New dinner club experience launches this month


By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer

The brains behind the award-winning Craft Food Tours and food and lifestyle blog, Take A Bite Out of Boca, both based in Delray Beach, have joined forces to bring South Florida locals the ultimate VIP dining experience.

Craft Collective — A South Florida Dinner Club is all about providing its members with access to private, chef-led events at the area’s top restaurants.

While many restaurants and chefs host various kinds of special dinner events, there is no exclusive membership-based club like this one, which launches this month on Jan. 9 at Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach.

Craft Collective gives guest a way out of the “normal” South Florida dining scene, and into an interactive and unparalleled culinary experience.

Membership costs are $149 per person for the year, and provide exclusive access to two dinner events per month, which will be around $79 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Club features include the following:

Craft Collective takes over top independent restaurants and turns them into stages upon which chefs perform in an intimate group setting for an audience of food lovers.

Chefs will craft experimental multi-course menus with cocktail, wine or beer pairings and come out of the kitchen throughout the event to introduce the dishes, share stories and answer questions from dinner guests.

Club members break bread around communal tables and evaluate each course on provided feedback cards, which is shared with the chefs, closing the collaborative circle.

In addition to the dinner events, members will enjoy access to a curated collective of exclusive perks from participating restaurants and foodie-focused brands.

Dinner events are extremely exclusive, private and only available to Craft Collective members, and will span top restaurants in Palm Beach County and North Broward.

Aside from the kick-off event at Oceans 234, additional confirmed restaurants at this time include The Rebel House, Cabana El Rey, Crazy Uncle Mike’s, The Wine Room Kitchen & Bar and Driftwood, with many more to come.

These events are geared toward adults 21+ and members must purchase tickets to dinners in advance. Depending on the size of the restaurant space, the maximum number of guests per dinner will vary. Members are allowed to bring one guest to each dinner for an additional, higher rate.

Craft Collective founders, Anthony Guzman, Matt Guidice and Shaina Wizov, are advocates for showcasing the food, history and culture that South Florida restaurants have to offer. They are excited to give restaurant chefs an opportunity to experiment with new recipes, share their passion for cooking, and connect with their guests in a meaningful way.

Memberships are available for purchase online at