Many amateur cooks and foodies dream of running their own restaurant. However, that might not be possible for a number of reasons, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dream of entertaining diners with amazing meals. There is one way you can experience running a restaurant without all the usual expense and commitment – you just need to set up your very own supper club.
Lots of foodies love supper clubs as it is a lot more relaxed than setting up and running a business – rather than turning your passion for food into a full-time job, you just need to create and serve a menu for one night in the month. If you take a look at the current supper club scene, you will see there are some really exciting ones out there, and it isn’t too difficult to set up your own. Here are some key dos and don’ts that will help you do just that.
Do Pick The Venue Wisely
First of all, you need to decide where you are going to host your supper club. I’m sure you’ll be able to think of some stunning ideas, such as your local cocktail function venues, where you will be able to put on a truly memorable night for your guests. If you want to try to stick to a very tight budget, you might even like the idea of hosting a small supper club in your own home. In fact, many of the best underground supper clubs are held in the organizers’ homes to give the evening a much more intimate feel.
Don’t Rush Into Things
So, you’ve had the idea to host a supper club. That’s great, but you need to plan it very carefully before you execute it. Don’t just dive in straight away and start advertising the club. There are a lot of logistics that you need to work out to ensure that the night goes off without a hitch. So, it’s best to mull over your decision to host a supper club for a month or so and then spend a couple of months planning it out. This should help you plan and execute a fantastic event!
Do Harness The Power Of Social Media
When you are marketing your event, it’s a good idea to use social media to your advantage. These platforms are completely free to join, and will help you spread the word of your clubs for hardly any cost. If you want to make sure that as many people as possible find out about your event then you can always sponsor some posts, which can be done for a minimal cost. You should find that your diners can also help promote your event on social media. These days, everyone takes photos of their meals and posts to the likes of Instagram and Facebook. It’s a good idea to encourage this so that they can show off your supper club to their network!
Good luck with your supper club!