Did you know that we have the world’s best food community? You guys are amazing. We announced that we needed to fill a restaurant’s 40 seater private room and a few days later we were stood in front of a room full of people, helping the awesome staff at The Canal Club, Venice cook and serve a menu of great food.
What we love about you guys is that everyone is friendly. We all have a shared love of food, and it really shows when we have meet ups and even more when we did this event. Everyone just sits down and are instantly chatting, laughing and making friends.
We got chatting to loads of people throughout the evening and one of the best things was to be talking to a couple of people, thinking they’ve arrived together, only to find that they had just met a few minutes beforehand. This is AMAZING, and just what we keep banging on about when we talk about social cooking and eating.
Now there was a point to this evening. It was a challenge. You guys voted for Jamie to host the night, Barry to wait tables and Mike to work on the bar (Ben was, of course in the kitchen).
Somehow the guys managed to get everyone seated. Everyone got drinks (eventually) and Mike kept them coming all night in between serving himself. Ben did annoyingly well in the kitchen. Barry served food and drink sometimes and people picked up his slack to make sure everyone had a great night. Overall we did alright
And so to the judging! The guys tried really hard to make it the best evening ever, and it showed! We got everyone who came to vote for the boys individually, and then an overall decision was made…
We passed!! People even rated Barry’s service highly (well, most people!)
Afterwards we held a meet up to chat without the pressure of doing a great job… it was fantastic to meet you guys and even the police joined in… I think we were making a bit of a commotion on Venice Pier! We just want to say thank you to everyone who came. As well as a challenge this was a bit of an experiment… We’ve never done anything like it before and we would love to do more, and of course, cook for more of you!
So now we have a question for you – How could we involve food more in meet ups? This took loads of organisation, but it was totally worth it! Are there any other ways we could get people together, chatting and making friends around food?