First Table is marking the one-year anniversary of its North American debut in Vancouver by encouraging users to dine out safely and give back this holiday season with a month-long charitable campaign in support of the Vancouver Food and Beverage Community (VANFBC) relief fund.
The restaurant discovery platform allows diners to reserve the ‘first table’ of the night at in-demand establishments across the city such as Pourhouse, Ancora and La Boqueria. First Table diners pay a standard $10 booking fee and receive 50 per cent off their total food bill for parties of two to four guests.
The commission-free platform not only helps diners save money and explore new eateries, it also supports local restaurants by helping them fill tables at the beginning of the night to generate revenue during typically slow service periods.
In honour of First Table’s milestone anniversary in Vancouver, $5 from each booking made on the platform from Tuesday, November 17 to Tuesday, December 15 will be donated to the VANFBC relief fund.
A hyper-local community focused program, VANFBC provides financial assistance to hospitality workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or are unable to work due to medical issues or unforeseen circumstances.
In accordance with Vancouver Coastal Health guidelines, all First Table restaurant partners have committed to current provincial health requirements and safety protocols, and are currently welcoming guests within the same household and core bubbles.