Don’t Just Network – Get Involved

As you may be aware Grub Club Cambridge recently celebrated it’s 3rd birthday. The aim of Grub Club Cambridge was always to get foodies together, chat, network and collaborate to make amazing things happen. During our quarterly networking dinners we have visited a vast array of wonderful establishments, provided a host of inspiring speakers and not to mention, enjoyed the most amazing food and drink along the way.  But have you ever thought how could you get more exposure at the events?  Have you considered becoming more involved?

Hosting an Event

Lets hear from Joanna Plumb at Edible Ornamentals who hosted our wonderful 3rd birthday bash.

Oh what a night!

Thursday evening was fast approaching and thoughts lead as to whether the Grub Club Cambridge guests would enjoy their evening at Edible Ornamentals.  What food delights would these shrewd business people be expecting?  A La Carte, buffet style, modern British, gourmet?  So we opted for what we knew best, jalapenos poppers and spicy Inferno wings from our café menu along with shredded duck in plum sauce from our cookery classes to one of my favourites, roasted Anaheim salad with balsamic vinegar and oregano.   The guests devoured the food.

Next, thoughts passed to how we could best entertain the guests to give them a memorable and up beat evening.  We started with a talk on the  unconventional beginning to our chilli business.  This was met with a round of applause.  The guests were next invited into our chilli greenhouse and the difference between mild, medium, hot and ferocious chillies was explained to them by the enthusiastic Shawn.

After the success of the meal, Olly gave a guided gourmet tasting session of our award winning sauces and freshly picked chillies.  We were impressed by how many of the guests actually tried the world’s hottest chillies.  They were definitely troopers.

The networking part of the evening was amazing with everyone chatting and swapping contact details.  We’ve already had several meetings with the some of the attendees and it’s only been a week since the meal.  All in all, the event was a huge success with meeting new people and creating working relationship with several of the people in the room.  I highly recommend hosting or attending Grub Club Cambridge meetings.  You won’t regret it and you will profit from going.

The event was a huge success and the hospitality shown by Joanna, Shawn and Ollie was second-to-none.

Sponsoring an event

Sponsoring an event is a great promotional platform for your business.  You will be given the opportunity to address the room and discuss what your business as to offer the food and drink industry, you could talk about a burning industry topic, or simply promote an offer which could benefit the attendees.

Here’s a few words from Tracy Grazioli – Director International Anglia Santander plc

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for inviting me to speak at the Grub Club evening & explain Santander’s International proposition including our Trade Portal in a superb location with delicious food. The event was well attended by different businesses who were very friendly giving a warm welcoming atmosphere ! The feedback from everyone has been fantastic ! Everything ran smoothly & the evening turned out perfectly. It was also a great pleasure to have you Vhari speak about the wonderful experience you had on the Santander Chile Trade Mission – thank you.”

It’s always great to see Tracy at our events, she is a great supporter of the food and drink industry and fabulous at getting the most from networking opportunities.

More Ways to be Involved

There are also many other ways of getting involved and helping to promoted your business with Grub Club Cambridge, you could consider:


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Being a welcome drink sponsor at one of the events.  Each attendee will get a glass of your product as they arrive and you are free to say a few words about your product.



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Providing some of your incredible food in the Goodie Bags which are given away at the end of each event. Every guest who attends Grub Club gets a free Goodie bag which is packed with products, leaflet, magazines and information, these tote bags are a huge success.




Donating a foodie gift, a free business consultation, a foodie experience to one of our raffles (selected events only)



If you would like to maximise your exposure at a Grub Club Cambridge event, do get in touch