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Our culinary
residency

Our culinary residency gives talented chefs the resources to host pop-up dinners. The average residency length is about six months, but it may vary depending on each individual’s goals. When you join the Resident platform, we work with you to support the execution of a multi-course tasting menu for both private dinners and publicly ticketed events. Resident provides you with logistical support, from equipment to staffing to ticketing, allowing you to focus on creating your dishes and developing relationships with guests. Our goal is to accelerate your career growth by building a platform for both creative development and network building.

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Each applicant is considered based on experience, menu, and story. Chef candidates are asked to cook a sample of their tasting menu before receiving an official offer with Resident.

We work with chefs individually to create a schedule that works for them. Most of our chefs cook between two to seven events per month. Chefs can generally expect to work from 3pm to 11pm on event days, and allot necessary time for prep, menu development/sourcing, and occasional team meetings. Because the residency is not a full-time commitment, chefs are encouraged to pursue outside projects, and Resident works to be as flexible as possible in our scheduling.

This is one of our primary goals. We welcome media at our events as long as their presence has been approved ahead of time. We also promote Resident chefs through our owned media and PR efforts.

Resident events take place at various private locations. We have high standards for aesthetics and ambiance, and our spaces and decor reflect that. Chefs may contribute music, florals, and tabletop decor, approved by Resident in advance.

We compensate chefs on a per-event basis.

Resident covers all food and beverage costs, and has relationships with food purveyors to make sourcing as easy as possible. Chefs are responsible for menu development and procurement, and must be on-site to accept all food deliveries. Our chefs work alongside a Resident sommelier to curate a beverage pairing, which will be sourced by Resident.

We typically operate with one sous chef one dishwasher, and 1–2 servers depending on the size of the event.. Chefs may recommend preferred staff, however all event staff is onboarded and paid by Resident.

Our hosting
Program

We are always interested in adding select residential properties to our network. Our partners can provide a space with a fully functional, open plan kitchen, have room for a large dining room table, and are open to hosting at least four events per month.

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We partner with hosts to source spaces for our chefs’ dinners. Guests and staff make use of the kitchen, dining area, living, and outdoor spaces.

Once approved, you’ll work with the Resident team to plan a schedule of events, and Resident will move necessary equipment into the space. On prep and event days, chefs and staff will require access to the kitchen and dining area. Kitchen tools, plateware, and decor are supplied by Resident. The dinner location remains confidential to the public, and is revealed only to confirmed guests 36 hours in advance. Guests arrive at 7:00pm, and the event concludes by 10:00pm.

We’re looking for real estate developers, brokers, homeowners, and companies who are interested in inviting Resident into their space. Spaces can range from a private apartment to a shared amenity space to a commercial kitchen and dining room.

Locations are treated with the utmost respect and care. Hosts are provided with third-party liability insurance to protect against the unlikely event that a lawsuit or claim is filed. A Resident representative is always present throughout the events to handle all logistics. In the unlikely event of an incident, the company will repair or replace damaged property.

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