Give back to your community & join our Hosts this weekend!

We love that our Hosts want to grow their community while also
giving back to it!

This week we have 3 upcoming gatherings supporting Miry's List - a non-profit that provides a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the things they need to get started in their new lives - from diapers to beds to cleaning supplies and toiletries.

Take a look below and save your seat now to support your neighbors (bring a friend, too) before they're full!


Kitchen Table Spotlight:

Want to support Miry's List but can't attend any of the dinners above? Hit reply to this email and we'll share how you can participate in our summer campaign!

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You can join a Kitchen Table for less than $15!

We love that our Hosts are eager to make building community as accessible as possible!

From a collaborative morning with entrepreneurs, to supporting local non-profits, to learning meditation techniques, to story telling shows, you can experience so many gatherings for less than $15.

Take a look below and save your seat now (bring a friend, too)
before they're full!


Kitchen Table Spotlight:

Hosts Stella, Cara, Beny and Meeti are teaming up with Ladies Get Paid to hold a very special 3-part dinner series on Kitchen Table App focusing on self-care, health and wellness, and body positivity. Open the app now to save your seat - Stella already sold out!

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See what our hosts are cooking up this week (including NYC!)

We love meeting new communities,
so we lined up a Happy Hour this week!

Please join us at Cross Campus Pasadena
for a Free Happy Hour Friday at 3:30pm!
We will have drinks, bites, and great people to meet.

Feel free to bring a friend - can't wait to meet you!🍹


Kitchen Table Host Spotlight:

Host Lindsay and her neighbors gathered on Sunday for a fundraiser Kitchen Table to write letters to their Senators about causes that matter and shared ice cold margaritas, as well!

(If you missed it, be sure to "follow" Lindsay in the app so you'll be notified for her next gathering!)

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Join us in Santa Monica for a Free Happy Hour 🍹🌊

Hi Westsiders,
 We're in your neighborhood!

Please join us at Cross Campus Santa Monica
for a Free Happy Hour this afternoon!
We will have drinks, bites, and great people to meet.

Feel free to bring a friend - can't wait to meet you!🍹

Curious what else is happening on Kitchen Table App this week? Click here.


Kitchen Table Host Spotlight:

Host Kylie teamed up with sommelier Natalie for a wine tasting on her pool deck, and comedy show in her living room!
Friends, neighbors, and newcomers shared a memorable evening of delicious wines and hilarious comedy.
(If you missed it, be sure to reserve your seat for next month's wine + comedy show!)

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Psst! We're hiring a summer intern.
Is that you or someone you know?
Hit reply and let's have coffee.☕️

Pssst!  Don't forget to add kelly@kitchentableapp.com to your Contacts,
so we can stay in touch once a week.

👋Let's meet IRL

We're popping up at the Arts District Block Party this Sunday, and we have a treat for you! Stop by our table to say hi and our users will get a little gift of appreciation from us.

PS: We're hiring a summer intern. Is that you or someone you know?
Hit reply and let's have coffee.☕️

Curious what else is happening this week on Kitchen Table App? Click here.


Kitchen Table Host Spotlight:

Hosts Devin and Sonia shared an authentic Guatemalan meal al fresco with friends and locals in Montecito Heights. Guests practiced Spanish at our second bilingual Kitchen Table.

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Pssst!  Don't forget to add kelly@kitchentableapp.com to your Contacts,
so we can stay in touch once a week.

🎉Calling all female entrepreneurs!

Our community is filled with smart women (just like you!) who want to connect. This week, our founder, Kelly, is hosting her monthly Speaker Series Brunch, and new host Elizabeth is connecting entrepreneurs over her unique style of networking and drinks.  Both are co-ed, so all are welcome!🥂

Ready to meet a new group of connected locals?
Bring a friend - we can't wait to meet you too.

Curious what else is happening on Kitchen Table App this week? Click here.


We loved meeting so many of you at Entity Mag's Love Yourself Summit!

Write us at hello@kitchentableapp.com and say 👋 if you met our 🐶, Lady Bug!

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Psst! We're hiring a summer intern. Is that you or someone you know?
Hit reply and let's have coffee.☕️

Meet us in the puppy corner🐶

This Saturday, July 7th, we're hosting a table at
EntityMag's all Women's Love Yourself Summit in Los Angles 💕
Drop by to meet the team and our amazing female hosts and chefs who inspire and empower us every day to connect with others in meaningful ways.

p.s. there will be a puppy corner, so bring your pup! (we're bringing ours!) 🐶

Curious what else is happening on Kitchen Table App this week? Click here.

