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April
04
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Chilango: on serving 7m burritos & secrets behind £5.5m crowdfunding campaigns

at dim t, Charlotte Street (map)

Who's coming

  • Eric

    Founder, Chilango

  • Vince

    Founder, zeVie Cars

  • Gil

    Pioneering Fastest growing Retiremet Lifestyle Market- Active 50+ Retirement Holiday Living Community Resorts, summers Villages

  • Rory

    CFO/COO, Cru Kafe

  • Josie

    TableCrowd

  • Rob

    CEO & Founder , Forward Food.Tech Ltd

  • Ben

    Founder, Dylan's Ice Cream

  • Ryan

    Videographer, Williams Lea

  • Laura

    Senior Brand Manager, Pepsico

  • Denis

    Equity Derivatives Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Matt

    Director, Cantina Carnitas

  • Roalt

    Channel Executive , Lightspeed HQ

  • Joshua
  • Charlie

    Project Engineer, BP

  • Matt

    Founder, Eat Safe

  • Rupert

    Co-Founder, Bubble&

  • Alexandra

    Co-Founder, Eat Safe & Club Mob

Waiting List

Venue

dim t

32 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NQ
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Started by:
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Eric Partaker is co-founder & brand evangelist at award winning Mexican restaurant chain Chilango. Chilango serve Mexican food to around 30,000 guests per week, will break £10m in revenue this year, and have served about 7 million burritos to date - enough burritos to cover the whole distance of Great Britain, from Land's End to John o'Groats! We are hungry to find out more from Eric on the Chilango journey and how they have successfully expanded a ‘bricks and mortar’ restaurant chain business, as well as the secrets behind Chilango's £5.5 million crowdfunding campaigns.

This dinner is perfect for…
The food industry, those passionate about building a stand out brand and those interested in their crowdfunding secrets.

The dinner conversation will be…
Eric is obsessed with setting direction and strategy while making sure every aspect of Chilango shines as vibrantly as possible. After dinner, he will be talking about:
✓ Getting branding right and not being afraid to evolve.
✓ Building a ‘bricks and mortar’ restaurant chain.
✓ The importance of utilising investment and the ‘burrito bond’ to grow.
✓ Managing staff, quality and a high-performance culture.
✓ The secrets behind their £5.5 million crowdfunding campaigns.
Expect to learn and be inspired by the story of Chilango, to leave with invaluable tips for your own restaurant or food business and gain the opportunity to speak to others facing similar challenges as you informally over dinner.

Who is Eric Partaker?
Eric grew up in Chicago where he fell in love with both Mexican food and the hospitality industry. He helped pay his way through school with various restaurant and bar jobs and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Finance degree in 1999. Before Chilango Eric worked together with fellow co-founder Dan Houghton at Skype in London. It was whilst at Skype that Eric and Dan started to collaborate on their ambitions to build a Mexican restaurant chain from scratch. They have served around 7 million burritos to date, nearly enough for one for every Londoner!

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.

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Proud to partner with Lightspeed, a mobile point of sale that helps bars, restaurants, and cafés deliver a better customer experience and run a more profitable business.

P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Eric Partaker grew up in Chicago where he fell in love with both Mexican food and the hospitality industry. He helped pay his way through school with various restaurant and bar jobs and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Finance degree in 1999.

Before Chilango, Eric worked together with fellow co-founder Dan Houghton at Skype in London. It was whilst at Skype that Eric and Dan started to collaborate on their ambitions to build a Mexican restaurant chain from scratch. Eric’s obsessed with setting direction and strategy while making sure every aspect of Chilango shines as vibrantly as possible. They currently serve Mexican food to around 30,000 guests per week and will break £10m in revenue this year.

Chilango now has chains across London, have opened in Manchester and have global plans to grow going forward.
Chilango have been voted number 1 Mexican restaurant in London by Zagat, London’s best burritos by Time Out and Harden’s Survey, Top 10 healthiest high street chains by Men’s Health, and number 4 in Condé Nast traveller’s “best chain restaurants around the world”!

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

STARTER PLATTERS TO SHARE

Chicken Wings
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Five Spiced Squid
Chicken Satay
Dim Sum Selection

MAIN COURSES

Chicken Katsu Curry - Chicken breast covered in honey breadcrumbs served with a mild curry sauce

Crispy Thai Fish - Crispy fried cod fillets with pak choi and homemade sauce

Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken or Tofu - Tender pieces of chicken or tofu mixed with vegetables stir fried in our own special kung pao sauce

Malaysian Butternut Squash Curry - Butternut squash with green beans and aubergine in a creamy yellow curry sauce

All main courses are served with fragrant jasmine rice

Josie, one of our TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.

Josie is our Researcher at TableCrowd, she researches people, trends and events in entrepreneurship. Before joining TableCrowd, Josie studied Literature at Oxford University and she uses her creative flair to draw all our individualised place cards. She has done over a thousand to date.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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