This year, give your special someone the ultimate foodie experience by gifting a membership to Fork Monkey. Fork Monkey is a club for supper clubs that provides its members with access to unique and fleeting “food-ventures” that happen in secret locations and often have a waiting list for tickets.
An All-Access membership to Fork Monkey is $69 annually, and gives members access to all events in all cities (currently there are listings in New York, Chicago, LA, Houston, Washington DC, London and Toronto). A Concierge-level membership is $129 annually, and includes upgraded access to an extended network of underground culinary experiences in a far greater range of cities all around the world. Concierge members can submit a request at any time through a dedicated concierge request portal, with upcoming travel plans, or details on the particular type of experience they are looking for. The Fork Monkey team will send a personal response with dining options within 24 hours.
A Fork Monkey Holiday Gift Membership option will be available for purchase through December 31. This option allows gift-givers to purchase an All-Access year-long membership plus $100 voucher for the member to apply to their first Fork Monkey experience, for a discounted package price of $159. Holiday Gift Memberships may be purchased online at http://www.forkmonkey.com.
Launched in May 2016, Fork Monkey finds the best alternative food experiences, personally tastes and vets them and presents them thoughtfully and beautifully on their members-only website. Members can read reviews to get a feel for the vibe of each different experience and salivate over the photos that accompany these write-ups. This ever-growing list of meals in closed-door kitchens, private rooftops, secret-password penthouses and hidden gardens assures Fork Monkey members access to high-quality, memorable and safe experiences that will satisfy the tastes and curiosities of a wide range of foodies.
Fork Monkey partners with visionary chefs and hosts who create each unique experience to foster the continued growth of an underground food community. The company maintains close relationships with their chef and host partners in order to emphasize individual tastes and present options for a wide range of interests. Cooking classes, food tours and farm dinners are also included in the bevy of options presented to members each month.
“Fork Monkey is about food and community,” says Fork Monkey co-founder Marta Kuersten Wolaver. “Our membership offers a social community of individuals who love delicious and adventurous food experiences, and also love meeting new people. Our recommended, vetted events offer intimate, communal dining experiences that you cannot get anywhere else.”
While the site gives public viewers an amuse bouche with the preview section, only members are privy to the full calendar of experiences and have the ability to book their place at the table.
“Our chef and host partners each hold a specific number of tickets for Fork Monkey members to ensure they will have access to the events they desire to attend,” continues Wolaver.
Additionally, Fork Monkey provides a variety of member benefits throughout the year. Currently, members have access to a complimentary food tour of New York’s Chelsea Market which has been curated and is led by Fork Monkey co-founder Marta Kuersten Wolaver. This intimate three-hour tour is personalized to attendees’ food preferences and allows a maximum of four participants per tour.