Vancouver’s boldest, biggest, most social dining experience is #dinnerpartyYVR

Vancouver’s boldest, biggest, most social dining experience is #dinnerpartyYVR

Dining in Vancouver just got bigger, bolder, and more philanthropic with the launch of Social Bites’ “Local Global, Vancouver: #dinnerpartyYVR” on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Presented by local tech start-up Chimp, #dinnerpartyYVR is a 30 individual dinner party behemoth, with up to 30 different hobby chefs across the city of Vancouver creating their own menus, choosing charities, and inviting groups of 4-6 strangers into their homes. Bucking the exclusivity trend and kicking “no-Funcouver” to the curb, #dinnerpartyYVR is an inclusive dining experience in Vancouver with the added feel good charity factor. 100% of each $35 ticket will be gifted back to diners after the event through the Chimp Foundation. Chimp makes it possible for charitable gifts to be donated to any charity that was chosen by the hobby chefs for #dinnerpartyYVR!

 Annika Reinhardt, founder of Social Bites shared the birth and genesis of Social Bites and its goals and impacts with this particular event.

 “I’ve hosted smaller home dining events for a few years now and like think of Social Bites as a ‘friend machine’. With #dinnerpartyYVR I wanted to do something impactful for the community and show how easy (and delicious) it can be to connect the dots between local charities and each and every one of us. I’m excited to have such a strong partner on board in Chimp and look forward to creating meaningful connections between Vancouverites and local charities over delicious meals.”

 Crystal Henrickson, of Yelp Fame, leads the Community Manager program at Chimp, and had this to say on the partnership with Social Bites.

 “We are really excited to partner with Social Bites because an event like this has the potential to not only engage individuals in conversations around charities and causes that are important to them, but can achieve it in a meaningful, personal, and informal way. We really want people to feel that giving is good and can be fun, and #dinnerpartyYVR really achieves this. How better to do this than over a dinner party?”

 The event features menus by someof Vancouver’s most prominent food and lifestyle bloggers including Mijune Pak (Follow Me Foodie), Marc Smith (30 Day Adventures) and Cassandra Anderton (Good Life Vancouver), and members of the Foodists Collective.Meals will appeal to all taste buds: ocean wise, vegan, gluten-free, or pork galore, #dinnerpartyYVR has you covered.

Tickets are available online via event partner HomeDine and tickets include admission to a dessert after party at Hawkers Market. Diners will also enjoy beer and wine courtesy of beverage sponsors Granville Island Brewing and Serendipity Winery.

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