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Starting June 19, a well-known chef with a reputation for innovation is inviting the tech elite in nearly two dozen cities to gorge on gourmet food and strike up new business partnerships.That’s the plan anyway. Chef Wheeler del Torro is famous for pop-up restaurants where people buy tickets for meals but don’t learn where the restaurant will be until the last minute.
He’s also famous for vegan ice cream, healthy soul food (yes, such a thing IS possible), and other improbably delicious fare. He’s been called the vegan Willie Wonka.
Now he’s decided to hit the road with a series of dinner parties limited to ONLY tech startup people and investors.
He’s calling the series Small Bytes (get it?) and so far he’s got over 20 cities on the schedule. The first one is in Boston on June 19 at the French Cultural centre.
He calls it “like a blind date without the fear. You’re not sure whom you will have the opportunity to meet, but the potential is there for mutually beneficial relationships.”
Why has he singled out the tech world? Because early in his career, he dated a tech entrepreneur and realised this industry was as much about getting to know people as it was about tech.
“It is one thing to have a database of friends, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. I work with the tech industry to help them cultivate their databases on a personal level,” he told Business Insider.
Chef Wheeler del Torro has a great reputation in the foodie blog world for his pop-up dinner parties, which are typically NOT open to the public.
The Small Bytes parties won’t be cheap. Tickets for the one in Boston will run about $350. Here’s where to find more information.
Who knows? Worst case, you get a great meal. Best case, you get funded.