“Dining with one's friends and beloved family is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” Julia Child
Inspired by his travels and unique food experiences abroad, Noah Karesh wanted to unlock the diverse food and cultural potential of cities everywhere. Flooded with too many impersonal and sterile restaurants, he sought to reintroduce the original social dining option: the home cooked meal.
From this Feastly is grown into a central marketplace where passionate chefs connect with adventurous eaters seeking more authentic dining options by offering unique meals served in a chef’s home. In lowering the barriers to entry for chef to share their culinary skills and stories with the world, he wanted to let chefs monetize their passions and provide exciting new food opportunities for eaters.
At present, Feastly is a growing community of eaters and chefs who want more from dining. Feasters seek authentic food, served around big tables with good people. They are adventurous, but remember their humble food beginnings. A Feaster may be just as excited about an inviting bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich as she is for a goat roast. And, our chefs are a talented, hospitable group of food lovers with incredible abilities to turn their homes into warm, inviting spaces filled with the wonderful flavors and aromas of their favorite dishes.
Now, won't you join us for a meal and help us to revolutionize dining?
April 23, abcnews.go.com
A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes. Cookapp, for example, is just the latest to launch in the U.S., connecting adventurous diners with independent chefs — and even just ambitious amateur cooks — willing to host dinners at their homes and other offbeat locations.
April 23, wired.com
Trust and sharing in the collaborative economy.
April 21, techcrunch.com
Over the last few years, a number of marketplaces have popped up to enable people who have assets or time to share them with others: There’s Airbnb for hosts who wish to share their apartments with guests who wish to stay there; RelayRides to allow people to share their cars with others who want to rent them; and Lyft to connect drivers with passengers in their cities.
Now there’s Feastly, which provides a marketplace to connect hungry eaters with cooks nearby.
March 24, smartertravel.com
You travel thousands of miles to experience new cultures. So why would you settle for a generic hotel or nondescript tourist restaurant? The burgeoning peer-to-peer or sharing-economy movement allows travelers to skip the traditional booking options and live la vita local by staying in other people's homes, driving their cars, eating in their kitchens, and otherwise, seeing a new destination through their eyes.
Jan. 16, npr.org
With website names like Eat With, Side Tour, VoulezVousDiner and Feastly, a new food trend that is sweeping New York and other cities allows diners to enjoy fine meals inside someone else's home. Think of it as Airbnb for hungry people.
Jan. 2, forbes.com
It's being called the "Sharing Economy," "Mesh Economy," "Collaborative Consumption," and now the "Collaborative Economy." Whatever term prevails, it's about a more efficient way of using valuable resources to benefit people, business and the planet.
Dec. 27, liberation.fr
Marie Ottavi of French newspaper Liberation investigates the phenomenon of dining with strangers; a 2.0 social recipe for the dinner table.
Dec. 16, www3.nhk.or.jp
Those with an entreprenurial spirit are turning to the internet, they market their skills and attributes to something deemed the sharing economy; Feastly is just one such way individuals can take hold of their talents and turn them into viable businesses.
Dec. 15, travelandleisure.com
A slew of websites are enabling home cooks—amateurs and professionals alike—to invite out-of-towners into their private dining rooms.
Dec. 14, chenyuz.quora.com
Chenyu dives into the theory that the future may look a lot like the past, and that dining together through building community is A-OK in her book.
Dec. 12, shareable.net
The sharing economy has spawned hundreds of websites all offering new methods for trading, bartering, renting, teaching, learning, riding, biking -- you name it. With Facebook and Twitter you get a headstart on who you’re dealing with beforehand, making it more fun (and less awkward). Many of these sites are benefitting local communities, local commerce and all the while decreasing resource consumption.
Nov. 29, pando.com
Startups are seeking to change the way we buy groceries, eat out, host dinner parties, pay for drinks, and cook our meals. Investors are paying attention.
Nov. 21, the-magazine.org
People invite strangers into their homes for company and extra money.
Nov. 13, npr.org
Increasingly, individuals are reaching out to each other through the Internet. Thousands of Americans have started renting out their underused personal assets online to earn extra cash. They rent their apartments while they are away for the weekend, lend their cars for cash and even sell their spare time.
Sept. 10, dailycal.org
Daily Cal's food editor explains the Feastly platform for those looking for an experience outside of a restaurant.
Aug. 14, medium.com
“Join us at our table,” Feastly is a platform connecting cooks with adventurous diners in cooks’ homes, aiming to lower barriers for entry into the food space and provide feasters with more authentic, dynamic and social food experiences.
March 12, mercurynews.com
Feastly's goal is to connect diners to chefs, home cooks and even fellow diners for a meal they can share together.
Jan. 15, npr.org
Here's the skinny on four companies dedicated to helping people find, organize, monetize and manage supper clubs.
May 31, huffingtonpost.com
To an outsider, a Feastly meal looks a lot like a dinner party you pay to attend, where you don't know anyone. Co-founder Noah Karesh puts it a little differently. "Feastly leverages the best of technology to build real bread-breaking community using three simple ingredients: delicious food, an inviting home environment and good people."
April 29, washingtonpost.com
Feastly, co-founded by Noah Karesh and Danny Harris, is the outgrowth of a pitch the pair made during November’s D.C. Startup Weekend. Karesh came up with the idea after having a hard time finding authentic cuisine while on vacation in Guatemala.
“The concept of using the dinner table as that original social network was something that really appealed to both of us,” Harris said.
March 30, washingtoncitypaper.com
Sam Hiersteiner attends a Feastly meal in Adam's Morgan DC.
Feb. 17, wamu.org
If the folks at Feastly have their way, people may soon find themselves dining in a home they’ve never visited before, surrounded by a table of perfect strangers. (includes audio piece)