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Our kick-off dinner for our Summer-long Fundraising Dinner Series with Miry's List was such a special night.

Email kylie@kitchentableapp.com to host your own fundraising dinner!

And the cook-off winner is...🍝🍍🍣

Eight chefs competed in our second cook-off!

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We had so much fun watching our chefs race the clock, and tasting their delicious creations!

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Winner
Judge's Choice
Chef Raina!

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Winner
Audience's Choice
Chef Cedric!

Thank you to our special guest judges, Karl Hess from the comedy podcast "Yelling About Pâté" and Sarkis Vartanian from the Arts District's Daily Dose Cafe for taste-testing all of the food and picking your favorite dish.
 

Thank you to our neighborhood friends who donated our fabulous prizes:
New School of Cooking Pasadena, Imperfect Produce, Bread Lounge, BlueCut Aprons, Milk and Eggs, Tobox, Arts District Brewing, Moga Now LA, YogaGals, Cara's Kitchen, Ingrid Clay, DK Donuts and Incrediwhip.

Did you take photos you'd like to share?
Reply to this email with your pics and we may feature you on Instagram!

Check Out Our Cook-Off Photo Album 

Read more here.

We're hosting a free cook-off this Sat!👩🏻‍🍳🍅🍳

Join 10 cooks & 30 fans for free!

Back by popular demand, 10 chefs & home cooks will be competing in our friendly cooking contest - and you can taste their creations!

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Join us at the Pasadena New School of Cooking this Saturday,
June 16 @ 11:00am!

Imperfect Produce is providing a surprise box of fruits and veggies to our competitors, who have 1 hour to create a dish live in front of you!

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Your job? Eat for free and vote on your favorite dish.

There will be prizes, giveaways, and more!

Bring a friend, or two, or three!

It's going to be a fun afternoon of friendly competition and delicious surprises. We hope to see you there!

Read more here.

These 3 tips are all you need to host a successful get-together

Gearing up for summer get togethers?

Here are 3 tips for a successful event:

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1. Pick a theme surrounding what you are passionate about.

Are you a traveler? Host a simple gathering where you serve dishes from your favorite places traveled, and invite those who are interested in learning more about your travels!

Love to speak a foreign language? Host a dinner where the rules are simple: no English allowed!

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2. Keep it simple!

The best meals revolve around great company and conversation. Let the food be the vehicle to make that happen. 

Are you a taco connoisseur? Make a DIY taco bar, and be sure to invite your most social (and taco-loving) friends!

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3. What brings you around the table?

You can host more than dinner on Kitchen Table. 

Invite your friends, neighbors, and new friends over for game night, a cooking or baking demo or workshop, yoga or meditation, book club, and so much more!

Whatever your community loves to gather together for, we're into it!

Are you interested in hosting, but need an extra boost of support?

Come to our free host workshop.

Unicorn Donuts and Eat Drink Vegan🦄🍩

We had so much fun at Eat Drink Vegan!

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Kylie, Kelly, Lindsay and Mollie from the Kitchen Table team loved meeting thousands of vegans from all across the country who went to Eat Drink Vegan at the Rosebowl this past weekend.

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Were you there too and tried one of our magical vegan unicorn donuts? Check out our Facebook album of fun photos from our events!

Read more here.

We'll have unicorn donuts at Eat Drink Vegan!🌈🍩

Going to Eat Drink Vegan this Saturday? So are we!

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We'll be at the Rose Bowl this Saturday, May 26, selling these totally
Instagram-worthy vegan unicorn donuts made by our Kitchen Table user, Celine, from Karma Bakery.

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And this too-cute Kitchen Table App canvas tote custom-made by our friends at Blue Cut Apron (jumping Mollie not included).

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Finally, the Kitchen Table team will be rocking limited-edition
Kitchen Table + Eat Drink Vegan t-shirts that you can only get at the festival!

Read more here.

It's the perfect week to give Kitchen Table a try: from Yogi Feasts to Kombucha Classes to Photography Workshops, there's something for everyone!

Have you heard? We're collaborating with Miry's List!

Miry's List provides a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the things that they need to get started in their new lives – from diapers to beds to cleaning supplies and toiletries.

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If you're interested in participating or learning more about our collaboration, write us at hello@kitchentableapp.com!

Read more here.

Here's what people are saying about their Kitchen Table experiences

Reviews have been pouring in and we can't help but share a few of our favorites!

