Posts by Diana Ellis

Ellis has served as managing chef of UC Davis’s vegetarian line. She has launched and enjoyed dinner co-ops since 1999.

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An avid gardener and junior high science teacher, Diana Ellis runs a Garden to Plate club to get teenagers excited about eating vegetables they’ve grown themselves. She has cooked co-operatively since 1999 and is co-author, long with Alex Davis and Andy Remeis, of Dinner at Your Door.

The secret behind successful dinner co-ops

Three tips from a pro

December 15, 2008

In real estate, the secret of success is the mantra “location, location, location.”

Around the dinner co-op table, it’s “communication, communication, communication.”

Over the last 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to people throughout the country about their experiences cooking and exchanging meals with their neighbors. Everyone seems to say the same thing: Keep the lines of communication open so morale stays high and everyone is happy eating food they enjoy.

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