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What is DishCourse? Building Community, One Dinner at a Time

In a world buzzing with digital connections, we often find ourselves craving something more tangible, more intimate. In adulthood, it can feel increasingly difficult to form new, meaningful friendships. And yet, our need for those friendships increases and we go through different stages in life. We long for genuine connections, meaningful conversations, and shared experiences. That's where DishCourse comes in—a beacon of light in the sea of social ambiguity.


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Building Real Friendships Through the DishCourse Experience

DishCourse isn't just an event planning company; it's a curator of connections, a facilitator of friendships, and a builder of communities. At DishCourse, we specialize in orchestrating intimate dinner parties for an average of six strangers, each meticulously designed around common interests and topics of discussion.


How It Works

So, how does DishCourse work? It's simple yet sophisticated. We release tickets for events 4-6 weeks in advance, allowing you to peruse our calendar and select the event that resonates most with you. Whether you're intrigued by the allure of "Starting Over," eager to mingle with fellow "Single Ladies," or seeking camaraderie in age-centric gatherings like "Club 30," "Club 40," or "Club 50+," we've got something for everyone.


The DishCourse Experience

Picture this: you arrive at the venue, a flutter of excitement in your chest, unsure of what the evening holds. You're greeted by your DishCourse Host, who guides you to a beautifully set table, adorned with personalized place settings. As you settle in, you're presented with a thoughtful gift—a handmade DishCourse candle, a token of our appreciation for joining us on this journey.


place setting with custom placecard, hand-written thank you note, and gift bag

But the magic doesn't stop there. Throughout the evening, we engage in icebreakers, play games, and even host giveaways to keep the conversation flowing and the laughter ringing. And let's not forget the pièce de résistance—the food. We've scoured Charlotte for the finest culinary delights, ensuring that each dish is a sensory delight, a testament to the city's rich gastronomic tapestry.


The DishCourse Community

At DishCourse, our mission extends far beyond the confines of the dinner table. We believe in the power of community, in forging connections that transcend the boundaries of time and space. That's why, once you join us for an event, you become part of the DishCourse family—a vibrant tapestry of individuals bound together by a shared desire for connection and camaraderie.


As a member of the DishCourse community, you'll gain access to our private social groups on Facebook and Discord, where you can connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and forge lasting friendships. But we don't stop there. We also host exclusive meetups and events designed specifically for our community members, ensuring that the bonds forged at the dinner table continue to flourish long after the plates have been cleared away.


What else can DishCourse do?


Private Event and Experience Planning

At DishCourse, we understand that life's most memorable moments deserve to be celebrated in style. That's why we're thrilled to offer our expertise in private event and experience planning, ensuring that every milestone, every special occasion is marked with the utmost care and attention to detail.


Over the past year, our journey has led us to forge meaningful partnerships with some of Charlotte's most esteemed businesses, from private chefs and artists to creators, teachers, and beyond. These connections have opened doors to a world of possibilities, allowing us to bring exclusive experiences and activities to your event, tailored to your unique tastes and preferences.


decorated table with placecards, menus, and custom gift bags

Whether you're planning a bridal shower, a special birthday, or an anniversary celebration, we've got you covered. Our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way, from concept development to execution, ensuring that your vision comes to life in spectacular fashion. So go ahead, dream big—we're here to make it happen. Just reach out, and let us help you craft the perfect experience for groups of all sizes. At DishCourse, the sky's the limit when it comes to celebrating life's most cherished moments.


Our Why


From our founder, Heather Siblik:

How did DishCourse start, and why is it special? For me, the answer is simple. Like many of you, I found myself adrift in a sea of anonymity, longing for connection in a world that often feels disconnected. When I moved to Charlotte from Wisconsin in 2018, I struggled to build a social circle, to find my tribe in a city teeming with strangers.


And that's where DishCourse was born—a labor of love, a testament to the power of human connection. Our goal is simple: to provide a space where strangers can become friends, where conversations flow freely, and where bonds are forged over shared experiences and shared meals.


So, whether you're new in town, starting over, or simply seeking to expand your social circle, we invite you to join us at the table. Because at DishCourse, we truly believe making friends should be fun, not hard work. Let us taken on the heavy lifting and just enjoy the experience.


Ready to head to the table? Join us at an upcoming event!

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