Is there any way to chat with moderators or other members of the community?
Yes, there is. Join The Frying Pan today!
All are welcome to stop by.
cooking.stackexchange now has a chat home on chat.stackexchange; the "chat" option is now at the top of every Q&A page.
You aren't limited to 1 room - feel free to use chat for all (sensible) cooking chat-related purposes.