"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 285
so what are the qualifications for one to be bestowed such an honour?

__________________

__________________
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2006, 10:18 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
MJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA,Wisconsin
Posts: 4,567
Send a message via Skype™ to MJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver
so what are the qualifications for one to be bestowed such an honour?
I think you have to buddy up to Alix (give her some big karma hits), and if you are from Canada you have a very good chance to be cook of the month. Grumblebee won a contest for this one though... You can also send me some money if you want in!

Congrats Grumblebee!
__________________

__________________
MJ
MJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,357
Congrats, bumblebee.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver
so what are the qualifications for one to be bestowed such an honour?
I am curious as well.
__________________
mish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
LOL, mish, the qualifications are not very stringent. Contest winners get featured, and then anyone who is of interest to our community. I get PMs about who people would like to see interviewed, and the mods offer suggestions too. Anyone who would like to be featured just PM me.

Next month look for a feature of one of our favorite former Admins...
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 01:40 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix
LOL, mish, the qualifications are not very stringent. Contest winners get featured, and then anyone who is of interest to our community. I get PMs about who people would like to see interviewed, and the mods offer suggestions too. Anyone who would like to be featured just PM me.

Next month look for a feature of one of our favorite former Admins...
If I understand your meaning -- Cook of the Month has nothing to do with members cooking submissions/sharing/input/knowledge/recipes? And, an afterthought, perhaps the announcement should fall under Community Announcements. Hey, don't ge me wrong, I've been participating sharing recipes for two years, as well as many longtime members - and just gotta wonder how the choice is made. Is there a contest for Cook of the Month? Who decides? Maybe we can have a poll? Thanks in advance.

PS I'm not here to compete, but appreciate the wealth of knowledge from all the cooks here; and don't begrudge anyone a 'title.' Think we should all have an equal opportunity as being recognized by our peers.

PPS Grumblebee, didn't mean to hijack the thread. My heartfelt congrats. When I have time, I will submit my query in appropriate forum. WAY TO GO. :-)
__________________
mish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 02:39 PM   #6
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by mish
If I understand your meaning -- Cook of the Month has nothing to do with members cooking submissions/sharing/input/knowledge/recipes? And, an afterthought, perhaps the announcement should fall under Community Announcements. Hey, don't get me wrong, I've been participating sharing recipes for two years, as well as many longtime members - and just gotta wonder how the choice is made. Is there a contest for Cook of the Month? Who decides? Maybe we can have a poll? Thanks in advance.
Mish, I think we are on the same page, but just to be clear Cook of the Month is decided by committee. The moderators make the choice from suggestions I have received. Having said that, the person we select has the option of saying "no". Not everyone I have approached has wanted to be featured in the newsletter. The people we have featured thus far are folks who have contributed regularly to our boards and whose names were suggested as being of interest to the community. Time as a member really has no bearing on the selection process. Sharing and regular posting so that folks know who you are is probably more relevant.

And as for who ultimately decides? Well I guess that would be me since I write the articles. If someone wins one of our contests, they will be featured for sure (if they want to be), and I take the suggestions I am given and send out PMs to a few people and go from there. It hasn't been any kind of formal process, we haven't had all that many newsletters yet.

So again everyone, if there is someone you would like to see featured as Cook of the Month, or if you would like to submit yourself to be interviewed (I promise to make it as painless as possible) send a PM to me.

Mish, if you would like to set up a poll that would be fine with me, I'm open to suggestions. BUT...I would hate to have anyone's feelings get hurt if they didn't get many votes.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 02:43 PM   #7
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
OK everyone forget what Alix said. The only way to be featured as the cook of the month is to cook the dish you are best know for and bring it to my house. I will supply the beer/wine/non alcoholic beverage of your choice, but you need to feed me your best dish. Then and only then can you be featured
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 02:54 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Nice try GB,

kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 03:12 PM   #9
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
It was worth a shot
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,677
Warning: If you are squeamish, faint of heart and on high blood pressure medication, please do not read this post.

I will never be , and don't want to be "Cook of the Month", because although I LOVE to eat, I hate to cook. Whew, it's good to get that off my chest. Here I am on a COOKING site (and I have been here for years) admitting that cooking is not a passion of mine. My very first post here was about a new grill I just bought and I wanted some recipe ideas. The people here were so warm and kind, before I knew it, I had to be here everyday. Sorry to all the foodies here. I have to go now. Marge is here to take me to the woodshed. If you all feel sorry for me..............karma would be a good thing.
__________________

__________________
wasabi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.