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"This app is so great for meeting new people -- way better than Tinder if you're single. But seriously, there is no better way to take a moment out of every day life and connect over food..." - DiscoMondays

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"Restaurants are so 20th century, in comparison to the app that brings you into people's homes to learn, live, make friends, and more importantly -- eat."
- SustainKay

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"I just posted my first event to this app and was so impressed with the user experience. I'm even more impressed and excited about the concept itself - the idea of bringing people together around food, the metaphor of the kitchen table, and the white space to customize each meal. Everyone should be using this app to host old friends, meet new ones and make and eat great food in the process."
- SeasonedCritic

Read more here.

CBD elixirs, salsa-making and salsa dancing make this Cinco de Mayo one you won't want to miss

Salsa your way through the week with Host Cara at her
Taco Tuesday on May 8!

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Host and Holistic Health Coach, Cara from @caraskitchen, holds monthly plant-based dinners + Q&A with a special co-host about health, food, and beyond.

She's hit her stride in the Kitchen Table community by co-hosting with those in her field who she admires, and engages in face-to-face conversations over what she's passionate about while enjoying a great meal!

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Cara says, "You will not regret coming to my meal! It's like fusing dinner with your bestie in an intimate setting with all of the perks of dining out - great food and no dishes! And don't be afraid to come alone. Most of my guests arrive solo, and it's pretty likely they leave with a new friend!"

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Join Cara and her vegan dietitian co-host, Katie, on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30pm in DTLA. They'll be serving CBD elixirs, a multi-course organic taco dinner, performing a cooking demo, hosting a Q&A, and if all ends well: cap off the night of salsa-making with salsa dancing!
 

Read more here.

Introducing Our Follow Host Feature

You Can Follow a Host & Be the First to Find Out About Their Upcoming Meal

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Are you a big fan of one of our Hosts and want to be sure you don't miss out on their next gathering?

Did you attend a meal, have a great time, and can't wait for the next one?

Our "Follow Host" feature is perfect for you! 

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Click on any Host and tap the "Follow Host" button so you receive a notification whenever they post a new meal. That way, in just 2 quick clicks, you can save your seat to their next gathering before it fills up!

Read more here.

Diner Melissa Found Her Roommate At A Kitchen Table

True Story:
I Found My Roommate By Dining With Kitchen Table App!

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Meet Melissa, a regular diner on Kitchen Table App. She recently moved from New York City to LA for work, and has found that Kitchen Table App is her favorite way to meet new friends and make genuine connections.

Melissa's first Kitchen Table App was our Friendsgiving in November. She came to another, and another... and by the third Kitchen Table, she found her new roommate!

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Melissa says: "I love that the app allows me to meet new people who have a strong interest in cooking and enjoying the social aspect that comes with cooking, prepping, and enjoying a meal. I've met so many great people and felt like I was surrounded by family at Kitchen Table events. The app creates a feeling of community--something which has helped me avoid feeling lonely in an otherwise spread out city."

Read more here.

Our Host Kylie Paid For Her Trip Abroad By Having Dinner With Friends

True Story:
Hosting With Kitchen Table App Paid For My Trip Abroad!

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Kylie has a podcast and is one of our Kitchen Table App Hosts. She and her boyfriend really wanted to travel to South Korea to visit family and experience cherry blossom season.

She first attended the Kitchen Table Host Workshop (it's free!), learned how to host and price each meal, then hosted 6 Kitchen Tables at her place and saved enough money to fund her trip!

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Kylie says: "After hosting at Kitchen Table's Foodies & Tastemaker Series, Omar and I knew that hosting was something we loved doing. I am so excited to say that I can use our love of bringing people together to fund my love of travel.
It's a win-win!"

Read more here.

Results Are In: Our First Cook-Off Was A Hit!

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Eight foodies, chefs, and tastemakers competed in
Kitchen Table's first cook-off! Friends, family, and fans came to watch and vote for their favorite dish. Check out more photos from our friendly cook-off on our Facebook page, here!

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Our winner, Nicole!

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Nicole served a black label bao stuffed with smoked shitake, kaffir and blackberry jam, along with pickled Asian pears and a cheese sauce made of huitlacoche. Yum!
Click here to see more pictures from Nicole.

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Because we are a community, we didn't want anyone to leave empty-handed, so all of the contestants walked away with a prize as well!

Thank you to our neighborhood friends who donated our fabulous prizes:
Imperfect Produce, Urban Radish, Bread Lounge, BlueCut Aprons, Milk and Eggs, Tobox, Pour Haus, Pie Hole, Daily Dose, Wurstküche, and Spirit Guild.

Our Friendly Cook-Off was so successful we will be doing another in June. Email us now to save your spot to compete!