Every month 5 amazing community professionals come together over conversation, connection, and camaraderie, whether in-person for a 5 course meal or virtually for a custom tasting experience
Dinner5 is a monthly dinner series hosted by Community5 CEO, Jake McKee, designed as a small group, non-salesy evening where the focus is community nerdery and an amazing culinary experience.
The core of the Dinner5 event is a unique culinary experience. If we meet in person, the event is a 5 course meal prepared by a chef who designs the menu just for us. If we meet virtually, the event is a custom tasting experience bringing a delivery of culinary delights to your doorstep. Food is a universal language, a way to create connection amongst the people sitting around the table. And when we connect over 5 tasty courses, it creates a story that can be told the next day.
Only 5 people are invited each month, and Jake works to ensure a well balanced, non-competitive group is assembled. Community5 and our sponsors covers the cost of the event. All we ask is that you pass the word to other community nerds who might want to participate in future events.
COVID-19 UPDATE – Virtual Dinner5 Plan
Dinner5 has modified our event plans to adhere to all safety protocols related to COVID-19. For more information about our COVID-19 planning, please see our detailed COVID-19 page.
“The community you are building is such a unique concept and has brought me closer to fellow online community leaders in Chicago. The virtual wine and cheese party that you hosted after COVID-19 hit is still one of my favorite experiences from this year. It was so needed as we all struggled to cope. Thank you for bringing us together in such thoughtful ways.” – Keeley Sorokti
What: In person 5 course meal + wine, beer or virtual tasting experience
When: Monthly and dates change each month. ~11x per yr.
Where: Cities across the US… and hopefully Europe in the coming months. Check the schedule!
Costs: Free to attendees thanks to our sponsors and Community5
Invites: Hand selected invites and community referrals only. If you’re interested, submit a request.
Started: January 2019
WHY JUST 5 ATTENDEES?
For a small group, 5 is a perfect number of attendees. It’s big enough to have unique and varied opinions brought into the conversations, but not so big that anyone can “hide” in the conversations.
Jeff Bezos famously loves small teams and the Two Pizza Rule: “The two-pizza rule says that no team can be larger than five to seven people.” There’s an intimacy and an power that comes from these smaller groups, but also enough variety of opinion to drive innovative and interesting outcomes.
We rely on our fantastic sponsors to help make Dinner5 happen! Full and Partial sponsorships are available for each event. We can even work with you to plan a custom Dinner5 event in your city. For more information, please visit our Sponsors page.
[Typically Dinner5 is held in-person in specifically scheduled cities.
During these unique times, Dinner5 has gone virtual. The goal is still to bring together groups in local cities even though the events are virtual so you can get to know and connect with people in your area. While Dinner5 is virtual only, each event is TBD on specific locations. If you’re interested in joining, signup and you may be invited to join!]