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DINNER MATES COMES TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS!

Break Bread • Make Friends • Build Community

Check out the buzz of Dinner Mates in Portland, ME.
Let's bring that buzz here to San Antonio!

What is Dinner Mates?

Dinner Mates launched in January 2020 in New York City. Their mission was to make friends and build community over sharing a meal in our neighborhoods. Dinner Mates took off like a rocket! All the events sold out. Then, the unexpected happened...

The pandemic has made many of us feel physically isolated. In response to the isolation, Dinner Mates pivoted to virtual events for a while. But Dinner Mates was meant to be an off-line experience. They are starting to do in person events in Portland, ME and are all selling out! We are excited to set up the first Chapter of Dinner Mates in Texas!

Join our waitlist and be the first to know when we have our first event in San Antonio. Come have a drink, share a meal, learn about wines, foods and about each other.

Be part of a communal dining experience.

San Antonio Ambassador: Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell, is a self-proclaimed foodie, pair this with his secret sauce; the gift of relationship building and connecting community makes Larry a natural to serve as San Antonio‘s Dinner Mates Ambassador.

Larry is a curator of curiosity, has a passion for uplifting others, is a wanderlust, has traveled parts of Europe, lived in Okinawa, Japan, Darmstadt, Germany, Washington DC and San Antonio Texas. He has donned many hats as a wedding officiant, published children’s book author (Halo Hair) an avid weekly New Yorker Caption Contest player (alias, Caption Crunch) corporate recruiting professional, life coach, novice photographer, voracious reader, prolific storyteller and has a keen sense of humor.

Dinner Mates is my passion project; it plates up very well with my purpose, the stewardship of service to others - Dinner Mates San Antonio will serve as a conduit for breaking bread gatherings, building community and forging new friendships. It is never just about the food, but always about the food that feeds, fuels and nourishes the soul - camaraderie, connections and community with the ultimate goal;providing an enduring sense of belonging

The Story

Laurel Chiten was an award winning independent filmmaker and made films for over 30 years. (Blind Dog Films) She was also a foodie and lived in Manhattan.

One summer day in 2019, she walked into a restaurant and I had a vision of people in her neighborhood sitting around a table eating together.

That was it! The idea of Dinner Mates was born! She dropped her film career, made a 180 degree turn to make this dream come to life.

She made films because she wanted to move people, to create impact and bring audiences together over a topic or an issue and get them talking with one another.

She brings that same passion and sensibility to Dinner Mates-- to bring people together, to make a difference in our personal lives, and our world. Her dream is to have Dinner Mates spread around the world.

Dinner Mates mission is: Make friends, build community over food.

One meal at a time.

ox Laurel

What is 'DINNER MATES CLUB'?

Making friends and building community over food is the core mission of Dinner Mates.

It is never just about the food, but about sharing meals together, being part of a community and creating sustainable and lasting connections with new friends.

To create a more intimate and communal experience, Dinner Mates launched the exclusive Dinner Mates Club.

Current enrollment to the Dinner Mates Club in San Antonio is now open. Click button below to learn more and to become a member. 

Dinner Mates welcomes new members

WHY JOIN THE CLUB?

DINNER MATES CLUB MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS

  • EARLY INVITES TO EVENTS

    Members receive advance notice for events before ticket sales are available to the public.

  • LOWER TICKET PRICE

    Members pay less than non members for most events.

  • INVITATION TO MEMBER ONLY EVENT

    Invited to join Member Only events at private homes. ie: Blind Wine Tasting Contests, Gourmet Potlucks, etc.

  • HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

    Members can host their own private events. Dinner Mates does all the admin for you. Host with all the fun and none of the stress.

  • CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

    Members are invited into a private online community to connect with all the other members with similar interests.

  • INVITATION TO MONTHLY EVENTS

    Get a taste of the Dinner Mates experience. You are welcome to sign up for any event that is open to the public. Non Members pay an additional surcharge for most events. 

  • HIGHER TICKET PRICE

    Non members pay an additional $15 surcharge for most events.

  • INVITATION TO MEMBER ONLY EVENT

  • HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

  • CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

WHY JOIN THE CLUB?

DINNER MATES CLUB MEMBERS

  • EARLY INVITES TO EVENTS

    Members receive advance notice for events before ticket sales are available to the public.

  • LOWER TICKET PRICE

    Members pay less than non members for most events.

  • INVITATION TO MEMBER ONLY EVENTS

    Invited to join Member Only events at private homes. ie: Blind Wine Tasting Contests, Gourmet Potlucks, etc.

  • HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

    Members can host their own private events. Dinner Mates does all the admin for you. Host with all the fun and none of the stress.

  • CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

    Members are invited into a private online community to connect with all the other members with similar interests.

NON-MEMBERS

  • INVITATION TO MONTHLY EVENTS

    Get a taste of the Dinner Mates experience. You are welcome to sign up for any event that is open to the public. Non Members pay an additional surcharge for most events. 

  • HIGHER TICKET PRICE

    Non members pay an additional $15 surcharge for most events.

  • INVITATION TO MEMBER ONLY EVENT

  • HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

  • CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

Our Mission. Our Passion.

People are more connected than ever before, yet spending more time alone.

And let's face it, eating alone is no fun.

Dinner Mates strives to bring people together face to face, eat great food
and meet like minded people in our neighborhoods.

We believe we can build a vibrant community around the dinner table!

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BREAK BREAD

Want to try out that new restaurant on the corner but don't want to go by yourself?

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MAKE FRIENDS

Are you tired of eating in isolation? Ready to get out and meet your neighbors again?

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BUILD COMMUNITY

Hungry for some spicy conversation with like minded folk?

Join the Dinner Mates Community

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San Antonio

Dinner Mates Club 

Get notified as soon as enrollment opens up again

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Thank you!

That's it for now.

While waiting, feel free to try out any event as a guest!

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Become a Dinner Mates Ambassador

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Thank you for your curiosity!

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