Our Story

Dinner at Eight History - Established 1991

Dinner at Eight has been organising social dinner events for singles in Melbourne since 1991. During this time, we have helped over 25,000 discerning single men and women make new friends, enjoy an evening out in great company, discover new restaurants, and even meet their special someone.

With more than 25 years of experience, we are proven experts at social dinners and understand the needs of Melbourne's singles to combine good food with good company.  We continue to have more and more members joining everyday, expanding our membership to be the largest in Melbourne and will open our Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane dinner clubs soon. 

Our Team

The Dinner Club is managed by Katja Rembrandt, who brings a lifetime experience of organising social events with 15 years experience in professional recruitment and executive search. This career background means Katja has expertise in professional etiquette, communication, presentation, relating and compatibility both socially and in business.  Katja’s passion for helping people make friends and find success in romance is altruistically motivated, as her role in the company is the product of what was initially a hobby. Since her early 20's, she has organised dinner events, cocktail evenings, supper nights, movie screenings, wine tastings, art gallery visits, cooking demonstrations, ski trips, sailing weekends, and even vintage car picnics. From casual to black tie, and quirky to formal, Katja has hosted events in cities such as London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Florence, Geneva, Hamburg, Stockholm and even Kuala Lumpur before arriving in Australia. Her vivacious charisma and positive outlook on life makes her well suited as the manager of Dinner at Eight, as she provides support and tactful critique to members to assist them with a journey of good food in good company on the path to love. 

Katja is supported by a dedicated administration and consulting team whose roles involve supporting our members via telephone and email to ensure the smooth running of the dinner club, as well as actively seeking and researching new opportunities with the many Dinner at Eight restaurants and partners. Our team members have a background in psychology, sociology and public relations with a strong interest in the philosophy of love and relationships. And of course share a love of good food!

As our Dinner Club is expanding to Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane, please let us  know if you would like to join the team!

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