if you see us around don’t feel hesitant to say hello! I love meeting you all!

That should conclude everything I need to say here. Thank you all for reading, cooking, and laughing with us! We’re all about fun and accessible cooking and I hope we can continue to bring this to you over a long period of time!

~Bree Dalrymple

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Chili Success!

Officers John Reynolds, Annie Nguyen, Bree Dalrymple, and Brynna Youmans collect donations for the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter at George Mason University

Congratulations were given to CAFE-GMU this January for their “Chili When It’s Chilly” event, which collected $300.00 for the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter to give to residents as gas cards. From Shelter Houses, Inc:

Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter would like to thank Cafe GMU for their Chili when It’s Chilly event, when they raised $300.00. They have purchased gas cards and delivered those to KHFS last week. We truly appreciate it, as gas cards help our residents in being able to drive to their job interviews and search for housing.

We made two types of chili — Texas Beef and Vegan — for this chilly winter season. With the outstanding help of Southside’s Chef Peter, we were able to use a charcoal grill on the North Plaza to keep our chili warm all afternoon. We collected donations, but gave chili to all who asked. It is truly amazing how much every penny counts, as many of our donations came from the spare change of students. So we, CAFE-GMU, extend our thanks and congratulations to the community of George Mason University for making this event the extraordinary success that it was!

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Make Mason Day GOURMET

Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48AAA62CA75-mason

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Southside rocks the valentines day meal

I have NEVER had a good piece of steak in SouthSide…. Until today.  The double-mealplan swipe is worth it.  The flavor is good.  I asked for the smallest portion just to try it, and it was cooked almost to well done (just beyond medium well) but larger pieces will be cooked a little less (Which is mmmm tastier).  Tender, juicy, delicious.  Definitely worth it.  Bravo, Mason Dining.

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Spring 2012 Newsletter!

Spring 2012 Newsletter – Updated 2

Hey Everyone! Take a look at our February / Spring Newsletter! It has all our tentative events and the tentative times for our cooking classes with Chef Peter!

Happy reading, and Live Long and Eat Well!

– Abby

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Gourmet Pizza, CAFE-style

Come and enjoy!

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Upcoming Events for Fall 2011

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Guest-chef coming to Mason!

… and she’s teaching a cooking class on November 10th 5-7PM!!  (See details below)

Mason Dining is bringing Chef Mai Pham of the Lemongrass Restaurant in Sacramento, California to Mason on November 10th.  Here’s a teaser of what’s tentatively planned:


Southside – Without Boundaries (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

  • Wok action station:  Spicy Pho broth (Chicken Pho and Thai green curry mixture), Chicken Pho Broth and Vegetable Pho broth
  • Entree Station:  Thai Green Curry Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Lemongrass Tofu and Cucumber Salad.
  • Dessert:  Coconut Ice Cream

Johnson Center – Center Stage: (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

  1. DVD and Chef Mai talking about her cuisines
  2. Demonstration of the Shrimp Spring Roll and passing out samples
  3. Meet and greet with some of GMU VIP’s and students and book signing – delicious samples: Shrimp Spring Rolls.


Southside – Without Boundaries (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

  • Wok station: Cafe GMU Cooking class – 12 students, plus a maximum of 12 spectators:
    • Shrimp Spring Rolls
    • Thai Green Curry Shrimp with Kabocha Squash on Jasmine Rice
  • Entree Station: Carmel Braised Pork, Shrimp Spring Rolls (Salad Spring Rolls), Thai Green Curry Shrimp, Jasmine Rice, Special vegetable stir fry.
  • Dessert:  Coconut Ice Cream
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Signups for October 17th cooking class are live

Signup here. Class is 4:45PM-7PM at Southside on Monday October 17th.  We’ll be learning how to cook healthier 🙂  No experience necessary… come, join!

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Signup for Cooking Class is live!

The signup form is available here for our “Date Night Dinner” class with Executive Chef Peter Schoebel on Monday September 26th 5-7PM.

The deadline to register is Thursday September 22nd, 11PM.

We had a fantastic time at the first class!  Looking forward to the rest 😀

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