Over the past several months, Audrey has opened up her beloved backyard to food lovers seeking transformative meals and a different atmosphere from the restaurant scene in San Diego. Eventually, she began to wonder if she could expand her social gatherings into something a bit more formal.
Audrey started to hunt for a chef who would be interested in not just cooking food for her supper clubs, but one who would approach it for how she saw it: an art form and an experience.
“I made a list of five chefs, but I didn’t even interview the four others because I saw Peter Calley’s artistic passion and devotion to food within minutes,” says Audrey. “He had the vision for a supper club and I had the space.”
No two dinners are rarely the same, and no two dishes are ever repeated at a meal. Audrey acts as the host and icebreaker for the evening, asking attendees to share a favorite joke, song, or anecdote that reflects their personalities while Peter whips up innovative meals in the kitchen with his team.
For many, the supper clubs are a new way to meet neighbors, make new friends, and break bread with individuals in the community.
“People feel they’re part of a group,” Audrey explains. “And yet, at the same time, when one person speaks, everyone can listen.”
Originally reported by San Diego Uptown News. Photo courtesy of Culinary Hedonism Supper Club.
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