Our Second City: Chicago
Meet Up In the Midwest:
OneTable Comes to Chicago
Are you ready for us, Chicago?
We’re ready for you. You had us at “City of the Big Shoulders” (h/t to Carl Sandberg). Cold winters and warm hearts, a vibrant array of neighborhoods, and a food scene that draws international acolytes – what better place for us to set our newest table?
We’ll be hitting the Windy City in June, when we figured it’d be least windy. So if you’ve been yearning for the chance to slow down your Friday nights and connect with friends old and new, here’s what you need to know:
Where’s my dinner invitation?
This is it: you’re invited. Just sign up for our email update list and we’ll let you know when we’ve organized the first dinners.
What if I’d like to host?
Oh, then you’re definitely invited. We’ll post our applications to become a host on June 1st.
Wait, why would I do that again?
Why wouldn’t you? OneTable is more than just a platform to help you plan, organize and execute Shabbat dinners. We’re also a community of people in our 20s and 30s looking to slow down and take in the peaceful joy of Friday night. If you become a host, you’ll be supported in hosting dinners, for eight to 12 guests each, between July and November.
Yeah, but I don’t know if I’m the hosting type.
Okay, so apply and find out – we love all different kinds of hosts. (The application will be live June 1 – sign up here to stay updated.)
Whether you went to one Friday-night gathering in college — or grew up eating challah every week — the only requirement is that you’re curious and interested in bringing your people together.
Meet Our Chicago team:
Eryn grew up in L.A., went to school at UC Berkeley, and is now a proud Chicagoan. Her background is in the non-profit sector with a healthy dash of knowledge of and passion for all things epicurean (she’s even a certified sommelier!). Can you imagine a better combination of skills to launch our newest OneTable city? Neither can we!
Jonathan is a Midwest native, hailing from St. Louis and now ensconced in Wicker Park. He’s our connection to the social dining and food tech industries, and he’s a genius at making and deepening our relationships – with them, with our guests, with our hosts. When he’s not doing that, you can find him devouring anything avocado or going on culinary explorations through different Chicago neighborhoods (sometimes while eating avocado).