A few benefits of communal eating is pretty simple: Just gather some people together around food with a chef, sit down together, talk, eat, and enjoy! Meals with friends are way more appealing when one person doesn’t have to do all the work — just make sure to find out what dishes people like ahead of time so there aren’t eight mixed opinions when it’s time to eat.
One of the best parts about eating with friends — aside from the good company — is, well, eating. Funky Recipe food is delicious because it’s real food. Commitments are way harder to break when they’re scheduled in advance. With our group, we try to establish a meeting time that works for everybody the majority of the time — say, every Tuesday evening — and stick to it.