Food lovers are nice people and we are doing our best to keep this community limited to people whose main interest is cooking good food and meeting new people. Also risks of your guests causing trouble to large extent are mitigated by the fact that you will never be alone and there will be some other people with you (your team plus two other unrelated teams allocated to be your guests randomly).
However, the organizers cannot take responsibility for your safety and you always need to stay alert (as you would in any other public place in the town) and be careful (especially with that hot pan!).
The event is free of charge. The only cost you will have is to cover the groceries required to cook a meal for six to nine people (including yourself), plus the drinks. On the other hand, others will be cooking and serving drinks to you. You cook once and eat twice during the evening and the bottom line is that you pay for your own dinner.
Remember that everyone is welcome – couples, singles, friends and colleagues. No problem if you register alone - make a note in the registration and we will find do our best to find a cooking companion for you!
If you registered a friend and they inform you that they can not attend anymore, you can edit your team via event page (Dashboard / Joined events / Edit team). You have two options - from the drop down menu you can either chose to participate alone or enter new friend’s details instead of the friend who can not participate.
While nomhop is invite only community at the moment, in order to organize an event on nomhop by yourself you have to participate in at least one event prior to that. This is needed to ensure that you understand how nomhop works.
Then you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you the necessary access and instructions. It will take you just a few minutes to set it up and invite your friends to your own nomhop event!
Yes - your brightest smile and an empty stomach. Generally host takes care of the drinks because only they know what they are cooking and what drinks suit their meal best. On the other hand it is always a nice gesture to bring a bottle of wine - so it’s totally up to you!
If you are making a starter, you will have as much time for preparations as you wiah. But if you are making main dish or dessert, you will be entering your house at about the same time as the guests. Prepare the ingredients in advance, cut those onions or and set the table. And there are so many deserts that can be made in advance! For main dish, try to find a recipe that takes no longer than 45 minutes. The cooking of main dish will be done when your guests are there, so feel free to include them. The event can be not just about eating together but also about cooking together. Still, the best jokes emerge in a messy kitchen!
Take it easy trust the flow! Follow the instructions from the email and find out the best mode of transport to get to your next host. Be on time! This is essential for the event to work. It worked in Italy – so you will be fine. For example, if the email says that the dinner starts at 19:00, you need to make sure that you get to your host’s place by 19:00. Otherwise you will make others wait. Plus any delays mean less time to enjoy the meal that someone has prepared for you with all their heart.
We will email you the mobile phone numbers of the hosts in advance, it will also be available on the event page if you login to your account on nomhop.com. That way you can call them if their place is difficult to find.