Communal Eating Buzz Report (Mike (Self-Selected Group (More sociable,…
Communal Eating Buzz Report
Unexpected converstions; randomness
Danger of groupthink?
Could be loud; obnoxious
Dependent on "civility"
Communal tables don't require reservatoins
Cure for loneliness
Allows you to "disconnect"
Benefits of communal eating
communal eating makes for an enjoyable experience, especially when dining with a group.
Sopar a la fresca
Communal dining needs someone to facilitate and group people together
Colleges tend to have communal dining areas for monetary reasons
Downsides to communal eating
it feels like a dinner party where a bunch of people show up unannounced.
Some people prefer to eat alone
"Communal tables only work when you have a social lubricant."
“People clamor for more interaction in their daily lives. The restaurant industry responded by experimenting with putting strangers together.”
When strangers gather happily together at a table, it’s because they’re getting something more than a standard meal or drink out of it.
Customized food requirement
Find local food when visiting another city
Get familiar with local environment when visiting another city
Cooking at home as a part time job
Know from app what kind of food people living nearby want to eat
Cook together to social
Improve cooking skill
A shared place for communal eating