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Food & Drink

SoupNextDoor Dinner Parties Launch

Meet the Social Caterers

soupnextdoor dinner parties!

As a New Yorker, you can break down your neighborly relations into banging on walls (Duran Duran at 3 a.m.?), avoiding meaningful contact, and stealing wireless (passwords are always 12345).

Get cordial with SoupNextDoor, a new dinner party site founded by former Department of Defense engineers David Gunnoe and Matt Canterbury that connects hungry strangers with chefs and hosts.

Sign up, browse events, pay online, and — once you’re hungry for a delicious meal and company — show up and grub. Most events are BYO, and parties can range from five to 40 people. Events even cater to specific dietary (vegetarian, Kosher, peanut allergies) and social (singles, entrepreneurs) restrictions.

Most SoupNextDoor chefs have experience at top NYC restaurants (Savoy, Yuba, Maialino) and as private caterers. However, if you fancy yourself handy with flavors and knives, all are welcome to host and cook.

We’ll be at the February 15 dinner because we’d love to finally meet you. And perhaps borrow a cup of sugar.

Sign up online at soupnextdoor.com. DailyCandy readers get 10 percent off with code CANDY10 until February 24.

Photo: Jeremy Borden / Courtesy of SoupNextDoor