Where are the dinners held? Dinners are held separately at each participating restaurant. Tables of 10 are treated to an excellent meal at the individual venues to experience the food from their very own kitchens.
Can I request a particular restaurant? Seats to tables are sold online so an individual can absolutely pick the best cuisine and price for them.
What are the responsibilities of the participating restaurants? To participate, restaurants simply agree to donate a table of 10 (with 3 courses and 2 drinks). Foodie Philanthropy will recruit the table host, sell the seats and ensure each guest is informed. Restaurants can concentrate on what they do best — cooking a great meal and hosting patrons in their space.
What are responsibilities of a table host? Table hosts pay for their seats and encourage others to join their table. Some hosts prefer to sell their entire table and we can work with them to execute. Other hosts like to invite a few friends and leave the table open to others so they can meet new friends. Either way, the goal is to fill the 10 seats and raise money for a good cause.
How much does a seat cost? Seat costs range anywhere from $100 to $250, depending upon the restaurant. Costs are based on the menu being served and include gratuity and admission to the after-party.
What is included in the cost of a seat? Included in the cost of the seat is at least a full 3-course menu with 2 drinks and admission to the after-party.
How do we purchase seats? Seats can be purchased online via the website. All seats will go on sale on January 30, 2017.
Who is the charity recipient? Foodie Philanthropy invites 501 c 3 nonprofit organizations in Tarrant County to respond to a posted RFP each year. Applications are reviewed by a Charity Selection Committee made up of chefs, corporate, and community leaders and are then shared online for a public voting process.
Can I purchase a whole table? Of course, subject to availability. Just contact Michael Crain at MDC@FoodiePhilanthropy.org to arrange.
How else can I participate? Outside the dinners, there will be an after-party where all the diners will convene after consuming their meals. Alcohol or raffle prizes are always welcome, as well donations in order to help off set some of the operating costs of the event.
Are corporate sponsorships available? Definitely. Corporations have to host dinners anyway, so why not in support of a good cause? Please contact Michael Crain at MDC@FoodiePhilanthropy.org to discuss.