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Become an Ambassador!

Are you a community leader and a foodie?
Want to make some money?
We are looking for Ambassadors to help us grow. 

Hello there. I'm Laurel Chiten, the founder of Friends with Forks.

I was an award winning independent filmmaker for over 30 years and I'm also a foodie. One summer day in 2019,  I walked into a restaurant around the corner from me, and had a vision of people in my neighborhood sitting around a table eating together. That was it! The idea of Friend with Forks was born! I dropped my film career and made a 180 degree turn.

I have been growing Friends with Forks for over two years and what has excited me the most is the idea of working with other leaders like you, and spreading it around the world. That has always been the long term vision.

I call these leaders "Ambassadors".

I have learned quite a bit from having produced several in-person  and virtual events for a year. I have created systems, assets, websites and marketing materials so that as an Ambassador you will have all the tools you need to get up and running, and on-going support.

This is where you come in.

I am looking to invite a small group of people from anywhere in the world, to jump in with us, and grow it together.
One community at a time. One meal at a time.

Even if you're not ready to become an Ambassador right now, please get on our list so you can follow the journey.

One thing I can promise you, we are going to create something amazing.

If you want to be a part of this adventure, click on the button below.

ox Laurel

What is Friends with Forks?

Friends with Forks is a community based membership that strives to bring people together, eat great food, and meet like minded people in our neighborhoods.

We believe we can build a vibrant local and international community around the dinner table!

This is for you if you...

  • If the mission of Friends with Forks sparks a fire in your belly.

  • Are a foodie.

  • Enjoy building a community.

  • Have a related business and brand that you want to expand.

  • Want to make money.

  • Want to get in on the ground floor and build something great.

The MISSION of Friends with Forks is to make friends and build community over food.

The VISION of Friends with Forks is to focus on local, and become global.


There are several ways to make money from being an Ambassador.
1. You can gross up the cost of any event. ie: if a restaurant wants to charge $50 per person (including tax and tip) you can charge $65/pp. You keep the $15/pp (minus fees). Friends with Forks does not take any of that money.It is all yours. 
2. The Friends with Forks membership. Any member that signs up from your region, you get a share of the profits. Ambassadors receive a percentage of the recurring monthly membership fee. 
3. PERK: You also get a complimentary dinner at every event!

Heck no! As long as you love the idea of Friends with Forks!

Well, yes. You will have to have a basic understanding of marketing and how to build Friends with Forks in your community. With that said, we will guide you and offer suggestions for what has worked for us.  

Your success if our success, so we will try to give you as much support as you need. 

Yes, we will, but you will be responsible for building your audience and running Friends with Forks in your region.

No. It would not be an official franchise, but a chapter. This means you do not have to buy into the business and will not be an owner. 

Good question.  Once you are up and running, it will probably take about 5-10 hours a week to run not including going to the events. It really depends on how much you want to put into it. 

The first step is to build an email list and build anticipation.  We will set up up using Mailer Lite our email provider service. 

Yes! Once you become an ambassador, we will give you a special landing page for your city.

Yes. You will need to know how to set up the event page, and how to manage the emails service, etc. But not to worry. We will teach you everything you need to know. 

Yes!! We will work with you every step of the way. We will teach you about all the different platforms (the website, the ticketing platform, etc) and best practices for marketing and running the business in your community. 

YES!! We gladly welcome all your suggestions and any ideas for how to make Friends with Forks better, and how to make it work in your community. 


Once you have around 300 people on your email list, and have built up a following on social media,  you can plan a launch. This will probably take around 2-3 months. 

Got questions? Write to laurel@friendswithforks.com

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