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

THE GOAL

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 EVENT

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.

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.

 

SPONSORS

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

[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!] 

TESTIMONTIALS

“Dinner5 is a truly necessary and well-designed experience. Jake takes care of every detail: curating the food, the conversation, and the guests to make sure we make the most of a powerful gathering of senior community builders. It was a truly special evening, and I'd highly recommend attending should you have the opportunity!”
San Francisco Attendee
"We instantly felt at ease to discuss problems and challenges with a frank and honest dialog on solutions. Every invited guest brought a willingness to discuss a wide range of topics! Dinner5 was an incredible experience, and I would gladly attend again!"
Dallas Attendee
"I had a great time in Dinner5 organized by Jake - the discussion on Community Building, the industry, our careers and other relevant topics over great food was definitely one of the coolest things I've had the pleasure to be a part of in my Community journey."
Dinner5 Attendee
"The food at Dinner5 was outstanding, which i have to say off the top so I can focus on how amazing the conversation was. After introductions, we quickly moved into deep, meaningful discussions around Community. We instantly felt at ease to discuss problems and challenges with a frank and honest dialog on solutions. Every invited guest brought a willingness to discuss a wide range of topics, sharing their perspectives, and the conversation was lively all night with an open and supportive feel! Dinner5 was an incredible experience, and I would gladly attend again!"
Dallas Attendee
"I had a great time in Dinner5 organized by Jake - the discussion on Community Building, the industry, our careers and other relevant topics over great food was definitely one of the coolest things I've had the pleasure to be a part of in my Community journey."
Sunnyvale Attendee
"I can't say enough great things about Dinner5! I love being able to connect with other leaders in the community space, especially in a small group setting such as Dinner5, where it's easy to get to know each other and what we are working on, share experiences and make suggestions on specific issues. The others I met at Dinner5 are smart, passionate individuals and I consider myself very fortunate to have been included. Dinner5 is a valuable tool in my networking toolbox - thanks, Jake McKee, for a fantastic dinner and for the opportunity to connect with other community professionals!"
Austin Attendee