Annual German Cooking Party

Students in Deutsch Klub enjoyed classic cuisine to celebrate German culture.


Lauren Bluthardt

German Club students enjoyed their cooking party, making cultural dishes such as German Puff Pancakes.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Antioch Community High School German Club immersed themselves in one of the group’s favorite events: the annual Cooking Party. Club officers selected authentic German recipes with the help of the German Club adviser, Dani Katz. Members helped prepare the feast while enjoying German pop music.

“You learn more about the culture and lifestyle,” sophomore Anna Baker said. “Cooking the food and trying everybody’s recipes was really fun.”

While in the school’s foods room, the members bonded over well-known cultural songs and worked on team building skills by dividing jobs. The club enjoyed five authentic recipes together, ranging from rich and savory to sweet. A dish that remained a favorite throughout the night was German Club President Natalie Warnes’ recipe of “Apfel Kuchen”, apple cake. Another top contender was the “Käse Spätzle”, a German styled of mac and cheese.

Freshman club member Hayley Powers enjoyed helping prepare the Käse Spätzle, her favorite dish.

“Eating German food and spending time with some friends was a great experience,” Powers said.

The German Club’s annual cooking party wrapped up with some classic desserts that left members in excitement for the upcoming Feed My Starving Children event in March. For more information on joining the club, talk to German Club teacher and advisor Dani Katz.