FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a pop up dining event?
POP-UP (v): To appear or occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
A pop-up dining event is like a restaurant without walls - it can occur anywhere and lasts only for the length of the event. We may serve foodl in an abandoned loft, an ice cream parlor, an open field, or your private dining room. Pop-ups are about experiencing food in a new way and breaking down barriers between the food, the chef, and the guests.
Why did I receive an invitation?
One of our goals (beyond providing a one-of-a-kind dining experience) is to bring together a diverse group of thinkers, creators, and innovators to share ideas. We reach out to academics, artists, writers, doctors, scientists, foodies, chefs and interesting people across many other fields to keep the conversation around the kitchen table flowing.
Who attends your events?
Past events have included university professors, authors, magazine editors, radio program directors, restaurant managers, CEOs, founders of start ups, salon owners, veterinarians, medieval historians, doctors, jewelry designers, bio statisticians, a Nobel laureate, judges and several charming ballerinas. Each event has a unique makeup of guests from a range of disciplines, experiences, and interests.
Join us for dinner to learn something new while making unexpected connections.
Who is the Private BanQer?
The Private BanQer is a chef who has built his career connecting people from all walks of life through inventive cuisine and thoughtful subjects. From unmatched pop-up dinner parties to informative food lectures, his events encourage guests to learn, share, and break free from the average dining experience. He uses the freshest of locally sourced ingredients to create innovative dishes that delight the most distinguishing of pallets.
What will you be serving?
The menu is prix fixe and varies widely with each season, location, and whim of the chef. The meal can range from small plates to a 6-course meal, all revolving around a theme. For more information about the menu for your event, use the contact form below.
If you are attending an event and have a food allergy, sensitivity, or special diet, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We do our best to make accommodations when possible, but cannot make changes on the day of the event.
How long are your events and how are they structured?
Events are generally 2-3 hours, including networking and any additions to the program such as lectures, demonstrations, or cooking classes. Events usually begin with networking. Guest are then seated with guests they do not yet know. The first course is served. Programming takes place after the first course and ends before dessert. A toast and dessert generally signify the end of the event.
Are there any costs at the event?
The cost of the meal is included in the ticket price. Gratuity is not included. Please consider bringing cash if you would like to tip our lovely waitstaff. They are unable to accept card payments.
What is the dress code for your events?
There is not a strict dress code. Most guests wear business casual attire.