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The Ideas Arcade

Like the sound of meeting new people? - without having to leave your front room? - and while charging for the privilege? Sounds like you should think about hosting a Supper Club.

Pick a date, set a menu, invite some people, charge for dinner, et voila: you have your very own supper club.

Supper clubs are a version of pop-up restaurants which you can host in your own dining room. And they're a growing phenomenon. A great way to meet people and give you an opportunity to show off your cooking skills to some appreciative guests, a supper club could even be the start of a new business, like it was for east London's The Clove Club, or a way of helping vulnerable people, like amazing social enterprise Mazi Mas, a roaming restaurant which creates jobs for migrant and refugee women...

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Love how you listed so many amazing ways to raise awareness about global issues through food. Have you guys heard of Conflict Kitchen? Conflict Kitchen does that with conflict areas- it's crazy they even do Google Hangouts with people in conflict areas for dinners- and one time they had an Obama impersonator deliver a speach during a dinner. So cool. Really interactive:

    • The Ideas Arcade

      Thanks so much! Glad you like our article. And what an amazing idea with Conflict Kitchen, so inspiring - thanks so much for the link.