Mezz -- it looks like this is one time when we may have to separate the "pros" from the "amateurs." :( 'Coz from the poll choices, it looks like you're asking about the kind of group where people who love to cook and to eat get together just to do that, with progressive dinners and that sort of thing. Those are serious about what they do, but still very, very different from the professional organizations some of us belong to: ACF, US Pastry Alliance, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Roundtable for Foodservice Professionals, etc. etc. even American Institute for Wine and Food. These groups are more for networking and education, and not so much for casual fun (although conventions can be a blast! :beer: :talk: :beer: :talk: :chef: )
Like CC, some folks in the business definitely DO get together and cook just for fun. Not sure you'd call that a "club," though.
I kind of wish I could do that with some of my "civilian" friends -- but they're always saying they'd be scared to cook for/with me. :cry:
"Notorious stickler" -- The New York Times, January 4, 2004