at the end of 2016, we partnered up with amber breitenberg for her seasonal supper series, makers meals. earlier in the year, we’d been guests at her gorgeous summer supper at republic restoratives distillery— we had such an awesome experience, so we were quite thrilled to take on a new role in the meal as her partners for the winter supper!
so, why makers meals? we’re a small agency that really takes our commitment to supporting small, good businesses to heart. the food industry in dc is more vibrant than ever— from the diverse array of local farms and markets to our recent sweep of michelin-starred restaurants, dc has become a pretty delicious place to live and work. makers meals was an opportunity for us to create a collective space for those food farmers, makers, and lovers to come together and support one another, around a beautiful table of seriously delicious food.
with a brand concept and voice already established by amber, our focus was to really make that brand come alive, both online and in dynamic ways throughout the evening. we established a more formal brand package for the event including a logo, print materials, and a website to showcase the various meals, and highlight the communities and makers we work with for each event, and sell tickets.
we also conceptualized a separate maker’s table for the winter supper. this, for us, was about engaging dc businesses outside the food space, and tying in our personal focus on small business leadership and entrepreneurism. serving as an “irl” holiday gift-guide, the table was a styled mix of products from crafters and makers across dc, from wallets from stitch and rivet to jewelry from kicheko goods. the orchestration of a beautiful experience is way more than creating a ‘good vibe’ for us. our end result? extending the experience beyond the evening into real, organic connections between business and participant. and frankly, it was damn delicious, too— though we may have said that already.
all photos courtesy of marisa albrecht.
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