Supper clubs are restaurant establishments doubling as social clubs. These social clubs were trendy in the 1920s during prohibition. These were often run illegally. In order to enter one of these places, you need to know a password or perform a special knock. In today’s time, supper clubs are still popular in the Midwest and scattered throughout America and are now legal establishments.
I loved the idea of having a social club where you can hang out, eat, and socialize, so Whimsy’s version expresses that by creating these fun theme suppers, making delicious food, and creating whimsical experiences for smaller groups.
I do occasionally. I mainly do it for friends or family. If I do catering, I prefer a gig where I can cook on the spot, the food quality is better and it’s actually safer to serve food made-to-order. I’m not fond of catering because often the food you cook must be transported to a designated location, so the food ends up sitting in a transportation box longer than I desire. This process can lower the food quality depending on the food prepared. Some foods can stand up to the travel with continued quality like stews, and soups, or foods that don’t need too much temperature control, (like chips and baked goods that don’t need refrigeration) these work best.
If I were to cater I prefer. . .
Scone and small cake orders which can include tea and mocktails
A place with an onsite kitchen, potable water and refrigeration
A licensed facility
I host suppers at a venue called Flicker and Fir Farm on 1465 SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis, OR for private groups and events.
Yes, there is parking, but it is very limited. It is best to carpool with your group, ride your bike, or walk if you’re in the neighborhood. During a private supper event you can park along the street at Alexander Ave or you can park by the northern side of the leaning barn up the gravel road.
I charge $55 a person. This includes the three-course supper, mocktails, tea, or other non-alcoholic drinks, and a fun-themed activity to do along with the meal.
You can do this in several ways:
1. Online through this website whimsysupperclub.com
2. Fill out the contact form
3. Shoot me an email at email@example.com
4. Text/call at 971-808-1105
5. Talk to me in person at one of the farmer’s markets on Tuesday / Sunday
6. Book a consultation appointment with me (fill this form out)
I accept cash, check, cards, Venmo, PayPal, Kuto, and Tap.
You can most definitely wear a costume for the themed supper! It is strongly encouraged, but it is not required. Your costume can be as elaborate as you want or it can be as simple as wearing a silly hat.
Depending on the theme, diners get to do an activity. For example, the Otherworld has pin-the-wisp on the ghoul and fishing for apples. Another example is playing croquet and moving one-space-on during a Mad Tea Party.
Yes, I do! It is certainly important to me that everyone enjoys their meal. With enough notice, I’m more than happy to come up with an alternative that fits your allergy or dietary restrictions.
Please give me five (5) to seven (7) days ahead of time so I have time to confirm details, plan and prepare. I also need to notify the venue owners. The menus are seasonally dependent, therefore I may need to come up with some alternative dishes for supper. I need to get some supplies like pumpkins for carving, for example, in the case of the Otherworld theme.
No, those are too big for my taste and not my thing. Otherwise, I enjoy doing small special occasion gatherings like birthday parties, and family dinners (as pictured below), and seasonal holidays like Halloween or date nights. My supper themes pair well with those kinds of occasions.
I hold a Food Handler’s card with a 100% score, a culinary arts degree, and over a decade of restaurant experience while living in Portland in various restaurant settings. As a result, I have a solid understanding of the industry. Additionally, I hold high standards for the cleanliness of my kitchen. Also, Whimsy is a registered LLC and I hold general liability insurance.
The short answer is yes. Some themes have dark elements to them that may make some people uncomfortable. For example, Supper with the Creatures features fun, odd creatures that have a taste for human fingers. If any part of a theme makes you feel uncomfortable, please do not book it or attend. Choose a theme that you feel comfortable with. The darker themes are similar to A Nightmare Before Christmas, the Munsters, or Coraline if that is helpful.