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It all started with a dinner party.

Amber Mayfield started To Be Hosted in 2017 when she saw a need for social experiences that would highlight Black culture and connect multicultural audiences. She began by inviting 24 strangers to a co-working space for a dinner party with live music and a few other surprises. By the end of the night, these 24 strangers were laughing and exchanging stories like they were old friends. On this night, To Be Hosted came to life.

Since then, To Be Hosted has grown into a boutique agency specializing in intimate dinners and immersive experiences. Today we produce events for our favorite brands, and some amazing couples.

It all started with a dinner party.

Amber Mayfield started To Be Hosted in 2017 when she saw a need for social experiences that would highlight Black culture and connect multicultural audiences. She began by inviting 24 strangers to a co-working space for a dinner party with live music and a few other surprises. By the end of the night, these 24 strangers were laughing and exchanging stories like they were old friends. On this night, To Be Hosted came to life.

Since then, To Be Hosted has grown into a boutique agency specializing in intimate dinners and immersive experiences. Today we produce events for our favorite brands, and some amazing couples.

What's the vibe?

To Be Hosted is about the people - the people eating, the people cooking, the people serving - everyone. We're all in it together, and we're all committed to having a great time. Our events maintain the highest standards in hospitality, while rejecting the pretentious vibe that typically surrounds fine affairs. Will there be fancy glassware? Sure - and fresh flowers, too. But there will also be rap music, streetwear, and a well seasoned main course.

What's the vibe?

To Be Hosted is about the people - the people eating, the people cooking, the people serving - everyone. We're all in it together, and we're all committed to having a great time. Our events maintain the highest standards in hospitality, while rejecting the pretentious vibe that typically surrounds fine affairs. Will there be fancy glassware? Sure - and fresh flowers, too. But there will also be rap music, streetwear, and a well seasoned main course.

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We are a whole mood.

Whether it's a dish that reminds you of home or an impromptu sing along of Erykah Badu’s Bag Lady, we get it - we know just what you need and when you need it.

We're a whole mood.

Whether it's a dish that reminds you of home or an impromptu sing along of Erykah Badu’s Bag Lady, we get it - we know just what you need and when you need it.

We build tables big enough for everyone.

We look beyond just one “seat at the table” to focus on how we can create more equitable and interesting social gatherings. At the heart of our dinner parties are Black chefs, musicians and artists that make our experiences truly unique. For more than 400 years, Black culture has shaped American food, music, and the arts. Our mission is to celebrate Black culture through highly intentional dining experiences, while creating safe spaces for everyone to eat, learn, and grow together.

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