All posts tagged: community

Salt + Pepper Club: California Summer

At the peak of summer the Salt + Pepper Club gathered in San Francisco to host a feast to celebrate the season’s bounty. The dynamic duo behind the evening, Caetie O. and Aleks S., focused on crisp fresh flavors and bright colors, capturing the cool summer nights in the city. Stay up to date with future meals – register and subscribe to the Feastly newsletter!

Who is going to Spain? Announcing Feastly’s summer contest winners!

We announced our #FeastlyinSpain summer contest earlier this month with great enthusiasm to bring a gregarious and dedicated Feastly community member to Spain for a week of culinary discoveries. With a community chock-full of talented food entrepreneurs, passionate home cooks and Feasters, and incredibly gifted culinary professionals, we had our work cut out for us. It was such a difficult task, that we decided to not choose just one, but two winners! We are thrilled to share with you that the winners of this gastronomical trip of a lifetime are MacKenzie and David! Here are the winning Instagram videos, that captured our attention with fervent energy for food sharing, travel, discovery, collaboration, and other important values shared by the Feastly team. Sup @eatfeastly?! This hungry girl REALLY wants to win #feastlyinspain #summercontest! Pick me and this eating adventure will be even more fun! I swearzzz! A post shared by MacKenzie Smith 🧀 Food + Vacay (@grilledcheesesocial) on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT And the videos from our runner-ups: My style of cooking is a blend …

Feastly’s Artisan Series

We’re excited to announce a special series featuring some of the most talented and passionate producers in the San Francisco Bay Area. This 3-part series beginning next week exclusively to our cook community will celebrate artisans doing what they love and do best!

#FeastlyinSpain Summer Contest

#FeastlyinSpain Summer Contest Join Feastly for a 7-day culinary tour to San Sebastian, Spain! 1. Follow @eatfeastly on Instagram 2. Upload a video of why you should join the Feastly team in Spain 3. Tag your video: @eatfeastly #FeastlyinSpain #summercontest Travel to San Sebastian, Spain–a food capital of the world. Meet world-renowned chefs. Cook at the Basque Culinary Center. Eat top-quality food from local producers. Connect with players of the global food scene. Improve your culinary skills. Eat, breathe, sleep Spain! Our lucky winner will: Spend a week in September with the Feastly team and top culinary talent Receive transportation to and from San Sebastian (airfare – and train if necessary) Stay in a furnished and centrally located apartment with Feastly team Meet amazing figures in the international culinary scene Eat some of the best food in the world Suena bien – sounds good! Be sure to show us your passion for cooking, how you build community through food, why Spain and Feastly? Sing, dance, cook, bake, draw–anything that will make you stand out! Deadline to apply …

Social summer and social connections on Feastly!

Did you know that with Feastly’s relaunched social connection features you can check in to see who’s going to the same meals as you? Log in with Facebook and see for yourself (encourage your friends to do the same); you’ll see all meals your attending, have craved, or have attended in the past.   You’ll also view through social connections: Friends who have craved the same meals (so start craving!) People you know who are also friends with the Cook Friends who’ve feasted at the meal you’re interested in Feastly meals your friends have attended by the same Cook We believe firmly that community is the key to delicious experiences, and we want you to stay connected with fellow Feasters. Social dining is hot, hot, hot and we’re all in for a #socialsummer! Let us know on what you think of the social connections relaunch, email me directly lauren@eatfeastly.com. Feast On, Lauren (Community) & The Feastly Team

Traditions and Rituals: Results Are In!

Feastly asked, and YOU answered! It’s no surprise that our community members see the dinning table as more than just a piece of furniture– It’s a space to connect, share and nourish our lives! A mindful meal shared, or on our own, makes each bite tastier– linking moments and flavors to make our most powerful memories. Here at Feastly, we unplug during lunch, soak in some rays, and taste each others’ food. Recharging together over a meal keeps us focused on our goal to make social dining accessible again. We were honored to read through your dynamic traditions, here is the winner’s story: My most memorable tradition around the dinner table is… “My mother and grandmother are both very superstitious and would never set a table for an odd number, but especially 13. An extra plate would always be set at the table even if it was crowded. No matter the number of times I gave my mom that, “Really?” look, she would shrug and say, “I can’t help it” and the table setting would …

Summer Contest!

