What we're about
Welcome Food & Friendship
This is group is for people looking to meet new friends and enjoy delicious food (and drink) together.
We run intimate gatherings that cover brunch, lunch and dinner at some of Melbourne's best local foodie haunts.
A few friendly rules (Please read before joining)
If you are unable to make an event you have RSVP'd for, please give ample notice. This is why:
– Last minute cancelations and no-shows mean someone else who wanted to attend may have missed out... that's no fair!
– We let down the venue. Most of our events require bookings and when we have to tell the venue we have less numbers or we need to cancel, it is harmful to their business... they too may have missed out on other booking because of your cancellation or no show... that's not fair!
– You're letting down fellow members of this group! When you cancel last minute along with others, and we are forced to cancel an event or have reduced numbers, it dilutes the experience for those who were attending or disrupts their plans... that's not fair!
– A lot of effort goes into organising these events, your last minute cancellation let's down the event organisers. There's the setup, dealing with venues and individual members' requirements, plus a lot more goes into pulling these events together. Our reputation with venues is on the line too. On occasion, our admin has been left to foot the bill for no-shows...that's not fair!
All no-shows and late cancellations are recorded and monitored. Those who continually fail to show up or regularly cancel will be removed from this group.
We collect RSVP deposit to secure your spot at the Meetup. Payments are $10.59 ($0.59 transaction fee). You will receive your $10 payment back at the event (or it will be put towards your portion of the bill on the day).
Your $10 RSVP fee is refundable up to 7 days out from the event if you cancel your RSVP. Any later and your fee is non refundable. All money collected from no-shows and those unable to attend will go towards paying for the organisers' fees ($179.88 per year) and venue deposits.