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    Some FAQs about hosting:

    What kind of events can I hold?

    Most 'secret dining' events tend to be home-based dinners provided by a host. However, there are no set rules. For example, wine/cheese events and even buffets/BBQs are all welcome. Whether  you want to hold an afternoon or evening meetup - in your house or another space, there is a huge amount of flexibility. All event suggestions are encouraged!

    Do I have to host on my own or can I get help from others?

    Most people host on their own or with a partner/housemate. If you want to team up with another secret dining member, you can always start a discussion on the group discussions page.

    How many people shall I invite?

    As many as you would like to attend. Normally, events are open to at least 4-5 people. You can set a limit on the number of people that can RSVP to ensure the size of the event suits you.

    Do I have to be really good at cooking?

    You don't have to be very good at all - it's more about bringing people together in a friendly environment. Before the event, you can include a meal description, so if people don't want your food they won't RSVP! Most hosts stick to simple home-made dishes, while others try more sophisticated cuisine. Both approaches are popular.

    Can guests bring their own food/drink?

    There are no set rules. You can ask guests to bring their own drink, but this is less common with food. The best response rate comes when the event instructions to guests are clear and simple. Otherwise they might be put off.

    Can I charge people to come to my event?

    Most hosts charge before hand to cover the catering costs. Depending on the event, the cost is normally between $15 to $60 per person.

    How does the payment process work?

    Guests are prompted to pay in advance when they click the RSVP button. Their payment comes into the group Paypal account and we then pass on the payments to you  a couple of days before the event.

    How do I set up an event?

    You can press 'schedule a new meetup' on the group homepage. You are then asked to fill in details of the event such as a description, date, time, cost and number of guests you would like to attend. We are then able to announce it to the group. 

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  • Rosa Di L.

    Hi all,
    I am planning to host an Italian dinner in my country-like "cortile" (backyard), in the Fall (I will be in Italy in September and no time before it..).
    Please also check out my group "Italian Cooking Lessons in my Kitchen", for those interested in contemporary Italian. I look forward to being involved..

    July 29

  • angelia

    I am excited about hosting a dinner party. I love to cook and entertain.

    February 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm located in Lodi, if I hosted an event would there be some interest amongst the members? I would most likely host for six or seven including myself.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Rachel C.

    I would like to schedule a meal on saturday December 21st if possible

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Angie T.

    I will be interested in hosting a Holiday theme of Bubbles and Bites in Elk Grove

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I post a Holiday event? I suggest 12/14, maximum of 10 at my place. I will hire a caterer; more on that when I learn how to post on this site.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love that I can seek a caterer with this group & payment is acceptable. However, I can whip up a few goodies on my own.
    So I may take a hybrid approach. Stay tuned!

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll host one in October or November... busy busy summer.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Jami

    I am interested in hosting either for Aug or Sept or even both if this goes well!

    July 29, 2013

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  • Marcus R.
    Event Host

    Hello, I'm the group organiser for Secret Dining Hub. I won't be attending this event so if you... more

  • Angela C.

    hi. Remington & Angela Caldwell. We live in Carmichael

  • Lisa

    My name is Lisa, I'm doing the 9-5 as a Data Analyst. I live in Elk Grove and am looking for... more

  • Rachel C.

    I'm moving to Sacramento midtown from a very small town in Mendocino County. I enjoy feeding... more

  • Jami

    This is what I hope to be a first of many! Thanks for letting me share my passion for good food... more

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