Dinner Lab Launches in Baton Rouge, Now in 25 Markets

Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based 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.

Dinner LabA video released by the company explains, “Dinner Lab is a dining experience liberated. No assigned seating, no flashy table dressing, and no restaurant. Our events unite people at a common table at an engaging space with chefs cooking foods that tell their story.”

While the supper club has been operating in New Orleans the longest, since 2012, additional Louisiana residents now have a chance to join the membership-based organization in the startup’s newest location Baton Rouge.

Each market differs in terms of membership pricing and the cost of individual dinners. Zach Kupperman, co-founder of Dinner Lab (and founder of Silicon Bayou News), hopes to get up to 60 or 70 dinners per year in Baton Rouge, ranging from about $50 to $60 per person. Annual memberships will cost $125.

The supper club also recently expanded to Boston, Seattle, Columbus, Minneapolis.

The expansion is not so surprising because the company closed a seed funding round at $2.1 million last year, which was led by Chairman of the Board at Whole Foods and Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane, Dr. John Elstrott. Additional angel investors also took part in the round.