Grinnell Alumni and Community Cookbook

In the four years that each Grinnellian spends on campus, they share approximately 3,000 meals with friends, classmates, teammates, faculty, staff, host families, or others in the Grinnell community. Think back to your time on campus, whether you dined in Quad, Cowles, or the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, and the ways your relationships with your community and this very place took shape and grew around those tables. Beyond the commencement stage, we Grinnellians continue to gather to share a meal and foster these relationships and communities. From a workday lunch, to a dinner party or summer potluck picnic, there’s something special about the way we hold space for and support our relationships with each other.

In celebration of the ways that Grinnellians welcome each other to the table, we hope you will join in the Alumni Council’s project to publish an alumni and community cookbook! Please consider submitting one or more of your favorite recipes. Recipes will be accepted through March 1, 2019 and cookbooks will be printed in early summer, available for purchase at the bookstore and online.

Bon appétit!

Ann Poor Cary ’81


How do I submit a recipe?

Submit your recipe by completing this online web form. This also allows you to keep any original recipe cards in your possession without having to physically replicate them.

Who can submit a recipe?

This cookbook is a celebration of the ways food ties Grinnellians together with each other and their Grinnell experience. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, host families, and anyone else who shares a meal with a Grinnellian is welcome to share a recipe.

What information will I need to provide for my recipe?

Please plan to include the ingredient list, measurements, and full cooking instructions. View an example recipe and review the recipe submission form linked above to verify that you have all the important information!

How many recipes can I submit?

Please feel free to submit as many recipes as you would like. However, we suggest that you prioritize those that have greater meaning, or a Grinnell-related history.

When will the books be available?

Our goal is to have the first round of cookbooks be available in time for Reunion 2019.

Where do I get one?

We are partnering with the Grinnell Bookstore to carry the cookbooks. Once the cookbooks are ready, the bookstore will have them on hand in Grinnell and available for purchase online.

What do I do if I need help?

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or 866-850-1846, and ask for Anna Halpin-Healy ’13 or Dan Say.