Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin,
Stanislaus & Tuolumne Counties

 About CCDOA Events





CCDOA gathers monthly in 

Spring and Fall for events 

we call D.O.Gs 


Cooking is optional....

eating is mandatory 




What’s a D.O.G.? 

D.O.G. = Dutch Oven Gathering.

A D.O.G. is simply an event where people gather to cook in their dutch ovens, eat, share recipes and techniques. You don’t even have to cook, showing up is a great way to learn the art of dutch oven cooking. There is always too much food, and we love to share with anyone willing to eat!




What to bring (all are optional):


  • Appetites of all sizes
  • Dutch Ovens
  • Cooking table or platform. Always check to see what’s ok
  • Charcoal. Bring extra, someone always needs more
  • Charcoal chimney
  • Ash bucket. Pack in pack out
  • Lighter
  • Your recipe and copies to share
  • Ingredients
  • Drinks
  • Plate’s cups, utensils
  • Chairs
  • Canopy
  • Weather related items