Featured Student Org: Eats and Treats

Hawkeye Hacks is excited to share our first #featuredstudentorg of 2019!


Check out our interview with Eats and Treats Director of Sessions, Lucy Dent, below!

What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any nicknames or abbreviations?

Our organization is Eats and Treats, and we often go by EATs.


What is the purpose/mission of your organization?

The purpose of our organization is to create a space where all students feel welcome to come share a love for food and cooking. No prior cooking experience is needed, and new members are always welcome.


What days/times does your organization typically meet? Do you have any upcoming/recurring events you would like to be made known?

EAT usually meets about every other Sunday in two different sessions from 5:15-6:15 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM, that way members can come at a time that works better for them. We will be having an info meeting today at 6 p.m., and then our first two sessions will be February 10th and 24th.

Why did you personally get involved with this organization? What makes you passionate about this organization?

I personally got involved with this club because I love to cook, and I joined my freshman year while living in the dorms and wanting the chance for homemade meals on Sunday, to make campus feel more like home. Additionally, I didn’t have a lot of experience cooking before, and this club has given me several recipes that I’m able to remake on my own.

“I really like Eats and Treats because it’s a wonderful way to meet people from very different majors while making and eating good food.” – Kaylee Kirpes

“I got involved with Eats and Treats because I have a life-long passion for cooking. I have met people through Eats and Treats I wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t gotten involved. Eats and Treats is a great way to meet people from different majors all while sharing a great meal.” – Reina Adams


What social media does your organization utilize? 

We have a Facebook page, which is run mostly by the lovely Megan Smith.

If a student is interested in joining this organization, how should they go about it/who should they contact? Can you join at any time during the year? 

If a student would like to join, they can reach out to me, at lucy-dent@uiowa.edu, or other exec members to find out our session dates and/or get added to our list of people to contact for each session. New members are always welcome! All that they’ll have to do is sign a waiver informing them about basic kitchen safety, and pay a small fee to cover our grocery expenses for the semester.


Is there anything else you would like to share? 

Again, new and returning members are always welcome! This is a low maintenance club, where members don’t have to attend each session to still be a part of the club, but we highly encourage people to come as much as they can. It’s a fantastic way to meet people and get good food while doing so. We look forward to seeing people each session!


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