Signature meetings take place in community kitchens, private homes, places of worship and at our central location, the Suppers Kitchen. Meetings are conducted by Trained Peer Facilitators, and typically start with food preparation, followed by a meal and discussion of a food and health-related topic (such as blood sugar regulation or gut health). Meals are planned using whole-food ingredients and considering the needs of the group. Members are welcome to share the strategies they use to develop healthy habits. Meetings typically last two hours. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about our Signature Meetings.
How do I figure out which meeting is right for me?
Please check out Our Calendar. If you're new to the program, you may want to consider an Introduction to Suppers Workshop, which are held monthly. You may also explore different meetings. Registration is required, as careful planning and preparation goes into each meeting.
How much does it cost?
That depends on the menu, but the price covers the cost of groceries and can be up to $25.
What kind of food is on the menu?
At Suppers, we cook with whole, fresh food. Some meetings are designed around a specific eating style (such as vegan). Others are designed around health topics and the menu includes foods that are supportive of those health concerns. In general, there are no gluten grains or processed sugars, and dairy foods are limited.
What if I don't know how to cook?
Join us, because many people learn how to cook at our meetings. We will meet you where you are and you can learn step-wise how to prepare a delicious meal.
What if I have certain food restrictions, sensitivities or allergies?
When you register, you'll be able to indicate food allergies, sensitivities or restrictions.
Will Suppers help me solve my health problems?
Suppers is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. We provide a supportive community and the opportunity to develop healthy food habits.
What does "no commercial messages" mean?
Promotion of any products or services, by facilitators or members, is not allowed.
What if I want to attend a Suppers meeting, but I don’t live in the area?
Currently, most of our meetings are located in Central New Jersey, with some available outside of this region. Check out Our Calendar for meeting locations.
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
In order to receive a refund, notice of cancellation is required more than 72 hours prior to the event start time. (Please note, refunds are processed at the end of each month.) If you are unable to attend an event that you have registered for, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For your convenience, you will receive a confirmation email upon completion of registration, as well as a reminder email four days prior to the event.