Dinner Lab is a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners who are looking for something different from the traditional restaurant experience. Whether it happens on the roof of an abandoned building, the floor of a paper mill, or inside a motorcycle dealership, we believe that good people, good food and good drink are the only elements paramount to a memorable meal.
Our events bring together a group of interesting strangers around a common table to share cuisine crafted by up-and-coming chefs from all over the country. We don’t dictate what our chefs cook, but instead give them a platform to tell a story through the menu – recipes that speak to their background or heritage, ingredients they are passionate about, or completely new dishes they’ve been experimenting with on days away from the restaurant.
Because we keep our cuisine, our environment and our patrons constantly in flux, each Dinner Lab event exists for one evening only. Over the course of a year, we may host up to 100 events in a single city, but no meal will ever happen in the same way, with the same food, with the same people, in the same space.
The Dinner Lab platform flips the traditional top down restaurant experience by putting chefs at the center stage and gives our members access to the “Chef’s Table” each time they attend an event. Our member community comes from various ages and backgrounds, but each one shares a desire to expand their culinary horizons in a new and interesting way with an eclectic group of other food lovers from their local area and across the country.
Funding Rounds (2) - $9.1MUpdate
|Apr 15, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: April 15, 2016|
|Apr 14, 2016||New Orleans - Dinner Lab shuts down "immediately"|
|Apr 14, 2016||New Orleans - Failure to land investment dooms Dinner Lab, 35 lose jobs in New Orleans|
|Apr 14, 2016||TechCrunch - Dinner Lab shuts down after failing to find a sustainable business model|
|Dec 28, 2015||New Orleans - Dinner Lab supper club laying off 30 workers, website reports|
|Dec 23, 2015||TechCrunch - Layoffs Hit Dinner Lab As Company Shifts To Contract Model For Event Staffers|
|Dec 10, 2015||Boston Tech Flash - How pop-up retail exploded into a $50B business|
|Dec 7, 2015||New Orleans - New Orleans-based Dinner Lab buys competitor Dishcrawl|
1029 Oretha C Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119