What’s it like to organise your own TableCrowd dinner? By Pooja Dhiman

More and more of our members are taking the plunge and organising their own social dining experience on TableCrowd. Why? Well, it means they can choose the restaurant (their fav or somewhere local), on a date that suits them and with a theme of their choice. Our technology connects seamlessly with over 3,000 UK restaurants, providing real time booking. This makes it really convenient and easy to use. Users can start a table in seconds and leave the rest to us – we increase the booking size automatically based on how many people join the table. Pooja Dhiman organised a dinner around the topic of meditation and this is how it was for her.

“I hosted my first TableCrowd table in April and I themed it around my biggest passion: meditation. I’ve always wanted to teach people about meditation and mindfulness and I thought this would be a great way to get started on that journey. I also loved the TableCrowd concept and wanted to try it.

We had dinner at Fire and Stone in Covent Garden, How to be happier and go for your dreams. The venue is buzzy and has a great pizza menu, so it was perfect for a group. I was definitely a little nervous before I got there but once I arrived and introduced myself to the other diners, it was absolutely fine and we had fun. For me, it was great to meet new people and to actually be able to talk and engage over something we were all interested in.

We discussed some of the misconceptions people had about meditation and I suggested some easy techniques for people to start with, just to try it out. I also talked about my own experiences and how meditation and mindfulness has made me happier and more successful. I am launching a business about mindfulness and so hosting a table was the perfect way to dip my toe in the water and get some informal feedback about what people think meditation and mindfulness is. Without TableCrowd I wouldn’t be able to meet these people and if I did, we may not get the chance to talk like this, so I got a lot out of it and I think the other diners did too. We even started a Meditation Crowd on the website, which is another brilliant way of connecting with people and I found out later that lots of people wanted to attend the dinner and would like me to host another evening.

TableCrowd is a brilliant forum for putting your passions into action and engaging with people over one of life’s simplest pleasures: food! I’m really glad I hosted a table and to anyone thinking of starting a business, or just looking to go outside their comfort zone and meet new people, you will love getting involved with TableCrowd.

I’ll be organizing another dinner very soon and who knows, maybe in future we can have a TableCrowd meditation event!”

Pooja has organised another dinner. This time it is about meditation and mindfulness and she is linking it especially to food. Check it out here: Mindful Eating and Weight Loss – how meditation can help

If you want to write about your experiences on TableCrowd, please get in touch, hello@tableCrowd.com.

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