Free Public Meetings...

Join us at the new San Diego Central Library auditorium on the 3rd Saturday of most months of the year. Refreshments served, too!​ Click here for details of past and future public meetings, including directions to the Central Library.

Member Events...​

As a member, you can attend special member events and field trips.​​ Click here for details of future member-only events.


Join a committee to set up meetings, promote membership, organize hospitality, plan member events, or publicize upcoming meetings.​ Click here for details and sign-up.

​​NEXT: ​​Nov. 17 - "Dickens, Queen Victoria, and  Christmas in  19th Century California" - Richard Foss

Become a Member...

CHSD membership supports the public meetings and the Culinary Collection at the San Diego Central Library.  CHSD is a 501 (c) (3) organization, so membership fees is eligible as a tax deduction. 

The mission of the Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD) is to provide the public with a history of food and drink and their roles in society, both locally and worldwide. The academic combines with the popular to have broad appeal to food enthusiasts.  

Monthly presentations are open to all. ​Membership in this non-profit organization supports both CHSD activities and the culinary collection of the San Diego Public Library.