Dinner Lab, which started in New Orleans, is a social dining experiment that pairs up-and-coming chefs with adventurous club members in cities across the country for a surprise location and delicious dinner. The startup has been rapidly expanding into new cities and recently launched in four new markets: Boston, Seattle, Columbus, Minneapolis.
Dinner Lab chief operating officer Francisco “Paco” Robert says they have created a platform for chefs to cook food they’re passionate about and advance their careers.
“We want to be the place where all things new in food are explored,” said Zach Kupperman, co-founder of Dinner Lab. “There’s an experiential component, and it’s very interactive. Dinner Lab is the platform for up-and-coming chefs to showcase their work and get exposure.”
The Dinner Lab platform flips the traditional dinner party by focusing on the chefs, while also maintaining the importance of atmosphere and location. “Each time you attend an event, your feedback and suggestions are shared with the chef so that he or she can iterate and improve on their menu concept,” explains CEO Brian Bordainick. “With your input, aspiring chefs are given the tools they need to effectively prototype new dishes and tweak recipes to help them create the next great restaurant concept.”
Dinner Lab is now in 24 markets. To find out more, visit dinnerlab.com.