What do you get when you put three amazing things together – great food, saving the planet and a sick party? The answer is CHOMP’s first-year anniversary party! CHOMP is turning one, and they are celebrating by throwing a birthday party like no other on November 11 at Soho House.
So what is CHOMP? About a year ago, the food waste app launched into the F&B world of Hong Kong. It was designed to change the way people feel about consuming food instead of letting it go to waste. It connects F&B businesses to customers, allowing them to rescue a mystery box of unsold food items directly from the outlets.
Their mission was to tackle three main issues Hong Kong was facing while bringing goodness to everyone involved. The first was to provide the F&B industries with an alternative source of income; the second was to help citizens during the hardest point of the pandemic by bringing them great food at an affordable price; and the third was to help the landfill situation of Hong Kong.
It’s been one year already since their launch, and it’s now time to celebrate, so co-founder Carla Martinesi is throwing CHOMP a birthday party. With a background in hospitality and having worked extensively in the F&B field, she wanted to bring together her passion for the industry and her love of Hong Kong.
“This is a huge milestone. CHOMP is a new concept, and it is important to celebrate the small wins,” Martinesi says. “We would like to give a platform, not only to our vendors but also to those who have supported us in the past year. Especially during really hard times, like COVID.”
Everyone is invited – from vendors to friends of the industry and sustainability to those trying to do a better job at making Hong Kong a little greener. “This is a night where people can come, celebrate, enjoy, meet those who are behind the product, and meet those behind the food that is created on CHOMP and be able to celebrate that win,” she says.
A small entrance fee of HK$150 unlocks a night of food, drinks, networking and great music in the heart of Sai Ying Pun. And on top of all that, there’s the chance to win some great prizes from sustainability brands and F&B outlets alike, as well as a special feature prize from HK Tramways – a party on their famous party tram, Tram #18.
The general admission ticket includes a free drink and entry into CHOMP’s raffle. The party will be at Soho House in the House Studio from 19:00 to 23:00. Are you excited to party while doing something good for the environment? ‘Cause we sure are.