Is it mid-June already? It certainly seems like it here at Feastly HQ. With 70-degree weather and sunny skies we’ve been enjoying backyard BBQs, ice cream socials, and watermelon. To celebrate the coming of this summer season, starting today we are hosting a contest through the rest of June. One lucky member of the Feastly community will win a pair of tickets to a Feastly meal of their choice! Here’s the deal: – Post an original food-related picture to Instagram or Twitter that reminds you of summer. Caption or tweet the photo with why it’s your ideal imagery     of summer. Use the hashtags #feastly and #summerfeast – Make sure you are following us on Twitter and/or Instagram (@eatfeastly) and mention us in your post so we can find it! – This is only open to those located in the San Francisco Bay Area, DC metro area, Chicago, Los Angeles or NYC city regions. – Contest ends June 27th and a winner will be announced on June 30th 12pm PT. That’s it! We’re excited …

Feastly + Project Open Hand Present Entrepreneurs in Food

Feastly and Project Open Hand are launching a partnership April 17th – May 15th that will included five public events centered around food entrepreneurs. Proceeds will go towards Project Open Hand’s mission in serving healthy and fresh meals to the ill and elderly in the SF Bay Area. Some of the most talented and passionate individuals in the food entrepreneur space, such as: Iso Rabins of Forage SF, Sadie Scheffer of BreadSRSLY, food blogger and photographer Alanna Taylor-Tobin, Marisa Voorhees a gluten free chef and health coach, and Dario Barbone of Baia Pasta are joining forces for this series of collaborative community food events. The panelists will be on hand to tell their stories and answer questions, providing their savvy tips and know-how on the ins and outs of launching and succeeding at a food business. Space is limited, so hurry! Reserve your seat at https://eatfeastly.com/foodentrepreneurs/; first event will be held tomorrow April 17th at 7pm, and every Thursday thereafter in the Mission through May 15th. See schedule of speakers below and see you there! *If you are a food entrepreneur and would …

The SALO Project and Feastly | Filipino Pop-ups

Chef Yana Gilbuena  of The SALO Project set out from her home and life in Brooklyn, New York this February to begin an adventure that will take her and her camerawoman Cassandra Sicre just over a year to complete. The goal, as they discover and ride between US cities, moving every week, is to introduce and celebrate traditional Filipino recipes – a cuisine Yana feels is much underrepresented and undervalued in the US. With some of the proceeds going to charity, Yana hopes that the SALO experience – one of shared food – will create community and gain exposure for Filipino cuisine and chefs. Yana will serve all of her roving pop-up feasts Kamayan style, i.e. during this 50 state, 50 feasts tour, Feasters (diners) will eat with their hands around a shared banana-leaf-lined table. It’s an incredibly social and adventurous form of dining cum cultural learning session. We had the chance to catch up with Yana as she embarks on the nation’s capitol this Sunday for the sixth stop of her tour and to learn about life …

The Power of Community…and Cake

Feastly was lucky to get the inside scoop from Bettina Banayan, a French Culinary Institute student, who you may have seen or heard of as the well-dressed lady who chopped onions on the New York City subway in 2012. Well she is back in her latest social/food stunt with ‘Subway Cake Performance’ which has gained almost 240,000 views in a week! More importantly perhaps, is the light she sheds on the people around her and beyond – that food indeed is a catalyst for community, a show of kindness, and a tangible element of human interaction. Watch her video and read our interview with Bettina below. When did you get into cooking for others? In high school my friends and I had potluck dinners since there is nothing else to do in suburbia when you’re 16. I would make extravagant meals that I was incapable of doing like bacon wrapped deep fried Mac ‘n Cheese. When I started living in Manhattan with my friend Kathryn I realized I had to start cooking. I would make …