Foodhost brings people in local communities together to meet and eat amazing meals. As an online community platform for people to create and share local dinner parties, Foodhost gives everyone a break from creating their own meals and an opportunity to save money and time all while making new friends.
Once signed up, users can scroll through events taking place in their city and use a “credit” to purchase a seat at the dinner party and receive the contact information of the host. Once a user has signed up they can post messages and questions before attending the soiree, or even provide comments / reviews along with a rating afterward.
The events are categorized as “Series” or a “One off”. A One off event is similar to a pot-luck where everyone attending brings something different to contribute to the event (dessert, entertainment or drinks for example). While a Series involves everyone taking a turn to host their own dinner party for all the members over a course of time.
Due to launch in late August and currently only available in the UK, Foodhost sells credits at £2 per successful booking for each user. Customers of Foodhost are able to save money on utility bills and weekly food shopping all while trying new dishes and eating somewhere different with new friends each time. If you live in the UK you will be able to sign up right now and start using Foodhost when it launches at the end of the summer.
We think Foodhost has huge potential and can see how some of the current user experience trends can be applied right away-such as gamification. It would be exciting to see users get rewarded for participated and leveling up if they host or attend more and more dinner events–and possibly coupling that with discounts with local businesses for being an avid user. What do you think of Foodhost?