Bringing the supperclub trend above ground, Housebites, due to launch in September, is a service that will offer an exciting new dining experience to the public and a way of meeting new people in a home-cooked dinner-party environment.
The service is kind of like a ‘public supper club’ but with a rating system to keep the cooking standards high. It seems to work a bit like a dating site crossed with a catering agency and Come Dine with Me. While the site is somewhere in between a social network and a microsite you won’t be able to see other peoples profiles – only those you actually dine with.
Customers will be able to search for dinner parties by locations, food types, budgets and even the kind of people they would like to dine with through the website or facebook app. A host creates a dinner party on the website, states the approximate geographic location, menu and price as well as how many they can cater for. If they want they can go into further detail such as if it is for just single people. All hosts will require an approved profile and once approved they can reveal as much about themselves as they want.
Simon Prockter, founder of Housebites comments; “Encouraged by the current underground dining scene, Housebites was founded to create a service that took the best bits from dining-in and eating-out and turn them into a unique unprecedented dining experience”.
“While anyone can attend a Housebite and any keen cook can host one, private chefs are big part of the future of Housebites. The top rated hosts (assuming they have taken their level 2 hygiene certificate) will be able to put themselves up for hire to groups or individuals. In fact individual hosts that can’t cook can put on an event and hire a chef in one click;” adds Prockter.
I can’t wait to see how this will work out! While the site is yet to go live, it already has a corresponding Twitter feed and Facebook page, so check them out for the launch date and other company news.