Meal Meeting

What’s a Meal Meeting?


It’s the brainchild of Keith Hutchings.  He put it to President Dean and VP Education Peter a month ago and got the go ahead.  He was Toastmaster for Meeting #1062 and steered us through three stages of the meeting.  In each stage six members gave a 3 minute speech in which they spoke about the food they had prepared for the meeting.  At the end of each stage we sampled their offerings.  It was a wonderful meeting and we had wonderful food.

Look at the display below  On the left you will read a list of the members who presented speeches about their food and a brief statement of what it was.

To the right you will see a Rotator which shows them making their descriptions.  Some of them picked up the container and exhibited it.

We have had previous meetings which had wonderful meals at the end, but this is the first in this innovative format.  It wont be the last.


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Ilija – Croatian Squid
Lizzie – Hot mushrooms & bacon
Caroline – Tuna Casserole
Dave – Cornish pastie
Eileen – Malaysian satay
Peter C – Nepalese Dhat bhat

Peter L  – Fairy bread
Andrew M  – Octopus & olives
Rob –  Seafood platter (with rhyming doggerel)
Scott  – Green salad
Carla  – Flower seeds

Eloise  – Chocolate cake
Louise  – Brownies
Raif  – Strawberries & cream
Tracey  – 21 ingredient dressing
Keith  – Pineapple cake
Colin  – Curry (if he could have!)

Bill – Timing
Shona  – Visitor care
David  – Photos
Sunil  – Rejoined



  1. Avatar for Carla van Raay Carla van Raay on April 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    It was a meeting extraordinaire, where we learnt more about each other and about foods from other countries, other times and were fortunate enough to get a full taste of every different dish. We want to do it again. Nothing more congenial and more informative than this kind of meeting.

  2. Avatar for Shona Hutchings Shona Hutchings on April 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed this Toastmasters meeting . It was a lot of fun and a great way to learn more about our members and their backgrounds and heritage . Well done everyone and great idea Keith Hutchings !

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