Work’s been running your life – and it’s not even satisfying anymore.
That masters program is done and you’ve got space to breathe again.
Life’s been so busy, you haven’t done a thing for yourself in ages.
Or, you started a family and your time isn’t your own anymore.
The fun you feels like a distant memory.
You want quality time with friends, real connection, and those interesting, soul-stirring conversations back.
But that once in a while catch-up won’t going to give it to you.
And getting friends together is like herding cats.
You need something consistent – a reason – to come together.
It’s the perfect excuse to drink wine,
eat great food, and talk
– without the book you won’t read and the silly games.
And we’ll make it easy to get one started,
without the work of entertaining.
By saving you the headache of planning the meal…
By lightening the load and making it easy for friends to bring a dish…
And by stirring up interesting and inspiring conversations…
No more spending time on classes, games or books in the hopes of the quality time and conversations you crave.
All it really takes is a great meal with a spark of inspiration.
Let’s get your dinner dates going in style!
Hey there! I’m Kristine Schoonmaker,
Creator of Bold Dish®.
I believe great conversations can shape our life – and too often we waste precious time with friends just catching up. So I set out to create more opportunities to really connect – over delectable food and (of course) a cocktail in hand….
In 2009, when 4 busy girlfriends and I started a dinner group, we had no idea how much more meaningful our time together would be. Now, I can’t imagine life without my monthly dinner date. I want to make it easy for you
to have one too.
“We loved that everything was done for us…the planning, the playlist, the food, the drinks. I hate trying to figure out what to serve guests so it was really nice not to have to do any of the planning for once!“
It’s not hard – or overwhelming – to get started.
Invite a few inspiring ladies to join you for dinner.
Do some simple prep (it’s all laid out for you).
Indulge in delicious food & full-bodied conversation.
If you love it, schedule another Bold Dish!
Just bust it open, follow the plan and get ready to dish.
No fuss no muss.
From your first dinner, you’ll want to do it again and again.
So, while we’re whipping up your order,
Kristine will send you 4 quick steps
– “Must Haves” if you will –
to get your dinner group started strong and keep things easy breezy!
"It’s so important to not let your life revolve around ONLY your husband, kids, or work. Friends are there for you in good and tough times but those relationships have to be fostered.
Bold Dish is a great excuse to set aside a few hours to maintain and strengthen those connections…while enjoying great food.
I get to try new recipes with gals I absolutely adore.
I’ve grown existing relationships I never imagined would be so strong.
And who doesn’t love a girls night!"
“What a memorable, fun experience with my girlfriends! It truly brought us closer together by understanding one another better.
The conversation was meaningful. The format made it easy for me to host and actually enjoy my party and my guests walked away “WOW’d.
Plus, my husband and son said it was the best food I've ever cooked.
I can’t wait to host another Bold Dish dinner!”
"Bold Dish is much more than your average girls night - it's a chance to catch up, connect, inspire, and reflect.
We all work so hard in our professional and personal lives, this is our chance to take some time for ourselves, enjoy the company of amazing women, and connect on a new level.
It's an experience that I am forever grateful for. Make a date with some girl friends to welcome Bold Dish into your life. You won't regret it! "
We already know what you’re thinking…
Wait...you mean to tell us you don't have 1 free night a month? That's all you need. Everybody's got that! And if you don't, then girlfriend we REALLY need to talk. We know you’ve gotta be there for everyone at home. But don’t you secretly wish they’d appreciate you more? Let them fend for themselves – just a little - believe us they'll do just fine. When you come home refreshed, they'll jump on board in no time and be kickin’ that cute butt of yours out the door every time…
Sweet! That’s fantastic that you’ve got an amazing, tight-knit group that TOTALLY get who you really are. They challenge you to think differently, help you cut through the crap to see what you really want and have amazing-spring-you-forward-in-life conversations with about more than diapers, your jerk-of-a-boss and that latest fight you and the hubs had. We want every dish on the planet to be so lucky! But if that’s not quite the case, you might want to give us a try after all.
You know what? You could! And, maybe even better! But will you? Do you really have the time? Besides, while you LOVE to entertain, don’t you secretly wish you had someone you could trust to do all that pesky planning for you?
Have no fear, my dear…we’ll walk you through that too. It might not be who you’d first think of anyway!
You’d be surprised. Besides, how many women that you know EVER walk away from a really empowering conversation saying, “meh, that was such a waste, I’ve got WAY better things to do with my time?”