Ampersand Dinners began in January 2016, when Elizabeth Eichhorn realized she was yearning for a different kind of networking experience. Elizabeth had attended a string of unsatisfying networking events, where most people only cared about her job title and how she could benefit them. Elizabeth believed there had to be a better way. She decided to combine her two loves—food and connecting people—and the Ampersand Dinner was born.
We’ve been growing the Ampersand community for two years, hosting bi-monthly dinners and quarterly happy hours with an ever-expanding list of creative collaborators. We are proud to be one of the most unique places to make an authentic connection in Los Angeles.
ENJOY A MEAL
Each dinner is a unique experience, informed by our ever-changing cuisine and location. We partner with up-and-coming chefs, vendors, and venues around Los Angeles that are committed to building relational business. We believe that sometimes what we do puts us in a box, but that sharing a meal and telling stories are powerful tools in transcending our own assumptions. At each Ampersand you’ll meet 15-20 individuals from all parts of Los Angeles over a glass of wine, without revealing what you do for a living. You’ll continue the conversation over a beautiful meal with the aid of our signature Ampersand questions to help get the discussion flowing.
At the end of the night you’ll get the chance to discover what it is your dining companions do and you’ll go home with a roster of connections, both email and social media, to collaborate with in the future.
In addition to the community built at each dinner, every guest is invited to the Ampersand Dinner Community, a closed Facebook group for folks who have shared a meal together. In the Community, guests have the chance to continue conversations, make new connections, and access exclusive private events. If you haven’t stopped by