Q: What to expect at the dinners?
A: Upon arrival, you will check in with the host/hostess. There will be an opening reception lasting approximately 45 minutes. Mix, meet, mingle. We’ll ring the dinner bell and gather everyone for a quick welcome before we move to the dinner table. It is open seating, so grab a seat and get ready for a superb, family-style meal prepared by our guest chef(s). We reserve the right to surprise and entertain you in special ways, so expect an unforgettable experience that will be very community and culturally induced.
Q: What is the ticket price and what is included?
A: Ticket price on average is $220 per person. The experience will include a five to six-course meal with beer, wine and/or specialty cocktail offerings, guest gift bags, live music, philanthropy, photography you can socialize and surprises that entice the senses. The ticket price is inclusive of food, drink, philanthropy, taxes and gratuities. Each dinner a donation to a local charity or charities is presented on behalf of our guests, the chef, and the sponsors.
Q: How do I make a reservation – purchase a ticket(s)?
A: The purchase of your ticket online will serve as your confirmation and adds you to the guest list. 12 to 24 hours before the dinner you will receive an email with the details of the experience; where to park, what to wear/what not to wear depending on location, any special instructions etc...Upon arrival, we will check you in by referencing the guest’s name(s) that purchased the tickets.
Q: What happens if it’s sold out? Is there a waiting list?
A: Once the seats are sold, they are gone. When the event is sold-out we will create a waiting list and if you’d like consideration please email; firstname.lastname@example.org with “please add me to waiting list” in the subject line, however, there are no guarantees that seats will open up. Tickets are non-refundable please see “Are tickets Transferable” for additional information.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: We accept Visa and MasterCard. Reservations are accepted online.
Q: Is there a cancellation policy or refund due to weather?
A: Tickets are nonrefundable. Come rain or shine, we will dine. If weather is not cooperating,
we will provide for tenting or we’ll ask you to bring an umbrella. Embrace the adventure.
Q: Are tickets transferable?
A: If you have purchased a ticket(s), we’re expecting you to attend as the table is set accordingly. If something comes up and you can’t make it, and you want to transfer your seats to a friend(s) we will make this happen, if you email gina@projectdinnertable a minimum of 5 days in advance. We understand emergencies occur and we hope you understand it becomes increasingly intense every day we get closer to the event. Together if we’re polite and consider each other’s circumstances we’re confident the transfer will go smoothly. Please use TRANSFER TICKETS in the subject line.
Q: Can we make advance reservations for dinners that say “TBD”?
A: Yes. If there is a date set for a dinner, you may make a reservation. What you don’t know won’t hurt you. We promise. When the location, chef and/or time become finalized, we will make sure you get all the information you need. Each dinner is filled with quality, integrity and an amazing experience.
Q: Will the menu be available prior to the dinner and what if I am a vegetarian/vegan or have dietary restrictions?
A: The menu is meant to be part of the journey and is inspired by the season, local ingredients, the setting and the chef. You’ll find the menu at your place setting when you sit down that evening. If you have any food allergies or are a vegan, your choices may be limited and you must use your own best judgment. For each course the chef will provide a vegetarian option and sometimes these options are vegan as well. For all guests who want the vegetarian options at the table you will take an “I love my veggies” card and then place this in front of you when you sit at the table. Your server will identify the vegetarians in the group and give the chef a final head count. Vegetarian courses are individually plated. For more information email: email@example.com
Q: I am coming to dinner – when do I get the details?
A: Specific details to the dinners are emailed 12 - 24 hours in advance of the event date and it gives you the entire low-down of what to wear, what to expect, directions and all the other pertinent details. The dinners are held in a variety of unique locations. We aim to seek out venues that will heighten your senses and leave you with a feeling of adventure. Directions to each venue will be available on our website and included in the email that goes to the guest(s) whom purchased tickets.
Q: When do the dinners start and how long do they last?
A: On average the experience will last about 4 hours. The start time will vary depending on the time of year. Typically we will begin to gather around 5:30pm or 6pm with the sunset as our guide. Guests are welcome to linger and enjoy the ambiance, the stars and the candlelight as the evening winds down and if so moved help pitch in and break the event down.
Q: Will alcohol be served?
A: Yes, for those 21 and over you may enjoy adult beverages. Additionally, there will be water
and coffee provided.
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement for attendees?
A: These experiences are meant for adults. Alcohol will be available. Kids under 11 are not encouraged to attend. If you have a concern or an additional question, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How many people will be in attendance at each event?
A: On average 150 guests will be present. Sometimes the table grows to 200+ depending on location and a variety of other factors.