After partnering with about 15 Arizona and Phoenix-area chefs, Cloth & Flame is currently planning a series of 12 100-seat dining events. Dates have not yet been set, but here's how it'll work.
Future dinner guests can only reserve a spot by donating now (it’s first come, first served) a minimum of $50 per person to the current online fundraiser. All funds raised at present go directly to the chef and teams of the dinner you’d like to attend.
Then, when Cloth & Flame resumes its outdoor meal services, and the dates and locations are locked in, those early donors will be alerted. Dinner guests will be asked to pay an additional $95 for the other dinner elements — site deposit, production team and service staff payments, the actual dishes, etc.
"These small businesses statewide have been losing money for weeks and many are taking on additional costs to continue to serve and nourish us safely through pickup and to-go programs, many of which don't yield enough revenue to continue to pay cooks, dining room service team members, or bartenders,” Olivia Laux, Cloth & Flame’s co-founder along with her husband, Matt Cooley, says in a press release. “We expect to raise $50,000 for local restaurants through this effort."
To start your reservation process and select your future dinner event, see the Arizona Community Dinner Fundraisers webpage.