WELCOME TO THE DTLA DINNER CLUB
DINNER PARTIES ARE ALWAYS FREE. PLEASE BRING LIQUOR AND A SMILE!
LIMITED TO DTLA RESIDENTS AND NATIONBUILDER FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY.
Sponsored by LEVEL Furnished Living
Now open at 9th and Olive
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest ones. An inviting space to gather. Delicious food to dine on. A conversation with a friendly stranger. When all three come together in perfect proportion it makes for an evening not soon to be forgotten, and that's really what the DTLA Dinner Club is all about.
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A Few Chefs & Special Guests
NBA Star & Entrepreneur John Salley // @TheJohnSalley
A frequent visitor to The DTLA Dinner Club, John is an amazing guest who has sponsored The Club through his vegan wine company The Vegan Vine. It's delicious, click the link and buy a bottle! We know he's a busy man, but we always love it when John can make a dinner party.
Top Chef Master Susan Feniger // @SusanFeniger
This AMAZING and talented chef was a part of the DTLA Community back in 1998 before it was cool with her iconic Ciudad, now the famous Border Grill. We were so lucky to be able to visit her restaurant for a full dinner and lesson on making churros!! We LOVE Susan, now go check out all her awesome restaurants.
Food Network's Arnold Myint // @ArnoldMyint
This Top Chef and Next Food Network Star contestant and chef/owner/partner of THREE restaurants and was the host of The Club while Josh was in Bali! A Nashville native, he cut his chops working in Jean Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire. Click to visit his website for a peek inside his amazing world of food and fun.
Executive Chef Jason Fullilove // @ChefFullilove
This former Executive Chef for Mark Peel at Campanile, was featured on Food Network, Esquire's Knife Fight and has worked for some of the best chefs in the world. We were super excited to get him as a chef for a Dinner Club event and you can find him now with his own restaurant Barbara Jean in the Fairfax neighborhood of LA.
Councilmember Jose Huizar // @josehuizar
The honorable council-member from the 14th district brought his lovely wife earlier this year for an open forum discussion on the issues effecting our neighborhood over a fantastic meal. We are all happy that he won the election and will continue to represent us.
The Four Seasons' Chef Hans Srijumnong
Chef Hans cooked up an incredible Four Seasons worthy six course menu that took him hours to prep and serve. Check out the timelapse on the Photos and Videos page of our site. He's now moved on to EveryTable helping to provide fast, delicious and healthy food for all.
Executive Chef Brian Cripps // @PacciSavannah
After working for the famous Chef Ludo and before heading down south to run the culinary program for Pacci in Savannah, Chef Brian Cripps stopped in and cooked us an amazing meal at The DTLA Dinner Club!! We're so lucky to have gotten him before he left the best coast.
Robin Alberts-Marigza // @robinalbertsm
Known as the queen of the biscuit, her last dinner included four different types, one for every course. She's a member of the NationBuilder family and has been a regular sous and lead chef at The DTLA Dinner Club.
Mike Moschella // @mikemoschella
An ACTUAL Kentucky Admiral (that's one step up from a Kentucky Colonel), Mike is a frequent guest of The Dinner Club as well as our official whiskey educator. His collection of spirits and wealth of knowledge are always a lot of fun.
Gregory Garman // @gregorygarman
One of our special guests this summer, Gregory was our DJ from Colorado for the big Sunday Funday event this year. He's also played at The Sundance Film Festival, The Winter X-Games, Art Basel, The LiveNation JayZ afterparty and many more.
Markus Bold // #Mark_Us_Bold_Catering
Also a Downtown Los Angeles resident, Markus has a catering company specializing in quick comfort food done with his own personal flare. We were treated to buttermilk fried chicken and a homemade tangy asian sauce.
Phil Kregel // #GrillWithPhil
A frequent sous and head chef, his name gives away his specialty, it's all about grilling with Phil! He's even got his own youtube show! One episode was filmed at The DTLA Dinner Club HQ, now go do some googling.
Sophie Balmer // SibylSophia
Did you spot the beautiful flowers in the photos of the last Dinner Club event? Sophie did that. She's a NationBuilder family member as well as being a resident of The Dinner Club HQ building. She's nearly a pro-chef!
Carlin Scrudato // @Cscrudato
Another NationBuilder family member, this force in the kitchen can COOK! She's done a few now and everything is always top of the line. Carlin has some of the coolest friends around and they always come out for her cooking.
Ryan Vaillancourt // @RVaillancourt
One of the original members of the Wednesday Night Dinner crew, Ryan is a resident of The Dinner Club HQ and a multi-time sous and lead chef. He's always one of the favorites, and is always sold out.
Joe Conte // @JoeConte
Former resident at The Eldorado, Conte brings the vegan to The DTLA Dinner Club.
LEVEL Furnished Living
At LEVEL Furnished Living DTLA, utopia comes in three sizes: one, two or three bedrooms. Located in downtown Los Angeles’ South Park District, every one of our remarkable luxury suites is outfitted with built-in high-performance Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances and in-suite laundry, plus stylish yet sophisticated finishings.
District 8 Media // DTLA Book
DTLA Book is an annual coffee table guidebook for visitors and residents to enjoy DTLA like an insider. The book will be distributed in hotel rooms, residences, and boutiques in DTLA and surrounding areas. The content covers this rapidly evolving part of the city, as well as other thriving L.A. destinations, with features on art, shopping, culture, and secret eating/drinking spots, and notable individuals in the community.
Whole Foods Market DTLA
As a true member of the community, Whole Foods Market sponsors awesome programs around the neighborhood, and The DTLA Dinner Club is honored to be among them. All ingredients for The DTLA Dinner Club are sourced by #WFMDTLA.
The Choubacha Family
Kevin and Chanel Choubacha have graciously donated a complete set of "Made in LA" glasses to The DTLA Dinner Club. Thanks guys!!
Ploom Vaporizer Products
Sleek, portable and the absolute pinnacle in vaporizing, the Ploom is a totally unique smoking experience. They sent teams to give away and educate our guests on The Ploom and the Pax.
The Vegan Vine Wine Company
Owned by Celebrity John Salley, this company is dedicated to a quality cruelty free product that tastes amazing and is affordable for everyone. We are honored to have had them as a previous sponsor.
Border Grill Restaurant
We got to meet the Top Chef Masters founders at their downtown LA location, for a very special dinner, and then they sent chefs to us for three dinners. We love Border Grill!!
The Los Angeles Philharmonic
For one amazing evening we got to eat with the musicians before the show and sit right behind the orchestra for the whole thing. Waves from the musicians made the night. Everyone went back. Mission accomplished.